In the bag: Retailers have improved their online operations to regain market share

Over the five years through 2018, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.3%. Despite a healthy economic environment characterised by rising disposable income and strong employment figures, operators have contended with strong external competition and intense pricing pressures. Clothing retailers have been slow to react to market shifts, surrendering ground to external rivals. In response, retailers have expanded offerings in order to regain market share, increasing their online operations and introducing value-added services such as extended delivery options to appeal to busy consumers.Although revenue has grown over the past five-year period, the industry's performance has been constrained by economic more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Retailers are increasing their online operations and introducing value-added services
  • Advanced payment systems have increased the number of transactions made online and in-store
  • Online-only retailers are expected to become the largest threat to operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has a low level of market share concentration. The industry's largest player is estimated to account for just 11.8% of total revenue in 2018, which demonstrates the fragmentation of the clothing retailing market, and the largest four companies in the industry are projected to contribute only 25.5% of industry revenue in IBISWorld expects market share concentration to remain low over the next five years. This is due to the vast number of smaller retailers offering different products and serving different markets. In addition, consumers often purchase clothing depending on the type and occasion. This gives consumers an abundance of choice and makes it difficult for major players to capture significant market share...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clothing Retailing Industry are

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Experienced work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Modified real disposable income per capita and Consumer sentiment index in the Clothing Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Clothing Retailing in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry source clothing from wholesalers or manufacturers and sell them to consumers. Most industry participants sell goods from one or more retail stores and often operate an online portal as well. The industry does not include enterprises that only operate online. Although accessory sales are covered, shoe sales are not.

    Industry Products
  • Women's Clothing
  • Men's Clothing
  • Children and infant's clothing
  • Accessories
  • Delivery options and subscriptions
  • Industry Activities
  • Retail sale of women's clothing
  • Retail sale of men's clothing
  • Retail sale of children and infants' clothing
  • Retail sale of accessories and other items
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Modified real disposable income per capita
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Population aged 65 years and over

  • Current Performance
    Competitive landscapeGoing onlineChanging technologyCurrent concernsProfit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Competitive landscapeStrategies for growthTraditional stores
  • Table: Clothing Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Third-Level Education in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Women's Clothing
  • Men's Clothing
  • Children and infant's clothing
  • Accessories
  • Delivery options and subscriptions
  • Chart: Clothing Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 and 64
  • Consumers aged between 25 and 34
  • Consumers aged between 18 and 24
  • Consumers aged 65 and over
  • Consumers under 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing and advertising costs
  • Shipping, transport and delivery costs
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Primark Ltd, Industria de Diseno Textil SA,
  • Table: Primark Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Industria de Diseno Textil SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Clothing Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bricks-And-Mortar Store
  • Describes a store with a physical building and a high-street presence.
  • Online-Only Retailer
  • A retailer that only sells over the internet without a physical high-street presence.
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