Across the aisle: The industry faces increased external competition from supermarkets

The performance of the Department Stores industry in Ireland generally follows trends of the overall Irish economy; real wages, consumer expenditure and consumer confidence rise when unemployment falls, which increases the amount that consumers are able to spend on discretionary goods sold by the Department Stores industry. The Irish economy has performed well over the past five years, continuing to recover from and grow since the economic crisis. Department stores have performed well over the period, with industry revenue forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.7% over the five years through 2018 to reach €2.2 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2.2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
12,630
Businesses
38
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The expansion of supermarket product ranges has increased competition for the industry
  • Department stores have invested in omni-channel and multi-channel retail sales
  • The potential re-introduction of customs controls could negatively affect supply chains
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Department Stores industry in Ireland has a low level of capital intensity; in 2018 for every €1.00 spent on capital, an estimated €7.63 is spent on wages. Department stores have a lower level of capital intensity than many other retail stores as they employ a greater number of staff than most other retail stores, particularly high-end stores such as Brown Thomas & Co. This is because reputation and providing a high level of customer service is important for the success of department stores. In addition, some staff, such as those on make-up counters or those selling particularly high-end products, will be required to have additional qualifications and experience, causing their wages to be higher than the average retail worker...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Department Stores Industry

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

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real personal consumption expenditure and Retail sales index - value sales of non-food products excluding automotive fuel, bars and motor trades in the Department Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Department Stores in Ireland Industry?

    Department stores are non-specialised retail stores that stock and sell a wide range of items covering many different product categories such as food, clothing, novelty items furniture and more.

    Industry Products
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Accessories
  • Health and beauty products
  • Homeware
  • Electrical items
  • Food
  • Industry Activities
  • General merchandise retailing
  • Clothing retailing
  • Food retailing
  • Household goods retailing
  • Game and toy retailing
  • Consumer electronics retailing
  • Personal-care product retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real personal consumption expenditure
  • Retail sales index - value sales of non-food products excluding automotive fuel, bars and motor trades
  • Modified real disposable income per capita
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Supermarket retail sales

  • Current Performance
    Automation and employmentStrategies for salesThe ethical shopper
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    EU shake upOnline competition
  • Table: Department Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Department Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Jewellery Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Food
  • Homeware
  • Health and beauty products
  • Electrical items
  • Other
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Department Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 45 and 64
  • People aged between 30 and 44
  • People aged between 15 and 29
  • People aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Department Stores 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 other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Department Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Department Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Marks and Spencer Ireland Ltd, Brown Thomas & Co Ltd, Debenhams Retail (Ireland) Ltd, Heatons Unlimited Company,
  • Table: Marks and Spencer Ireland Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Brown Thomas & Co Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Debenhams Retail (Ireland) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Heatons Unlimited Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Department Stores 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 Department Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Bord Bia
  • A food and drinks board that provides market insight, in partnership with industry, to drive the commercial success of the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry.
  • Chartered Institute Of Purchasing And Supply
  • An industry association that provides a wide range of services related to procurement.
  • Retail Ireland
  • Representative body for the entire Irish retail industry.
  • What Our Customers Say

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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