Bigger is better: Expanding waistlines have helped to support industry revenue growth

Operators in the Plus-Size Women’s Clothing Stores industry retail plus-size women’s clothing, which is designed for women that wear clothes of size 14 and above. The industry only includes firms that cater specifically to plus-size women, both with a physical store and purely online retailers. The industry excludes generalist clothing stores with plus-size ranges. The industry’s top four players include JD Williams & Company Ltd, Evans Retail Ltd, Yours Clothing Ltd and Freeman Grattan Holdings Ltd.The Plus-Size Women’s Clothing Stores industry has expanded substantially over the past five years. Key developments over the period have been the changing attitudes towards plus-size fashion and the growing customer base...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£708.9m
Annual Growth 13-18
4.9%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
2,941
Businesses
70

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising obesity levels in the United Kingdom are expected to support industry growth
  • Operators using social media platforms have been able to reach a younger demographic
  • Obesity levels are forecast to rise as people exercise less, supporting demand
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Plus-Size Women’s Clothing Stores industry is estimated to be in the growth phase of its life cycle, as illustrated by high revenue growth, a growing customer base and an increasing number of operators. Industry value added, which measures the industry’s contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the ten-years through 2022-23. Meanwhile, the wider economy is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2% over the same period. This indicates that the industry’s contribution to the UK economy is growing over time, a typical sign of an industry in its growth phase.Over the past five years, the number of enterprises in the industry has risen rapidly. Inc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing retailing and Level of obesity in the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

    Businesses in this industry retail plus-size women’s clothing, which is designed for women that wear clothes of size 14 and above. The industry only includes firms that cater specifically to plus-size women, both with a physical store and purely online retailers. The industry excludes generalist clothing stores with plus size ranges.

    Industry Products
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Bottoms
  • Tops
  • Lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear
  • Outerwear
  • Activewear, accessories and other
  • Footwear
  • Industry Activities
  • Plus-size women's clothing retailing
  • Plus-size women's accessories retailing
  • Plus-size women's footwear retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Level of obesity
  • Real household disposable income
  • Population aged 18 to 64 years

  • Current Performance
  • Rising obesity
  • Body positivity and media
  • Technology
  • External competition
  • Market structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competitive pressures
  • Growing consumer base
  • New avenues
  • Market structure and profit
  • Table: Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Clothing Manufacturing
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Postal & Courier Activities

  • Products & Services
  • Bottoms
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Tops
  • Lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear
  • Outerwear
  • Footwear
  • Activewear, accessories and other
  • Chart: Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women aged between 45 and 54
  • Women aged between 35 and 44
  • Women aged between 25 and 34
  • Women aged between 55 and 64
  • Women aged 24 and under
  • Women aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal CompetitionExternal Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    JD Williams & Company Ltd, Evans Retail Ltd, Yours Clothing Ltd,
  • Table: JD Williams & Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Evans Retail Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Yours Clothing Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing 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 Plus-Size Women's Clothing 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
    Bricks-And-Mortar
  • Describes a physical shop, distinguishing it from an online shopping portal.
  • Chatbot
  • A computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the internet.
  • Obese
  • A medical condition characterised by excess body fat. People with a BMI of more than 30 are generally classified as obese.
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