Living large: Industry revenue has been supported by expanding obesity levels

The Plus Size Clothing Stores industry has thrived over the past five years in spite of largely negative consumer sentiment and weak general retail conditions. Growth in disposable incomes and rising obesity levels over the period have supported industry revenue growth. Approximately 66.1% of the population aged 18 and over are estimated to be overweight or obese in 2018-19. This represents a large potential consumer market for the industry. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.0 billion.A surge in store numbers over the past five years has provided fashion-conscious consumers with a greater range of trendy plus size more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • External competition from general clothing retailers and department stores has increased
  • The industry is facing strong competition from general clothing retailers
  • Price competition is forecast to increase as more plus size clothing stores enter the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Plus Size Clothing Stores industry exhibits low capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $8.68 is spent on wages. The industry is typically labour-intensive as employees are required to handle day-to-day retail operations, such as providing customer service, stocking shelves, merchandising, processing transactions and tracking inventory. As the industry has become more competitive, retailers offering similar products have attempted to differentiate themselves from competitors by offering a higher level of customer service and assistance. This is achieved by requiring staff to hold extensive product knowledge and strong sale skills...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Plus Size Clothing Stores are:

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Levels of obesity and Demand from department stores in the Plus Size Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry?

    Industry retailers specialise in plus size clothing, which is clothing proportioned specifically for larger men and women. The industry excludes online-only players, department stores and other clothing retailers that do not primarily sell plus size apparel.

    Industry Products
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Plus size clothing retailing
  • Plus size undergarment retailing
  • Plus size sports apparel retailing
  • Plus size outerwear retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Levels of obesity
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Strong competition
  • Growth opportunities
  • Profit trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continuing competition
  • Growth opportunities
  • Profit
  • Table: Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54 years
  • Consumers aged 55 years and over
  • Consumers aged 15 to 34 years
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plus Size Clothing Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    City Chic Collective Limited, Noni B Limited, TS 14 Plus Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: City Chic Collective Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Noni B Limited - financial performance
  • Table: TS 14 Plus Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plus Size 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 Clothing Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The ability to conduct transactions via the internet.
  • Obesity
  • A medical condition characterised by excess body fat, generally classified as having a body mass index above 30.0.
  • Plus Size Clothing
  • A general term given to clothing proportioned specifically for people with larger dimensions.
  • Point-Of-Sale
  • An electronic payment system that incorporates the use of a cash register with a credit or debit card from the same device.
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