Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special
focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their
performance. Report contents include:
Sample report is available online.
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for retail professionals, with online news categories including
executive issues, technology insights, special reports, and case studies. Selected articles from current and
prior issues from the magazine and special reports can be viewed online with registration.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and
developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth
forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
Sample report is available online.
Clothing and Footwear Retailing in North America
Market guide provides an overview of the North American retail market and includes historical and forecast sales
data by region (e.g., North America, United States, Canada, and Mexico) and product category. Summary description,
table of contents, and index of tables and figures can be viewed free online.
Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in the U.S.
Retail market research report includes an overview of the apparel and footwear specialist retail sector, with
topics covered including headlines, trends, channel formats, and channel data (e.g., historical and forecast
five-year sales, outlets, and selling space trends, with company and brand share data provided for these same
historical measures). Summary description and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.
Annual statistical study provides detailed analysis of the retail apparel accessories market, with data broken
down by accessory category with additional breakdowns by consumer age group, style of accessories, and retail
channel category, as applicable. Current and prior studies can be downloaded and viewed online.
Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Kits
How To Start A Clothing Store
Free business startup kit provides an overview of the retail apparel business and key factors to be considered
in starting a company in this industry. Topics covered in this startup kit include selecting a niche or specialty,
target market, startup costs, operations, marketing, and additional reference sources.
Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Guides
Clothing Store & More
Business startup guide provides an overview of the retail apparel business and takes users through the various
aspects of starting a company and running it successfully. Table of contents and selected excerpts from the
Kindle edition of this publication can be previewed online via Amazon.com's "Look Inside" feature.
Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance
sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed benchmarking data available
by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.
Sample reports are available online.
RMA Annual Statement Studies
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Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial
ratios for companies in this retail sector. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent
year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report is available online.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this
retail sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage
data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.
ERI Economic Research Institute
Apparel Retail Stores Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases
for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions
included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.
Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in
more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported
by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.
Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers
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