Department Stores Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Global department store sales are expected to reach $839 billion by 2018. A majority of those sales will come from developing economies.

The retail world for department stores is evolving. As developing countries are entering better economies, new department stores are being built. Because of the popularity of online shopping, department stores are building their websites to share the success.

Department stores are also changing their layout and inventory. In most department stores you can now find a variety of goods besides clothes, including: shoes, jewelry and accessories, cosmetics, glasses, children’s products, glasses, and even home goods. Some department stores are fitting in restaurants and food courts to push consumers to stay longer on premises.

Different regions in the world have majority in categories. Asia-Pacific dominates global retail sales, while North American dominates per-capita retail spending.’s collection of market research studies on department stores in the consumer goods and retailing industry will help you stay competitive and grow in this healthy market. We offer a full array of studies on subjects ranging from department store’s layout and design to specific store segments in the market, including discount, specific inventory based clothing, and select stores. Also is a full library of country-specific studies for retail in different nations.

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Department Stores Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Global Market Briefing 2020: Covid 19 Impact and Recovery

    ... $1810.0 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of -1.83%, this is due to disruption in supply chains and decline in consumption as a result of trade restrictions and lockdowns imposed across countries owing to the ... Read More

  • Department Stores in Australia - Industry Market Research Report

    ... through separate instore departments. Department stores purchase products from wholesalers and manufacturers and onsell them to consumers. They also undertake activities including customer service, product merchandising, advertising, inventory control and cash handling. This report covers ... Read More

  • Department Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... e-commerce has accelerated declines, revenue contraction is primarily attributable to the increasing number of major players that have expanded their product ranges to include groceries, which transitions their revenue to the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters ... Read More

  • 2020 U.S. Department Stores Industry-Second (2nd) Quarter-Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update-Industry & Market Report

    ... estimates on the size of the industry (sales, establishments, employment) nationally and for all 50 U.S. States and over 900 metro areas. Other data include financial ratios, number of firms, payroll, industry definition, 5-year historical ... Read More

  • Department Stores in New Zealand - Industry Market Research Report

    ... are generally displayed and sold in separate instore departments. Firms source merchandise from wholesalers and manufacturers and then sell it to consumers through bricks-and-mortar stores or ecommerce sites. Pure-play online players are excluded from the ... Read More

  • Retail Markets in China

    ... a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment ... Read More

  • Retail Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China is ... Read More

  • Mixed Retailers in Estonia

    ... As a result, mixed retailers, especially department stores, are being somewhat side-lined by the major players, meaning they have to compete with the growing number of various other retailers whilst staying basically in their old ... Read More

  • Retailing in Estonia

    ... constantly increasing purchasing power. At the same time however, more dynamic growth is hampered by a rather stagnant trend in the country’s general demographic, meaning growth is minimal and mainly supported by an increasing immigration ... Read More

  • Retailing in Argentina

    ... country continues to result in inflation rates of over 50%, causing a major contraction in spending power and consumption in all categories as salaries are not rising at the same rate. Local businesses typically transfer ... Read More

  • Department Stores in Argentina

    ... has become even more tempting for a growing number of consumers who, in search of the best prices, are visiting such outlets. In turn, the large number of openings of both own branches and franchisees ... Read More

  • Retailing in Ecuador

    ... reducing its number of employees. President Lenín Moreno and his economic advisors warned that more job cuts were to be expected throughout the year, spreading fear that resulted in a slowdown in consumption. However, during ... Read More

  • Retailing in Israel

    ... number of changing conditions and significant challenges. For example, some domestic players are struggling to cope with intensifying competition from new players, international competitors and established retailers straying from their traditional channels into new channels ... Read More

  • Department Stores in Israel

    ... prices, sales and promotions and finding bargains. In the midst of these changes, many observers believe that the department stores channel has not responded adequately, accelerating competition and diminishing the channel’s relevance. As a result, ... Read More

  • Retailing in Bulgaria

    ... in particular move elsewhere within the EU in search of improved opportunities. Dubbed by the BBC as the “world’s fastest-shrinking country”, Bulgaria will see retailers forced to adapt to increased pressure brought about by a ... Read More

  • Department Stores - 2020 U.S. Market Research Report with COVID-19 Forecasts

    ... United States with over 100 data sets covering 2011-2024. This report has updated 2020 and 5-year forecasts due to the imact of COVID-19. This Kentley Insights report includes historical and forecasted market size, ecommerce, product ... Read More

  • Mixed Retailers in Ecuador

    ... products in one place. The expansion of department stores across Ecuador continues to threaten the strength of competing channels such as apparel and footwear specialist retailers, as busy consumers are increasingly shifting towards shopping for ... Read More

  • Department Stores in Bulgaria

    ... Mall. Both stores struggled to make a profit and Debenhams shut up shop at the end of the review period. Sofia Department Stores OOD’s Notosgalleries remained active with support from its main creditors who own ... Read More

  • Mixed Retailers in Kenya

    ... homewares. Furthermore, these stores serve as a one-stop shop for consumers seeking convenience. Variety stores are mostly frequented by urban and young consumers who like to go to such stores to window shop and/or find ... Read More

  • Retailing in Kenya

    ... has led to the opening of stores which mainly target mid- to high-income consumers, who are demanding more premium and sophisticated products. Furthermore, the retailing industry is also benefiting from the expanding base of young, ... Read More

  • Retailing in Hungary

    ... albeit with a slower decline than in 2018. Retailing continued to be fuelled by higher disposable incomes and purchasing power, which had a positive effect on consumer confidence. All major product categories benefited from higher ... Read More

  • Department Stores in Hungary

    ... department store Il Bacio, closed in 2015, after only two years of business, leaving department stores an empty channel in Hungary. Il Bacio failed to meet the high expectations for a luxury department store, and ... Read More

  • Department Stores in Saudi Arabia

    ... Centerpoint and RedTag performed well due to an increase in strategic store locations, as well as promotional intensity. On the other hand, department stores dealing in standard and premium products failed to attract customers in ... Read More

  • Retailing in Saudi Arabia

    ... in consumer behaviour and reduced spending. The outcome of the decline in discretionary spending is that Saudi consumers are more price-conscious, switching to similar goods when prices of the original offerings rise. Faced with these ... Read More

  • Retailing in South Africa

    ... restrictions on credit and low employment levels. Grocery retailers saw modest but sustained growth with traditional grocery retailers and convenience stores in particular benefitting from their convenient neighbourhood locations, with the latter looking to expand ... Read More

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