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North American Workwear and Uniforms Market, Forecast to 2021

North American Workwear and Uniforms Market, Forecast to 2021

Frost & Sullivan analysis reveals that the North American workwear and uniforms market is poised for growth as manufacturers realign their product portfolios to suit the needs of millennials in the workforce. Manufacturers are carefully evaluating new growth opportunities so as to bring value-addition to the end user.

New workwear is likely to take the form of moisture-wicking fabric, stain-resistance, and smart workwear for end users that are responsive to new technologies. Headwinds have characterized the rental segment leading to choppy growth. Manufacturers that are able to switch to eCommerce are likely to be able to successfully navigate any turbulence in the market.

The emergence of eCommerce as a viable sales channel is bringing to the forefront issues pertaining to inventory management. Manufacturers have to invest in tools that allow them to respond in a nimble manner; it becomes essential for manufacturers to stock the right amount of inventory so as to minimize wastage and optimize working capital management.

White workwear is expected to offer new growth opportunities due to increased hiring in healthcare and social assistance. Incumbents are well-positioned to take advantage of these growth opportunities due to robust product portfolios and efficient laundry facilities.

Manufacturers are likely to reevaluate the benefits of ancillary rental services so as to maximize the benefits to the end user. The provision of easy care is lessening the demand for laundry services.

Collaborations between workwear and uniform manufacturers and technology giants and start-ups are emerging. The possibility of new growth levers are likely, should the use cases for smart workwear be well defined. As style and design gain more prominence, manufacturers are likely to invest in design teams that can bring to the market aesthetically appealing workwear.

Growth in the uniforms segment is expected to be driven by increased allocation of spending on military, law enforcement under the Trump administration, which in turn, is expected to boost sales of uniforms. As uniforms continue to be worn as a symbol of pride, there is unlikely to be any major shift away from the traditional uniform design.

Region-level consolidation is expected to continue during the forecast period as incumbents seek to realize cost synergies and move further along the maturity curve.

Overall, the outlook for the uniform and workwear market is positive, as incumbents are well positioned to respond in a nimble manner to changing end-user preferences. Regional dynamics are also stable, which is expected to encourage workwear manufacturers to make investments in innovative garments.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Workwear and Uniforms Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Geographical Scope
    • Market Overview-Definitions
    • Market Segmentation
    • Definitions
    • Fabric Trends in Workwear and Uniforms Market
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Segmentation
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Segmentation by Country
    • Market Breakdown by Revenue Channel-Direct, Rental, and Online
  • Workwear and Uniforms Market Overview-Revenue Channel
    • Market Overview-Direct Channel
    • Market Overview-Rental Channel
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Workwear and Uniforms Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
    • Market Overview-Revenue Channels
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Workwear and Uniforms Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Workwear and Uniforms Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Workwear and Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Segment
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast by Segment Type
      • Table Total Workwear and Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast by Segment Type, North America, 2013-2021
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Total Workwear and Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
      • Table Total Workwear and Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel, North America, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast by Country-Direct and Rental Channels
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion by Revenue Channel
    • Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Workwear and Uniforms Market
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Share
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Workwear and Uniforms Market: Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants, North America, 2016
    • Total Workwear Market-Competitive Environment
    • Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Share
    • Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Share Analysis
      • Table Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market: Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, North America, 2016
    • Direct Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Competitive Environment
    • Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Share
    • Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Market Share Analysis
      • Table Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market: Market Share Analysis of Top 6 Participants, North America, 2016
    • Rental Channel Workwear and Uniforms Market-Competitive Environment
    • Total Workwear and Uniforms Market-Competitive Factors Assessment
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Transformation in the Workwear and Uniform Ecosystem-2016
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Bringing Technologically Advanced Workwear to the Market
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Leveraging eCommerce to Reach Previously Inaccessible Users and Increasing Upsell Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Launching Smart Workwear
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • General Workwear Market
    • General Workwear Market-Overview
    • General Workwear Market-Key Findings
    • General Workwear Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table General Workwear Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table General Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • General Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table General Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2013-2021
    • General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • General Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table General Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • General Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
    • General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
      • Table General Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel, North America, 2013-2021
    • General Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Breakdown by Revenue Channel
    • Direct Channel General Workwear Market-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Direct Channel General Workwear Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Direct Channel General Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel General Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel General Workwear Market-Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel General Workwear Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel General Workwear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel General Workwear Market-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Rental Channel General Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Rental Channel General Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Rental Channel General Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • General Workwear Market-Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Blue Workwear Market
    • Blue Workwear-Market Overview
    • Blue Workwear Market-Key Findings
    • Blue Workwear Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Blue Workwear Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Blue Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Blue Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Blue Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Blue Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
    • Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
      • Table Blue Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market-Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market-Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Blue Workwear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Rental Channel Blue Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Blue Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Rental Channel Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Rental Channel Blue Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Blue Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • White Workwear Market
    • White Workwear Market-Overview and Product Trends
    • White Workwear Market-Key Findings
    • White Workwear Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table White Workwear Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table White Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • White Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table White Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • White Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
    • White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
      • Table White Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel White Workwear Market-Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Direct Channel White Workwear Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Direct Channel White Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel White Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel White Workwear Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel White Workwear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Rental Channel White Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel White Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Rental Channel White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Rental Channel White Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel White Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Corporate Workwear Market
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Overview and Product Trends
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Key Findings
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Corporate Workwear Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Corporate Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Corporate Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2013-2021
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
      • Table Corporate Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel, North America, 2013-2021
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Channel by Product Type
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Corporate Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Rental Channel Corporate Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Direct Channel Corporate Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Corporate Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Corporate Workwear Market-Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Career Workwear Market
    • Career Workwear Market-Overview and Product Trends
    • Career Workwear Market-Key Findings
    • Career Workwear Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Career Workwear Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Career Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Corporate Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Career Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Career Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country North America, 2013-2021
    • Career Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
    • Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
      • Table Career Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Career Workwear Market-Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Direct Channel Career Workwear Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Career Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Career Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Career Workwear Market-Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Career Workwear Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Career Workwear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Rental Channel Career Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Rental Channel Career Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Career Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Casual Workwear Market
    • Casual Workwear Market-Overview and Product Trends
    • Casual Workwear Market-Key Findings
    • Casual Workwear Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Casual Workwear Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Casual Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Corporate Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Casual Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Casual Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Casual Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
    • Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel
      • Table Casual Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Revenue Channel, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market-Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, US, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market-Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
    • Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Direct Channel Casual Workwear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Rental Channel Casual Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Casual Workwear Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Rental Channel Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Rental Channel Casual Workwear Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Rental Channel Casual Workwear Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Uniforms Market
    • Uniforms Market-Overview
    • Uniforms Market-Key Findings
    • Uniforms Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Uniforms Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Uniforms Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Uniforms Market-Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Uniforms Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Uniforms Market-Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
    • Uniforms Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
      • Table Uniforms Market: Competitive Structure, North America, 2016
    • Competitive Environment-Uniforms Market
    • Uniforms Market-Competitive Factors Assessment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • List of Companies in "Others"
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed

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