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Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in Canada

Over the five years to 2018, the Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry in Canada has suffered from increased external competition, though improvements in the macroeconomic climate have kept the industry afloat. While growth in consumer spending and per capita disposable income have encouraged shoppers to splurge on high-end children's clothing, many apparel purchases have been captured by industries that directly compete for consumer dollars. Furthermore, limited consumer leisure time has encouraged shoppers to visit department stores or other one-stop-shop establishments in lieu of the specialty retailers that operate in this industry. These factors combined have caused industry revenue to slightly decline over the five years to 2018. Over the five years to 2023, the industry will experience a period of growth. Despite increasing external pressure from competing industries, industry revenue is expected to grow.

This industry includes specialized clothing retailers that sell a wide range of ready-to-wear infant and children’s clothing. Supplementary services include basic alterations, such as hemming and taking in or letting out seams. This industry excludes retail sales from department stores, mass merchants and online-only retailers.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Carter's Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Gap Inc. (industry-relevant operations) financial performance*
    • Table The Children's Place (industry-relevant operations) financial performance*
    • Table The Gymboree Corporation (industry-relevant operations) financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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