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Discount Department Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Discount Department Stores

The Discount Department Stores industry has struggled during the five-year period due to declining demand and intense competition, with revenue declining over the five years to 2018. Rising competition from existing players that already dominate the industry, as well as newer online platforms has accelerated industry revenue declines. Additionally, an increasing number of operators, such as Walmart Inc., have expanded into selling groceries, making many of their stores not relevant to industry performance. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is anticipated to continue declining, as operators are anticipated to continue to experience intense competition both internally and externally, leading to further industry consolidation and price-based competition.

This industry comprises retailers that sell various consumer goods at discounted prices. Unlike department stores that have separate cash registers in each department, discount department stores generally have central customer checkout locations.



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 Percentage of services conducted online
    • 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 TJX Companies Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Walmart Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Ross Stores Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - 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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