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IBISWorld (Industry Reports)
Contains expert analysis of economic, demographic and government data, providing insight into over 700 U.S. industries. Industries profiled include: Women's & Men's Clothing Stores in the U.S., Children & Infants Clothing Stores in the U.S., Global Apparel Manufacturing, and more.
Hoover's Industry Snapshots (In Nexis-Uni)
Conduct a search using appropriate industry keywords. Industries include: Apparel Manufacturing, Clothing Stores, Footwear Manufacturing, Discount Department Stores plus many more.
Company, industry and country information for US and global business. Includes in-depth analyst reports and statistics.
S & P NetAdvantage
Access S & P Industry Surveys (link on top menu bar) for Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods and Specialty Retail.
Additional Industry Financial Information
U.S. Census Bureau (Main Site -- Selected reports listed below.)
The U.S. Census Bureau web site offers an incredible amount of statistics on business and industry. There are links to a few selected reports below, but explore the Census web site for even more information!
U.S. Economic Census by Year (2012)
"The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy."
U.S. Census Bureau: Monthly & Annual Retail Trade
Locate the most recent data available on the retail industry.
Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios (2017) at Library Research & Information Desk
Current copy (2016) located at Research & Information Desk. Selected industry categories: Retail Trade (64889), Men's Clothing (448110), Women's Clothing (448120); Family Clothing (448140; Clothing Accessories (448150); Department Stores (452111).
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys in S & P Capital IQ (NetAdvantage)
To access, select Industry Surveys from top menu bar. Offers chapters on both Retailing, General & Retailing, Speciality. Includes: Current Environment, Industry Profile, Industry Trends, How the Industry Operates, Key Industry Ratios & Statistics, How to Analyze the Industry, & Comparative Company Analysis.