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Strategy 557 - Apparel Industry Resources: Industry Research & Market Reports

Professor Anu Nagarajan, Fall 2020

Apparel Retail Industry Research


Ross databases, industry and government websites from which you can read market and industry research reports, news and articles related to your industry and companies, and find and download relevant market, consumer and related census demographic and business data.

Many of the resources use government-assigned industry classification systems to index relevant company and industry data.  Here are a couple of useful codes to know for your Strategy 557 project


North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Codes:         

448140  Family Clothing Stores

448110  Men's Clothing Stores

448120  Women's Clothing Stores

448150  Clothing and Accessories Stores                                            

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes:

5611  Men and Boys' Clothing and Accessory Stores

5621  Women's Clothing Stores

5632  Women's Accessory and Specialty Stores

5651  Family Clothing Stores

Industry trends and predictions from consultancies

Consumer and demographic data

Apparel industry analysis and statistics