Fashion Business

This guide supports course work and research on the business of apparel and fashion.

Library Research Guide

Industry Reports

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Industry reports typically present an overview of industry trends in an easy to digest format. Reports often cover industry performance; major companies; products and markets; and the external forces, such as technological factors, environmental forces, and legal and regulatory factors, that affect an industry.

Researchers may find that reports cover a broad range of business activities. For example, a researcher who is interested in companies that sell custom athleisure apparel for women in inclusive sizes may find that reports focus on a broader range of products and services—women's clothing stores or sporting goods stores. Reports are still an excellent source of current information on the factors and forces shaping an industry.

MarketLine Industry Profiles

Find MarketLine Industry Profiles in Business Source Premier.

  1. Enter MarketLine (one word) in the Ti Title field.
  2. Enter United States in the GE Geographic Terms. MarketLine also covers other countries.
  3. Enter the search terms for your industry in the TX All Text field. 
  4. After running the search, use menu on left to limit by source type (industry profile) and date (last few years).

Tips for finding MarketLine Industry Profiles in Business Source Premier.

Business Sources Premier advanced search page that illustrates search for MarketLine industry profiles. MarketLine is entered in the in title field, country of interest (the United States) is in the geographic terms field, and snack food (the industry terms) are in the all text field.


Business Sources Premier search results page that illustrates search for MarketLine industry profiles. Using the menu on the left, the search results have been limited by publication date (the most recent 3 years) and by source type (industry profiles).


Industry Statistics