Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for cleaning and maintenance supplies distribution has been subdued over the past five years. The recession negatively impacted demand from downstream users as consumers reduced purchases in light of contracted budgets. As the economy has been recovering and consumers have been experiencing increasing disposable income, demand for end-users, such as industrial and commercial companies, has improved. Over the next five years, downstream industries will spend more on cleaning and maintenance services, and therefore, the supplies needed for these activities.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The spread of establishments within the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors industry is most highly concentrated within the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. The distribution of industry establishments largely follows that of cleaning service firms, industrial and commercial buildings, universities and other key downstream markets. Most distributors tend to locate closest to their downstream customers in order to save on shipping and transportation costs.
The Southeast region will account for the largest share of industry establishments in 2014 with about 25.6% of all locations. This share of establishments for the industry falls roughly in line with the share of the entire US population for the region, at about 25.4%... purchase to read more