Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry has benefited from strong downstream demand. Since home furnishings are often discretionary, rising consumer confidence in the economy and increased disposable income has led to an increase in sales of furnishings at the retail level. Consequently, stores purchased more goods from industry operators while wholesale demand increased. Moreover, revenue growth will likely continue to gain traction in the five years to 2020 as the economy continues to improve. Furthermore, improvements in existing home sales and housing starts are also expected to continue to drive demand... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is concentrated in the West, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Great Lakes regions; these four regions hold a combined share of 78.0% of establishments. Per capita income, access to transportation and proximity to retailers are all factors determining this distribution.
The Western region of the United States accounts for the highest number of establishments in 2015, with an estimated share of 23.1%. This region includes Los Angeles and San Francisco, which are home to some of the largest ports in the United States as measured by tons of cargo... purchase to read more