Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry has fought falling downstream demand over the past five years. Since home furnishings are often discretionary, low consumer confidence in the economy and reduced disposable income during the recession led to plummeting sales at the retail level. Consequently, stores purchased fewer goods from industry operators while wholesale demand declined. However, recovery for the industry will likely continue to gain traction in the five years to 2019, as the economy improves. In 2014, IBISWorld forecasts improving per capita disposable income and housing starts will help boost industry revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Products and services
Operators in this industry wholesale a wide variety of furnishings and accessories for the home, ranging from carpet and rugs to baking pans. IBISWorld categorizes goods offered by the Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry into six groups: bed and bath furnishings, kitchen and cookware, household appliances, household decorative items, carpets and other floor coverings, window coverings and other.
Bed and bath furnishings
The bed and bath furnishings segment, which includes mattresses, bed frames, bedspreads, blankets, bedding and bathroom fixtures, is expected to account for 23.1% of total industry revenue in 2014. Consumers make the biggest outlays on furnishings when purchasing from this segment... purchase to read more