Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the tribulations of the economic downturn and has experienced significant growth over the five years to 2016. As demand from downstream industries has increased in line with consumer confidence and disposable income, the industry has grown. In the coming years, industry revenue is forecast to continue to grow, as rising consumer sentiment and household disposable incomes encourage consumers to upgrade furnishings in their homes. In addition, retailers will increasingly turn to wholesalers to restock inventory with cheap imported goods... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Home Furnishings Wholesaling industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, firms in the industry spend $0.08 on capital investment. This level of capital intensity is typical for industries in the wholesale sector. Labor required in the industry is needed to operate stocking machinery, check inventory, provide customer service and create and maintain sales relationships. Laborers are required to manage tasks throughout almost every step of this industry's sales and distribution processes. As a result, wages are expected to account for 7.4% of industry revenue in 2016.
This industry's main capital applications include delivery vehicles and storage, warehousing and computer inventory systems... purchase to read more