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 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 2014, 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