Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry took a hit when disposable income dropped during the recession. In the past five years, stagnant downstream demand has pressured industry sales. Additionally, the industry has been hurt by manufacturers and retailers engaging in wholesale bypass. In the five years to 2019, industry growth will be driven by the recovering economy, as well as trends promoting energy-efficient appliances and technologically advanced products. The continuation of wholesale bypass is projected to hinder some of this industry growth by driving out smaller and less-profitable operations... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry exhibits low market share concentration. IBISWorld estimates that the largest players each account for less than 1.0% of total industry revenue in 2014. The majority of the businesses in the industry are privately owned and have been successfully supplying the local retail demand in their communities. In 2014, an estimated 44.2% of industry establishments have fewer than five employees.
In recent years, many of the industry's small operators have been driven out of business due to falling industry profitability as downstream demand decreased and wholesale bypass increased. In fact, the number of firms is expected to decrease 4.7% annually on average in the five years to 2014... purchase to read more