Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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Appliance and home electronics wholesalers took a hit when disposable incomes dropped during the recession, but the economic recovery will usher in a period of growth as consumer sentiment recovers and Americans resume spending on big-ticket items like appliances and home entertainment products. Helping drive the industry's rebound will be the green movement. As consumers become more environmentally conscious and as the government continues to offer rebates to buyers of energy-efficient appliances, wholesalers will experience increased demand for these products from retailers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. This level is typical for industries within the wholesale sector since they require both human labor and investment in capital assets for their daily operations. In 2012, about $0.18 is estimated to be allocated for capital assets for every dollar spent on wages. This figure has declined slightly over the past five years; in 2007, about $0.19 was spent on capital for every dollar allocated for wages.
The main function of the wholesaling industry is to get the product to market. Therefore, the industry requires experienced workers for daily tasks such as marketing products, taking, preparing, checking and shipping orders to customers... purchase to read more