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 Locations Chapter
TV and Appliance industry establishments are concentrated in the West, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Population, per capita income levels, population and proximity to consumer electronics retail stores are the main determinants of the geographical distribution of industry concentration.
The West region has the highest concentration of industry establishments, with an estimated 28.7% share in 2014. An overwhelming majority of industry establishments in this region are located in California. The state, which is expected to account for 23.7% of industry operators, is densely populated and has a high concentration of retail establishments that sell televisions and other appliances... purchase to read more