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 Investment Chapter
The TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry has a low level of capital intensity, typical for industries within the wholesale sector, since they require both human labor and investment in capital for their daily operations. In 2015, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.09 is allocated for capital investments.
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. Capital expenditures have remained fairly stable over the past decade, as industry operators have gradually used order management and process software as well as productivity enhancing supply chain management software and equipment... purchase to read more