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 Analysis Chapter
Prior to the recession, the TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry grew steadily as retail demand remained strong for TVs and home appliances. High demand encouraged retailers to purchase greater volumes of goods from industry operators, which led to higher sales figures for industry operators. The recession swept in a swift reversal, as dropping consumer sales led to plummeting industry revenue. However, the industry experienced a quick revival and revenue spiked 9.5% in 2010. Wholesale activity increased as downstream demand improved with the help of rising disposable income levels, more consumer spending and temporary government incentives, such as the federal appliance rebate program.
Within the last few years, however, this forward momentum has stalled... purchase to read more