Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
It has been a tough race for sporting goods wholesalers over the past five years, though revenue is anticipated to benefit from renewed spending and strong demand from health-conscious consumers over the five years to 2019. Still, the industry will face competition from industries that offer consumers alternative ways to spend their leisure time, such as fitness-related video games... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry is typified by moderate barriers to entry. Over the past five years, the trading environment for operators has become intensely competitive due to the influx of merchandise manufactured in Asia. Wholesalers who do not stock low-cost merchandise manufactured in Asia have differentiated themselves on the basis of product range and quality. Alternatively, wholesalers who have chosen to stock goods manufactured from global markets, especially from China, have contended with strong price-based competition.
New industry entrants are required to outlay some capital to establish and maintain computerized inventory controls, machinery to move stock as well as invest in warehousing and transportation... purchase to read more