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Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42432 | Apr 2014

Unraveling: Wholesale bypass and cheap imports continue to lower prices and hurt demand

IBISWorld’s Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$52bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
57,803
Businesses
9,090
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The economic recession has had a dismal effect on men's and boys' apparel wholesalers. With decreased discretionary spending in 2008 and 2009, retailers have been offering deep discounts to consumers to retain sales. Due to weak downstream demand, wholesalers were left with excess inventories and slashed prices to move stock. In their ongoing quest to cut expenditures and sustain margins, retailers have been sourcing directly from manufacturers, causing wholesalers to cut prices to remain relevant in the apparel supply chain. Meanwhile, due to cheap foreign labor, retailers are enticed with low-cost imports. As a result, wholesalers are left with lower demand... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

It is relatively inexpensive to set up wholesale operations, but there can be a high cost to the long-term nature of establishing brand names, which is a major source of product differentiation. Small distributors find it hard to compete for large downstream sales accounts, which have traditionally been the domain of major direct sales. Also, independent distributors are usually required to pay dues, buy franchises or pay a percentage of their profit. Small wholesalers cannot afford this cost. Additionally, many large and branded clothing companies control their entire supply chains, limiting third party wholesalers from establishing supply contracts with them... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

Businesses in this industry purchase men's and boys' clothing from apparel manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, generally with minimal or no further product development. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising their products, and storing and transporting stock.

Industry Products
Suits, coats and formal wearUnderwear and sleepwearShirtsSlacks and jeansUniforms and work clothingAccessories
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling men's and boys' glovesWholesaling men's and boys' hats and capsWholesaling men's and boys' neckwearWholesaling men's and boys' outerwearWholesaling men's and boys' sportswearWholesaling suitsWholesaling men's and boys' swimwearWholesaling office attire


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