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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 | Feb 2015

Unraveling: Internal competition and imports will continue to threaten the industry

The Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$51bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
57,925
Businesses
9,098
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue growth for operators in the Men's and Boys' Apparel Wholesaling industry has remained sluggish over the past five years. With decreased discretionary spending, retailers offered steep discounts to consumers to retain sales. Due to weak downstream demand, wholesalers were left with excess inventories and slashed their own prices to move stock. In the coming years, as consumers regain confidence and purchasing power, demand for men's and boys' apparel will increase... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Men's and Boys' Apparel Wholesaling industry has a low market share concentration, defined as the top four players accounting for less than 40.0% of industry revenue. The top three players, VF Corporation, Phillips-Van Heusen and Ralph Lauren Corporation, are estimated to account for 15.9% of revenue in 2015. This low concentration reflects the fragmented market that has a mix of small and medium participants. The highly competitive nature of this industry will continue to place pressure on participants to close operations or to merge to maintain profitability. Over the past five years, concentration has slightly increased, from about 13.0% in 2010... 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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