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 Investment Chapter
Capital investment has been rising because of advances in computer systems and technology, such as radio frequency identification and extensible markup language, designed to monitor inventory levels and reduce downtimes in the supply of clothing to retailers. IBISWorld estimates that for each $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.04 on capital. While this is indicative of a low level of capital intensity for the overall industry, larger wholesalers can spend up to $0.6 on capital for every dollar spent on labor.
Over the past five years, capital intensity has been rising as the industry becomes increasingly reliant on technology and labor decreases... purchase to read more