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 Products Chapter
Shirts, including button-down formal shirts and casual t-shirts, account for an estimated 26.9% of industry revenue in 2015. This figure has declined over the past five years because jeans have increased their share of sales as fashion changes toward more casual clothing. Additionally, the high unemployment rate over the five years to 2015 has put a damper on demand for corporate office apparel, including button-down shirts.
Slacks and jeans
The second-largest product segment in this industry is composed of slacks and jeans and accounts for 19.3% of industry revenue. Denim has been popular during much of the five years to 2015, helping the category grow over this period... purchase to read more