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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 | Aug 2016

By a thread: Revenue growth will remain steady, despite import competition and price pressures

IBISWorld’s Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$50bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
63,728
Businesses
10,213
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 Locations Chapter

Many wholesalers locate their facilities near clothing manufacturers, key suppliers to the industry, as well as men’s and boys’ retailers to reduce shipping costs. However, geographic spread in this industry is becoming less important as consumers increasingly shop via the Internet. Wholesalers are in danger of being marginalized as manufacturers initiate directly selling to consumers.

Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic has the second-largest number of wholesalers, accounting for 28.0% of total industry establishments. Many wholesalers are located in this region because 24.4% of men’s and boys’ manufacturers are located here. Wholesalers have establishments close to their suppliers to cut down on shipping costs and delivery time... 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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