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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 | Sep 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 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 - 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 14.6% of revenue in 2014. 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 10.0% in 2009... 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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