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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 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
$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 Products Chapter

Shirts

Shirts, including button-down formal shirts and casual t-shirts, account for an estimated 33.7% of industry revenue in 2014. 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 2014 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 24.2% of industry revenue. Denim has been popular during much of the five years to 2014, helping the category grow over this period... 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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