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.
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