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Footwear Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Footwear Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42434 | May 2015

Kicking up dust: Profit will stabilize as growth in the price of shoes slows down

IBISWorld’s Footwear 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
$37bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
31,304
Businesses
6,945
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Footwear wholesalers dealt with a difficult operating environment during the recession. Retail spending in general, and footwear purchases specifically, plummeted during the recessionary period as consumers' purchasing power waned and unemployment soared. However, the Footwear Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the recession. In the coming years, little change is expected in this industry unless certain changes take hold over the next five years... purchase to read more

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Footwear wholesalers dealt with a difficult operating environment during the recession. Retail spending in general, and footwear purchases specifically, plummeted during the recessionary period as consumers' purchasing power waned and unemployment soared. Americans spent more on necessary goods rather than additional pairs of shoes, causing Footwear Wholesaling industry revenue to drop. However, when economic indicators began to inch back up, so did purchases of shoes. In addition, a sustained, moderate increase in the price of shoes also helped preserve profit margins for industry operators and helped them drag themselves out of recessionary woes. IBISWorld expects this sustained increase in downstream demand to bolster the industry during the five years to 2015... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Footwear Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale footwear (including athletic shoes) made of leather, rubber and other materials. Businesses in this industry purchase shoes from manufacturers, and resell them to retailers with minimal or no further development or processing. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers.

Industry Products
Athletic footwearInfants' footwearWomen's and girls' footwear (excluding athletic footwear)Men's and boys' footwear (excluding athletic footwear)Footwear and shoe accessories
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling athletic shoesWholesaling boots (e.g. hiking and Western)Wholesaling leather stock and piecesWholesaling formal shoesWholesaling casual shoesWholesaling slippers


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