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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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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Historically, the Footwear Wholesaling industry has been labor intensive. Much of this labor has been used for administrative tasks such as selling or managing stock, and for physical tasks like moving stock. These roles do not add much value to the products, and as a result, advances in computer technology have been able to automate an increasing number of these tasks. IBISWorld estimates that the industry uses $0.09 for capital investments for every dollar spent on labor in 2015.

Technology is used for stock control, inventory management and supply chain management... 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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