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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Many wholesalers are located near footwear manufacturers, key suppliers to the industry, as well as shoe retailers. The industry establishment spread largely follows population patterns with the three most populous regions being home to the most wholesalers. 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 and retailers contract their own manufacturers to produce private label brands.

West

The West accounts for 37.1% of establishments, with California accounting for 33.4% of industry establishments. Many wholesalers are located in this region partly because major player Nike Inc... 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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