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Footwear Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Footwear Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42434 | May 2016

Well-heeled: Industry profit will stabilize as growth in the price of shoes slows down

The Footwear Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$37bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
34,866
Businesses
7,126
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Footwear Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the recession. Improving economic conditions in the United States have propelled this industry out of the recession and redirected it toward its normal growth pattern. Falling unemployment, a strengthening dollar, an increase in per capita disposable income and higher shoe prices have helped preserve profit margins for industry operators, while fueling revenue growth in this industry. Consequently, demand for footwear in the United States has increased, which has helped footwear wholesalers pull themselves out of recession. Over the next five years, international trade in footwear is anticipated to grow. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to increase footwear imports into the United States... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Industry concentration measures the extent to which major players dominate an industry. The Footwear Wholesaling industry has a low level of concentration, as it has a fragmented market that has a mix of small and large participants. The top four players are expected to account for less than 30.0% of industry revenue in 2016. Market share concentration has increased over the past five years. The highly competitive nature of this industry will continue to place pressure on participants to close operations or merge to maintain profitability. Even wholesaling customers like large, well-established department stores are subject to mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy, putting further pressures on wholesalers to consolidate... 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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