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Footwear Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Footwear Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42434 | Apr 2014

Booted out: Cheap imports and increasing price competition will flatten growth

IBISWorld’s Footwear Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$31bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
27,410
Businesses
4,059
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite the economic recovery, the industry is not forecast to show signs of consistent improvement for the five years to 2019. This is due to retailers' increasing price-setting powers pushing footwear wholesalers out of the industry. Furthermore, an increase in cheap imports will cut into domestic sales and wholesalers will be forced to slash prices and wages just to stay competitive, causing profit to suffer... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Women's and girls' footwear

Women's and girls' footwear (excluding athletic footwear) accounts for the largest proportion of industry revenue at 43.4% and includes products such as casual and heeled shoes, slippers and formal shoes. This product segment has slightly increased from about 39.0% of industry revenue since 2009, as a result of a trend towards more casual shoes and flats.

Men's and boys' footwear

Men's and boys' footwear (excluding athletic footwear) accounts for 26.0% of industry revenue. Products within this segment include men's and boys' sandals, casual and work shoes, slippers and other similar items made from any material... 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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