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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 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
$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 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 three largest players are expected to account for about 24.1% of industry revenue in 2014. Market share concentration has increased over the past five years, from 20.6% in 2009. 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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