Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite the economic recovery, the industry is not forecast to show signs of consistent improvement over the next five years. 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 43.7% 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 26.1% 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