Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US
The Men's and Boys' Apparel Wholesaling industry has experienced relatively stable growth over the past five years. During much of the period, improving economic conditions, such increasing consumer confidence and rising disposable income, have stimulated consumer spending on discretionary industry products, resulting in industry revenue gains. Furthermore, declining cotton input prices for upstream manufacturers and an appreciating dollar have combined to lower industry purchase costs, increasing industry profitability. Over the next five years, strong gains in per capita disposable income, is anticipated to drive increased consumer expenditure on industry products. However, the industry will have to contend with several potential threats, including vertical integration of downstream apparel retailers and reshoring of upstream apparel manufacturers.
Businesses in this industry purchase men’s and boys’ clothing from apparel manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, generally with minimal or no further product development. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising their products, and storing and transporting stock.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.