Window Coverings Wholesaling
Window Coverings Wholesaling industry demand tends to move in line with activity in the housing market, since home furnishings in general are often purchased when consumers relocate. Over the five years to 2018, all measures of real estate activity have risen concurrently with consumer incomes, boosting demand for the distribution of window coverings. Nonetheless, revenue growth will likely remain limited in the near future due to merchandisers negotiating directly with manufacturers. Large home furnishings chains and mass merchandisers fulfill a significant portion of downstream demand, and these giants have increasingly been able to buy in bulk and communicate directly with manufacturers for better prices, cutting out the wholesaler's traditional role. Over the five years to 2023, the Window Coverings Wholesaling industry is anticipated to continue growing, albeit more moderately. Measures of the residential real estate market, including housing starts and existing home sales, are expected to continue improving.
This industry includes operators that serve as intermediaries between manufacturers and retailers. Operators purchase large volumes of window covering products, including curtains, blinds and draperies, for sale to retailers.
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.