Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling in the US
Shifting supply chain trends in the Women's and Children's Apparel Wholesaling industry have changed aspects of industry operations over the past five years. Amid these changes, improving economic conditions, including rising consumer confidence and increasing disposable income levels, have provided the industry with some stability, preventing steady declines in industry revenue. Although the vertical integration of the supply chain for many large industry operators poses a threat to the industry's growth, the strengthening domestic economy has positively affected this industry over the five years to 2018. Revenue growth is expected to return over the five years to 2023. While average profit margins are expected to remain steady over the next five years, the difference between margins earned by smaller and larger operators is expected to increase, as industry operators are anticipated to leverage their economies of scale to boost operational efficiencies.
Industry operators purchase and resell women’s, children’s, infants’ and unisex clothing and accessories. Operators purchase apparel from manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, with minimum or no further development of the product. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising, and storage and transportation of 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.
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