Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Textile Product Wholesaling industry purchases, sells and redistributes textile products to retailers, manufacturers and other organisations throughout the country. These products mainly include bed linen, blankets, doonas, pillows, towelling, curtains, blinds, rope and string. Textile product wholesalers connect textile manufacturers (domestic and foreign) with retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.
Over the past five years, the industry has struggled with declining profit margins, increased pressure for discounted products from retailers, and shrinking local textile and clothing manufacturing industries... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Textile Product Wholesaling industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $8.40 is spent on wages. The industry's capital investment requirements are increasing as firms adopt labour-saving technologies, such as inventory control systems. Although capital intensity is rising, workers continue to play a critical role in the wholesaling function as people are employed to store, organise and deliver inventory. Many wholesalers also employ workers to provide customer service to downstream retailers.
Capital investment varies among industry participants. Large wholesalers are typically less labour intensive as they are usually advanced in adopting labour-saving technology... purchase to read more