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 provide the link between textile manufacturers (domestic and foreign) and retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.
The industry has stagnated over the past five years, 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 Analysis Chapter
The past five years have been characterised by changes in performance, industry revenue and profit margins. During this time, the three main developments in the industry have been increased participation in importing, the adoption of software for distribution management and the absorption of independent wholesalers into upstream manufacturers.
Industry revenue growth generally reflects trends in the wider Wholesale Trade division. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 3.6% to $2.4 billion. Revenue has been constrained by retailers sourcing material directly from manufacturers, while wholesalers are turning more of their energy towards importing... purchase to read more