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 Investment Chapter
The Textile Product Wholesaling industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $8.16 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 levels are 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 levels vary among different industry participants. Large wholesalers are typically less labour intensive since they are usually most advanced in the adoption of labour-saving technology... purchase to read more