Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue for the Clothing Wholesaling industry is expected to decline by an annualised 2.2%. As the global reach of many clothing companies grows, wholesale bypass is becoming increasingly prevalent. Low-cost producers in countries such as China and Vietnam are becoming more accessible, selling products directly to retailers and bypassing wholesalers in the process. The Clothing Wholesaling industry's weak performance can also be attributed to low underlying demand from the clothing retail sector. The rise of online clothing stores has undermined demand for products sold through traditional retail channels, which has undercut retailers' demand for products sold by wholesalers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a low level of market share concentration, with only one company, Pacific Brands, accounting for more than 5.0% of the available market. The top four players have a combined market share of less than 20.0%. The market is relatively saturated with small players offering a range of products. The industry is characterised by a large variety of products and brands, making it difficult for any entity to dominate the market.
The industry also faces the threat of independent wholesale bypass. Larger retailers purchase imported clothing directly from manufacturers, thus bypassing the traditional wholesaler. On top of that, some clothing brands operate vertically integrated supply chains that bypass wholesalers completely... purchase to read more