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% to reach $8.3 billion. However, revenue is anticipated to increase by 0.5% in 2014-15. 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 retail sector... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Clothing Wholesaling industry has struggled over the past five years, as economic conditions have provided a challenging environment and changing consumer behaviour has meant the industry has had to fight to maintain relevance to the retail sector. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 2.2% to $8.3 billion. However, revenue is forecast to increase by 0.5% over 2014-15 as overall economic and retail conditions improve, providing some relief to industry operators.
Wholesale bypass and the growing trend towards online shopping are causing the industry considerable grief, especially in light of the struggling retail sector... purchase to read more