Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Footwear Wholesaling industry in Australia has struggled over the five years through 2012-13. The fall in the price of shoes, increased activity by retailers to partake in wholesale bypass and shaky household demand for footwear due to the economic downturn have created a perfect storm for the industry. Over the past five years, profitability and revenue have suffered in line with either stagnation or contraction in other areas such as employment. Over the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue contracted by an annualised 1.0% to reach $2.07 billion. In the current year, industry revenue will contract by 2.6%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Shoes for women come in a broad selection of prices, styles and colours. Women typically spend more on shoes and purchase more shoes than men. This variation is largely a function of fashion, the emotional benefits attached to footwear purchases and aesthetic motivations with regard to style. Women also tend to demand a much broader range of shoes than men do. Given the large proportion of fashion shoes sold, margins for women's shoes are also materially higher than margins for other segments. Over the past five years, this product segment has remained relatively stable.
Over the past five years, there has been a trend of men switching from athletic shoes to casual and fashionable street shoes... purchase to read more