Overview

Given the boot: Increasing wholesale bypass has caused industry revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Footwear Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Footwear Wholesaling industry has faced several challenges over the past five years. Growth in the number of imports from low-cost countries has had a negative effect on footwear prices. The decline in the average price of footwear has hindered industry revenue growth and constrained profitability for operators. As a result, industry revenue is expected to contract at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $2.0 billion. Price discounting by most major footwear retailers and department stores has eroded product margins and industry profitability, leading to a contraction in establishment and employment numbers. Growth in wholesale bypass has also affected trading conditions across the industry. Revenue is expected to rise by 0.3%...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is subject to low concentration with the top four players accounting for considerably less than 40% of the market. Most industry participants are smaller sized operators with fewer than 20 employees. Technology change is low and the industry is subject to low regulation. As a result, it is feasible for new operators to enter the industry and gain market share. The low capital investment required by new entrants also encourages new players to enter.

Nevertheless, prospective entrants may be deterred by the industry's medium barriers to entry. Existing operators have well established contracts and agreements in place with manufacturers and retailers, which may be difficult to infiltrate. Fur..

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Industry Products

What is the Footwear Wholesaling Industry?

Companies in the industry wholesale a range of footwear products to retailers. Most footwear wholesalers also conduct sales and administrative activities. These include managing the storage and transportation of stock, developing marketing and advertising, and establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers to ensure the reliable supply and demand of stock.

Industry Products
Women's footwear
Men's footwear
Children's footwear
Other footwear
Industry Activities
Men's footwear wholesaling
Women's footwear wholesaling
Children's footwear wholesaling
Work-related footwear wholesaling
Unisex footwear wholesaling

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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