Too many cooks: A rise in wholesale bypass has limited industry revenue growth

The Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling industry has struggled due to difficult market conditions over the past five years. Fluctuating consumer sentiment has negatively affected demand from downstream markets such as department stores and houseware retailers over the past five years, reducing demand for industry products from wholesalers. However, the Australian population's steady growth over the period has supported industry demand, as new households require industry products. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2018-19, to $2.5 billion. Increasing demand for private-label products and a rise in wholesale bypass are anticipated to reduce industry revenue by 3.0% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing prevalence of wholesale bypass has posed a major threat to industry revenue
  • Some industry firms have benefited from growing demand for high-end kitchen and diningware products
  • Growing links between manufacturers and retailers will constrain the industry’s growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling industry have faced volatile trading conditions over the past five years. Fluctuating consumer sentiment, rising wholesale bypass and subdued growth in discretionary incomes have constrained growth in demand for industry products over the period. In response to these conditions, wholesalers have rationalised their product offerings to adapt to the changing needs of consumers and retailers, mitigating these losses. Overall, industry revenue is anticipated to rise at an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $2.5 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of 3.0% in the current year, due to a sharp drop in demand from houseware retailing...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling are:

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from department stores and Demand from houseware retailing in the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry companies primarily wholesale china, glassware, cutlery, tableware (including crockery) and other kitchen and diningware products.

    Industry Products
  • Tableware
  • Glassware
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Cookware
  • Bakeware
  • Industry Activities
  • Chinaware wholesaling
  • Cooking utensils wholesaling (except electric appliances)
  • Crockery and cutlery wholesaling
  • Enamelware wholesaling
  • Glassware wholesaling
  • Kitchenware wholesaling
  • Tableware wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from department stores
  • Demand from houseware retailing
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Retail demand
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Profit
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Consumer trends
  • Table: Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Houseware Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Product Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cookware
  • Tableware
  • Bakeware
  • Glassware
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Chart: Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Department stores
  • Houseware retailers
  • Food-service providers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Stands for electronic data interchange, the electronic transmission of data between organisations.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Where a firm owns businesses that operate at different levels of the same supply chain.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • When retailers buy directly from the manufacturer to lower costs.
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