Wearing away: Wholesale bypass trends have continued to unravel industry revenue

The Textile Product Wholesaling industry purchases, sells and redistributes textile products to retailers, manufacturers and other organisations throughout Australia. These products mainly include bed linen, blankets, doonas, pillows, towelling, curtains, blinds, rope and string. Textile product wholesalers connect textile manufacturers (domestic and foreign) with retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.Over the past five years, the industry has struggled with declining profit margins, increased pressure for discounted products from retailers, and shrinking local textile and clothing manufacturing industries...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Pressure from discounted products from retailers has increased over the past five years
  • Established companies have diversified their product lines to capture greater market share
  • Firms are expected to develop premium products and services to increase per unit returns
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Textile Product Wholesaling industry wholesales a range of textile products, including bed linen, towels, pillows and other fabrics.Bed linen, blankets and quiltsBed linen, blankets and quilts are the largest product segment for the industry, accounting for 29.1% of industry revenue. This segment includes sheets, pillowcases, quilts, quilt covers and blankets. This segment has declined as a share of industry revenue over the past five years as large players, such as Pacific Brands, have increasingly sold these products directly to consumers through retail outlets.Curtains and blindsCurtains and blinds account for 28.8% of industry revenue. This segment excludes products that are not made from textiles. Cha...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manchester retailing and Demand from department stores in the Textile Product Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale textiles or textile products, such as bed linen, blankets, towels, yarns, fabrics, tents and other textile and canvas goods.

    Industry Products
  • Bed linen, blankets and quilts
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Towels and face washers
  • Table and kitchen linen
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Other textile products
  • Yarns and fabrics
  • Industry Activities
  • Blanket, doona, pillow, towel, lace, soft furnishings and linen wholesaling
  • Tent, tarpaulin and textile netting wholesaling
  • Rope, string and cordage wholesaling
  • Sewing thread, thread, yarn and textile trimming wholesaling
  • Textile fabric, glass fibre fabric, elasticised fabric, narrow fabric and felt (except floor coverings) wholesaling
  • Textile awning and blind wholesaling
  • Textile bag and sack wholesaling
  • Sail cloth wholesaling
  • Other canvas goods, textile piece-goods and textile product 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 manchester retailing
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Profit
  • Participation
  • Technology adoption
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit
  • Supply chain changes
  • Industry participation
  • Table: Textile Product Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Textile Product Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cut and Sewn Textile Product Manufacturing
  • Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Bed linen, blankets and quilts
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Yarns and fabrics
  • Towels and face washers
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Table and kitchen linen
  • Other textile products
  • Chart: Textile Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fabric and other textile goods retailers
  • Department stores
  • Clothing manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Textile Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hanes Australasia Limited,
  • Table: Hanes Australasia Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Textile Product 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 Textile Product Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Technology that incorporates a cash register with an electronic payment system to allow instantaneous transactions through one device.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Wholesale bypass occurs when retailers deal directly with manufacturers, rather than through wholesalers.
  • Wholesaling
  • Wholesaling functions include the sale of goods from one business to another business, including manufacturers and retailers.
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