Big shoes to fill: Strong competition in the retail sector has driven down industry revenue

The Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling industry has struggled over the past five years due to rising competitive conditions in the retail sector, which have increased price-based pressures for wholesalers. The growing prevalence of wholesale bypass has also negatively affected industry revenue over the period. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to $1.21 billion. This includes an anticipated decrease of 3.2% in 2017-18.Although demand from clothing and footwear retailers has been strong over the past five years, wholesalers have not been able to benefit from rising demand due to price-based pressures. more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competitive conditions in the retail space have increased price-based pressures for wholesalers
  • Downstream markets have increasingly bypassed wholesalers to cut costs
  • Industry players are expected to focus on exporting locally made products to overseas markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of downstream markets, such as clothing and footwear retailers and major department stores, strongly influences the industry's geographic spread. The majority of industry goods are imported. As a result, close proximity to ports is important to control the transport of goods to warehouses, or directly to customers. The industry is heavily concentrated in Auckland and Canterbury, with the two regions expected to account for 73.1% of industry enterprises and 47.2% of the population in 2017-18. This high proportion relative to the population share indicates that industry firms in these regions also supply goods to retailers and organisations in other areas via established transport networks...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling are:

  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing retailing and Demand from footwear retailing in the Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms wholesale a range of clothing and footwear products to retailers. Wholesalers also perform other functions, such as logistic and administrative activities. This includes managing the storage and transportation of products, and establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers to ensure a reliable supply and demand of stock.

    Industry Products
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Children's clothing
  • Infant's clothing
  • Sleepwear and underwear
  • Women's footwear
  • Men's footwear
  • Other clothing products
  • Industry Activities
  • Clothing wholesaling
  • Footwear wholesaling
  • Hosiery wholesaling
  • Leather clothing wholesaling
  • Millinery wholesaling
  • Sports clothing wholesaling
  • Sports footwear 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 clothing retailing
  • Demand from footwear retailing
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Retail trading conditions
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Foreign competition
  • Industry structure
  • Niche markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Industry structure
  • Opportunities
  • Table: Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores in New Zealand
  • Clothing Retailing in New Zealand
  • Footwear Retailing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services in New Zealand
  • Postal and Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Children's clothing
  • Women's footwear
  • Men's footwear
  • Infant's clothing
  • Other clothing products
  • Sleepwear and underwear
  • Chart: Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Clothing retailers
  • Department stores
  • Footwear retailers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing and Footwear 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 Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing and Footwear 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 Clothing and Footwear 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 Clothing and Footwear 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
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  • Intermediary Costs
  • Expenses that are incurred in moving goods from the producer or supplier to the user or customer.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend in retail and manufacturing industries where retailers source products directly from producers to cut costs.
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