Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. Competition from existing wholesalers can prove a serious hurdle for new entrants to the industry. Larger industry wholesalers have substantial buying power that allows them to purchase products at lower rates from upstream manufacturers. The cost savings they are able to pass on to retail groups makes them highly competitive. Other players form part of vertically integrated firms that participate in both manufacturing and wholesaling. It is practically impossible for new entrants to persuade these manufacturers to outsource the wholesale function.
The financial commitment required by new entrants can be significant, with the cost of establishing a warehouse and distribution centre typically high for new wholesalers... purchase to read more