The Footwear Wholesaling industry has faced a challenging environment, with revenue expected to contract at an annualised 1.8% in the five years through 2014-15. Trading conditions across the industry have been affected by declines in the price of shoes and an increase in wholesale bypass activity. Fluctuations in retail demand for footwear, along with variations in disposable income, consumer sentiment and the trade-weighted index, also influenced industry performance during the period. Industry profitability has suffered due to strong competition between players and declines in product margins.
Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in wholesaling a range of footwear products to retailers, generally with minimum or no further development of the items. Most wholesalers in the industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers to ensure the reliable supply and demand of stock, marketing and advertising their products, and storage and transportation of stock.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.