Furniture and floor covering wholesalers have struggled to make headway over the past five years as several factors have contained sales and trimmed price margins. Retail prices for furniture have been contained by moderate domestic demand conditions and increased penetration of low-cost imports, and this has squeezed margins for wholesalers. However, the most important factor affecting industry competitors is the growing incidence of wholesale bypass. Retailers are increasingly dealing directly with manufacturers and importers, and squeezing traditional wholesalers out of the furniture supply chain.
Operators in this industry wholesale blinds, floor coverings, furniture and mattresses. Wholesalers act as the supply link between manufacturers and retailers. The wholesale of ceramic tiles and canvas blinds is excluded from the industry.
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.