Following the recession, consumers and businesses reduced their expenditure on services, decreasing demand for equipment and supplies. Consequently, demand for janitorial equipment supply wholesaling dropped as janitorial service, dry cleaning and laundry service establishments required fewer industry supplies. Over the last decade, industry wholesalers have also faced increasing competition from manufacturers that sell products directly to clients, as well as from e-commerce. Over the next five years, a growing and aging US population will support strong growth in the service sector; however, an increasing number of clients will continue to bypass industry wholesalers, resulting in only meager growth.
Operators sell specialized equipment and supplies used by service establishments (except supplies used in offices, stores, hotels, restaurants, schools, health, medical and photographic facilities). Janitorial supplies include carpet and floor-cleaning equipment, carpet sweepers, vacuuming systems, floor-sanding equipment and mop wringers. The industry also includes beauty parlor and barbershop products and laundry and dry cleaning products and equipment.
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.