Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US - IBISWorld Industry Market Research

Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US

Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US - IBISWorld Industry Market Research
Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US
Published Feb 09, 2011
33 pages — Published Feb 09, 2011
Price US$ 1,020.00  |  Buy this Report Now

About This Report



The economic recession has had a dismal effect on the US economy, including men's and boys' apparel wholesalers. With decreased discretionary spending in 2008 and 2009, retailers have been offering deep discounts to consumers in order to retain sales. Due to weak downstream demand, wholesalers were left with excess inventories, slashing their own prices to move stock. In their ongoing quest to cut expenditures and sustain margins, retailers have been sourcing directly from manufacturers, causing wholesalers to cut prices to remain relevant in the apparel supply chain. Meanwhile, imports have grown to represent 95% of domestic demand for upstream manufacturers. Because these foreign goods are made with cheap labor, retailers prefer these low-cost goods. As a result, wholesalers are left with lower demand.

Typical businesses in this industry purchase men's and boys' clothing from apparel manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, generally with minimum or no further product development. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising their products, and storing and transporting 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.

Document ID
Report Type
PDF Adobe Acrobat
Buy Now

IBISWorld Industry Market Research—IBISWorld is a leading strategic business information provider that offers comprehensive information on more than 700 US industries covering 4,000 individual product segments. They also provide global industry and industry risk rating reports covering Australia, the United Kingdom and China. IBISWorld data offers detailed analysis on growth trends, the competitive environment and key issues. Reports average 30 to 40 pages and contain figures; market characteristics; product, market and service segmentation; industry conditions, current and historical performance analysis; risk scores; industry participants and market share; factors to success; and 5-year forecasts with forecast analysis.

About the Author

Cite this Report

IBISWorld Industry Market Research. "Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US" Feb 09, 2011. Alacra Store. Oct 21, 2016. <>
IBISWorld Industry Market Research. (2011). Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US Feb 09, 2011. New York, NY: Alacra Store. Retrieved Oct 21, 2016 from <>
US$ 1,020.00
$  £  
Have a Question?

Any questions about the report you're considering? Our Customer Service Team can help! Or visit our FAQs.

More Research

Search all our Market Research from one place.