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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers


Overview of the U.S. Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Linens, Domestics, Curtains, And Draperies

Miscellaneous Home Furnishings, Including Household Containers, Flatware, Pans, Baskets, And Kitchen Utensils

Sporting And Recreational Goods And Supplies

Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels

Knit And Woven Piece Goods

Goods Purchased Gray And Finished On Contract

Cotton, Including Blends

Synthetics, Excluding Synthetic Knits

Other Knit Fabrics

Woolen And Worsted Piece Goods

Other Piece Goods

Notions, Including Buttons, Ribbons, Lace, Sewing Accessories, Zippers, And Bindings

Men's And Boys' Clothing

Men's And Boys' Suits, Coats, And Formal Wear

Men's And Boys' Dress And Casual Shirts, Sweaters, Slacks, And Jeans

Men's And Boys' Underwear And Sleepwear

Men's And Boys' Work Clothing And Uniforms

Other Men's And Boys' Clothing, Excluding Accessories

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Dresses, Blouses, And Sweaters, Including Unisex Clothing

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Suits And Coats

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Outerwear, Including Skirts, Slacks, And Jeans

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Underwear And Sleepwear

Other Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing, Excluding Accessories

Infants' And Children's Clothing, To Size 6x, Including Accessories

Men's Clothing Accessories, Including Hats, Gloves, And Neckwear

Women's Clothing Accessories, Including Hats, Gloves, And Handbags

Footwear

All Athletic Footwear

Infants' Footwear

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Footwear, Excluding Athletic Footwear

Men's And Boys' Footwear, Excluding Athletic Footwear

Shoe Accessories

Miscellaneous Commodities



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 8%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 7%
Art and Design Workers 7%
Designers 6%
Fashion Designers 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 20%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 14%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 13%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7%
Production Occupations 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 18%
Material Moving Workers 16%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 15%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • PRYM Consumer Usa trademarks "OMNIANGLE" - measuring devices - 01/08/2018
  • H.i.s. International Group trademarks "FOREVER ME" - Girls dresses, legging, legging sets, shorts, short sets, tops, scooters, scooter sets, hooded sweatshirts, jackets - 01/06/2018
  • One Step up trademarks "BROOKLYN STANDARD" - Medical wearing apparel - 01/05/2018
  • Fuerst Group patents Foam Mat With Variable Surface Density - 10/19/2017
  • Tumi patents Checkpoint-friendly Backpack - 10/19/2017
  • Sourcing Network International patents Pillow Display Stand And Assembly - 09/07/2017
  • johnnie-O raises $2 million in funding. - 01/25/2017
  • Sequential Brands Group raises $25 million in funding. - 08/07/2013
  • Frederick's of Hollywood Group raises $10 million in funding. - 04/01/2013




  • Top Innovators

    535327949150
    CompanyInnovation Score
    E.s. Originals535
    Totes Isotoner327
    5.1194
    Tumi91
    Maytex Mills50

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Trump’s ‘Made in America’ showcase: These products made the list - It manufactures engineered wood products and distributes products and services to wholesalers ... cut and sew apparel manufacturer provides t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants for men. The small company, which employs about 170 people, supplies products ... (07/17/2017)
    • Distribution center forms the hub that supplies jobs, stores, consumers - Mike Willem, Variety Wholesalers senior vice president of distribution ... that helps them keep up with the products, which range from clothing to household goods, food, and other supplies. When a store needs to replenish its inventory, the store ... (06/27/2017)
    • Factory to shelf: Wholesaler sorts and delivers products to stores - Last August, Variety Wholesalers ... zones for clothing, food, etc. We have thousands and thousands of products.” Willems said the scanner helps them keep up with the products, which range from clothing to household goods, food and other supplies. (06/25/2017)
    • The Long, Twisted History of Your Credit Score - Production and consumption were so thoroughly blended that a loan to a farmer for agricultural supplies would inevitably help him or her purchase clothing ... Merchant Magazine in 1853, a contributor lamented that, “[g]o where you may to purchase goods ... (07/22/2015)
    • Recycle, reuse, renew mission of Zero to Go - Sarah Womer is single-handedly changing the landscape of Dutchess County, one piece of ... For clothing and household items, try swapping or bartering with others in your community. Donate used tools and extra building supplies to your local Habitat ... (01/25/2015)
    • Petco coming to Dickson - Petco is the last piece in the merchant puzzle coming together at the Crossings ... along with a Marshalls and a Ross, two "off price" clothing and home-goods stores, and Colton's Steakhouse. The 10,400-square-foot store passed, along with the other ... (08/15/2014)
    • Bargain Hunting: 100+ Places to Find a Great Deal - Dealio - Search for deals directly from their Web site or use their arsenal of free deal hunting ... of wholesalers allows you to target products you want. Everything from apparel to jewelry to furniture. Online Classifieds, Coupons and Other Bargain ... (09/11/2007)
    • Remnant-fabric firm knows how to survive - "We're strictly wholesale, and we carry the better ... survivor of the city's textile jobbers, a merchant who sells a tremendous stock of odd-lot fabrics to dry goods stores, custom tailors and clothing manufacturers. Four ready-to-explode floors of ... (07/31/1992)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,725,831 on Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 205 contracts to 90 companies, with an average value of $30,287 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Women's, Children's & Infants' Clothing & Accessories Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Men's & Boys' Clothing & Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing are less than those from Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing Product Sales Report



    Men's And Boys' Clothing
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Men's & Boys' Clothing & Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Women's, Children's & Infants' Clothing & Accessories Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Men's And Boys' Clothing are less than those from Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Men's And Boys' Clothing sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Men's And Boys' Clothing Product Sales Report



    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Dresses And Blouses
    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Dresses And Blouses Product Sales Report

    Men's And Boys' Shirts, Slacks, And Jeans
    Men's And Boys' Shirts, Slacks, And Jeans Product Sales Report

    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Outerwear
    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Outerwear Product Sales Report

    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

    Sporting And Recreational Goods And Supplies
    Sporting And Recreational Goods And Supplies Product Sales Report

    Linens, Domestics, Curtains, And Draperies
    Linens, Domestics, Curtains, And Draperies Product Sales Report

    Service Receipts And Labor Charges
    Service Receipts And Labor Charges Product Sales Report

    Labor Charges For Repair Work
    Labor Charges For Repair Work Product Sales Report



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