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


Overview of the U.S. Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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 Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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.

market forecast

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 Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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

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

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 Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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 Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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 Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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 Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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


Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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

  • GF Holdings trademarks "URBAN ROMANTICS" - Bottoms as clothing; Knit tops; Sweaters; Woven tops; Business wear - 10/27/2017
  • Flylow Sports trademarks "FOXY BIB" - Ski pants - 10/02/2017
  • International Designs trademarks "THE BAND BY HOTHEADS" - Hair extensions; Wigs - 07/25/2017




  • Top Innovators

    7
    CompanyInnovation Score
    Sparkly Soul7
    Malouf Marketing
    Brisco Apparel

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Closing bell: Sensex, Nifty, Midcap at fresh record close; heavyweights lead - Here are the top headlines at 3 pm from Moneycontrol News' Sakshi Batra 2:55 pm Sugar Update: Sugar prices firmed up by Rs 50 per quintal at the wholesale market in the ... for pharmaceutical and similar goods including OTC Products. (01/08/2018)
    • Barry Goldwater - The brothers had entered the market too late with too little, for Sonora was overstocked in dry goods, and general merchandising ... the surrounding diggings were clamoring for supplies. According to La Paz merchant Isaac Goldberg, "People had little ... (01/05/2018)
    • Art of Space: La Posada's Staab House - After working for a year for the merchant Solomon Spiegelberg, Staab and Zadoc, his older brother, opened a dry goods business. It would grow into the largest wholesale trading ... farming implements, mining supplies, patent medicines, and “Yankee ... (03/13/2015)
    • “It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.” - Be sure to check out the other Slate Plus exclusives related to John Swansburg’s history of the self-made man, including a full audio version of the piece and an inside ... tell you anything about how this dry goods merchant did really well. (09/29/2014)
    • The french fry connection - The global rise of the U.S. frozen french fry from $1.7 billion in wholesale ... markets dry up. Delta postpones the launch of daily nonstop flights from Portland to Osaka, Japan. One response could be to switch to other markets, exporting goods to Latin ... (04/03/2013)
    • Texas town is the cheapest place to live in US - "Housing is the biggest piece ... of goods (the amount paid for the product plus shipping), operating expenses (overhead, payroll, marketing, and supplies), plus any additional markup. For example, supermarkets set milk prices based on competitive ... (06/27/2011)
    • Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills Industry Group in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade Report - The Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills industry group report provides in-depth analysis ... NEC (rubberizing fabric or purchased textile products); 5131 - Piece Goods, Notions, and Other Dry Goods (broadwoven converters); 5131 - Piece ... (08/15/2008)
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    • Remnant-fabric firm knows how to survive - "We're strictly wholesale, and we carry the better goods ... Mr. Guss is the downtown 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. (07/31/1992)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $239,829 on Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 20 contracts to 12 companies, with an average value of $19,986 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 Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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.

    Linens, Domestics, Curtains, And Draperies
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
    Men's & Boys' Clothing & Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers
    Furniture Merchant Wholesalers
    Hardware Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Women's, Children's & Infants' Clothing & Accessories Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Linens, Domestics, Curtains, And Draperies are less than those from Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Linens, Domestics, Curtains, And Draperies sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Linens, Domestics, Curtains, And Draperies Product Sales Report



    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Women's, Children's & Infants' Clothing & Accessories Merchant Wholesalers
    Men's & Boys' Clothing & Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers
    Footwear Merchant Wholesalers
    Sporting & Recreational Goods & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing are less than those from Piece Goods, Notions & Dry Goods 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



    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report



    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Thread (except industrial) merchant wholesalers, Ribbons, textile, merchant wholesalers, Textiles (except burlap, felt) merchant wholesalers, Hair accessories merchant wholesalers, Tapes, Remnants, piece goods, Labels, Belt and buckle assembly kits merchant wholesalers, Yarns (except industrial), Piece goods (except burlap, Needles, sewing, Fiberglass fabrics merchant wholesalers, Net goods merchant wholesalers, Jute piece goods (except burlap) merchant wholesalers, Paddings, apparel, Apparel trimmings merchant wholesalers, Yard goods, textile (except burlap, felt), Sewing accessories merchant wholesalers, Binding, Fabrics, Embroidery products merchant wholesalers, Zippers merchant wholesalers, Millinery supplies merchant wholesalers, etc.



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