On the fritz: Despite forecast growth, operators face rising competition and wholesale bypass

Operators in the Household Appliance and Television Wholesaling industry distribute household items such as laundry appliances, cooking appliances and television sets to retailers. The industry plays an essential role in distributing a variety of goods to the downstream retail industry. Its performance is therefore highly dependent on trends among UK consumers and on wider economic sentiment.Over the five years through 2019-20, industry revenue is anticipated to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.9% to £12.3 billion. The weak housing market in the latter part of the five-year period impeded industry growth. The number of residential property transactions decreased, meaning that fewer people were moving houses and thus needed to replace household appliances...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£12.3bn
Annual Growth 15-20
-0.9%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
18,787
Businesses
1,644

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue fell as the housing market weakened, despite schemes supporting homebuyers
  • Sales of televisions have continued to be threatened by the popularity of laptops and tablets
  • Awareness of and initiatives supporting energy efficiency will likely promote replacement sales
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    As is usual in the wholesaling sector, establishments in the Household Appliance and Television Wholesaling industry are primarily located close to major retailers and distributors, which are in turn predominantly situated around major population clusters and areas where household wealth and incomes are relatively high. The distance between major market segments can be critical, because it affects transportation costs and the time taken for products to reach stores.LondonLondon is estimated to account for the largest share of industry establishments, with 22.2% of television and household appliance wholesalers operating there despite the region’s high rental cost of property. This far outweighs the city’s 13.4% share of the UK population. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having an exclusive sales contract
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from electrical household appliance retailing and Number of residential property transactions in the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in the industry wholesale and distribute household appliances, including televisions, radios, fridges, washing machines, heaters, cameras, and other small electrical household appliances. The industry does not include the wholesale of CDs, DVDs or the equipment these are played on.

    Industry Products
  • Major household appliances
  • TVs and radios
  • Small household appliances
  • Heating and cooling appliances
  • Cameras and camcorders
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Electrical household appliance wholesaling
  • Radio and TV equipment wholesaling
  • Photographic and optical goods wholesaling
  • Electrical heating appliance wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from electrical household appliance retailing
  • Number of residential property transactions
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real effective exchange rate

  • Current Performance
  • False hope
  • Stocking property
  • Converging appliances
  • Skirting wholesalers
  • Trends and innovation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housebuilding
  • Energy efficiency
  • Clearer picture
  • Problems persist
  • Table: Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Department Stores
  • Audio & Video Equipment Retailers
  • Electrical Household Appliance Retailing
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Electrical Appliance Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Major household appliances
  • TVs and radios
  • Small household appliances
  • Heating and cooling appliances
  • Cameras and camcorders
  • Other products
  • Chart: Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Specialist retailers
  • Department stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Online retailers
  • Businesses
  • Direct sales
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingRentIn 2019-20, rent costs are expected to absorb 3.4% of industry revenue. Costs in this industry largely cover expenditure required for storage facilities along with the rented use of any machinery and equipment. This cost has remained fairly constant. Global manufacturers, operating as wholesalers in the United Kingdom, often have headquarters in London to promote their interests and selling their goods. This inflates rent costs slightly for the industry. DepreciationUtilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, BSH Home Appliances Limited,
  • Table: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BSH Home Appliances Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    4K Television
  • An ultra high definition TV with resolution of around 4000 pixels.
  • 8K Television
  • An ultra-high definition TV with horizontal resolution around twice that of 4K
  • Major Household Appliance
  • A large machine that accomplishes routine housekeeping tasks such as cooking, food preservation, cleaning and heating.
  • Small Household Appliance
  • Appliances, usually handheld, that accomplish some routine housekeeping or personal-care tasks.
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