Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies

SIC 5087

Companies in this industry

Industry report:

Service establishment equipment and supplies wholesalers specialize in one of four areas: beauty and barber equipment and supplies, custodial equipment and supplies, laundry and dry cleaning equipment and supplies, and other service establishment equipment and supplies.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 4,482 establishments in this industry in 2009, employing 48,030 people who earned a total payroll of more than $2.1 billion. Total annual sales for the industry were around $20 billion in 2011. Some of the major subcategories in this industry were beauty and barber equipment, which accounted for approximately 24 percent of sales at the end of the first decade of the 2000s; custodial equipment and supplies, which accounted for about 20 percent of sales; and laundry and dry cleaning equipment, which accounted for about 7 percent of sales. Most of the establishments in the industry were located in California, Florida, New York, and Texas, which together accounted for almost 36 percent of industry establishments.

In the early 1990s, the industry faced competition from innovative market channels. Traditional merchant wholesalers, which represented 93.5 percent of industry establishments at the time, faced the stiffest competition. Alternate channels included manufacturer direct sales, retail formats like buying clubs and warehouse clubs, and inventory service providers like subcontractors offering product assembly or transportation coordination. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Internet had become a major selling venue for most wholesalers.

According to a 2011 report by IBISWorld, the beauty shop equipment and supply wholesaling sector of the industry was expected to benefit as the United States's population was aging in the 2010s. In addition, according to the report, "With corporate profit on the rise [following the economic recession at the end of the first decade of the 2000s], businesses are spending more on equipment and supplies and outsourcing laundry services." The industry will be challenged, however, as more companies were buying directly from manufacturers and bypassing the wholesaler. Another factor affecting the industry was the increasing demand for technologically advanced equipment, such as products that include electronic controls and wireless capabilities.

Industry leaders in the early 2010s included Unisource Worldwide Inc. of Norcross, Georgia, with 2011 sales of $619.2 million and 6,400 employees; Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., of Denton, Texas, with $3.2 billion in revenues and 24,615; and Fastenal Co. of Winona, Minnesota, with $2.7 billion in sales and 13,285 employees. About 54 percent of establishments were small, employing fewer than 20 workers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

© COPYRIGHT 2018 The Gale Group, Inc. This material is published under license from the publisher through the Gale Group, Farmington Hills, Michigan. All inquiries regarding rights should be directed to the Gale Group. For permission to reuse this article, contact the Copyright Clearance Center.

News and information about Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies

Maintenance Service Establishments per 2015 Uninterruptible Power Supply Equipment
Mena Report; November 4, 2015; 303 words
Contract awarded for Maintenance service establishments per 2015 uninterruptible power supply equipment Bid price(Won): 21,645,300 The actual date and time ticket: 2015/11/03 12:56 Number of bidders: 13 Following companies...
Purchase of Supplies, Tools, Miscellaneous Equipment and Maintenance of Equipment and Machines for Road Services and Cleanliness of the Establishment Territorial Public Gpso
Mena Report; February 11, 2016; 329 words
...Purchase Of Supplies, Tools, Miscellaneous Equipment And Maintenance Of Equipment And Machines For Road Services And Cleanliness Of The Establishment Territorial...maintenance services equipment and machinery for service roads and cleanliness...
Provision of Control Services, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance and the Supply of Spare Parts for Ct and MRI Equipment for All AP-HP Establishments
Mena Report; November 19, 2017; 359 words
...provision of control services, preventive and...maintenance and the supply of spare parts for ct and mri equipment for all ap-hp establishments. Provision of control services, preventive and...brand scanning equipment, including rx...
Supply of Spare Parts and Small Equipment for the Technical Services of the Establishments of the Hospitals Grouping in the Territory Cvennes Camargue
Mena Report; July 5, 2017; 316 words
Contract notice: Supply of spare parts and small equipment for the technical services of the establishments of the hospitals grouping in the territory cvennes camargue. Electrical supplies. This contract is divided into lots...
Linear Led Tubes, Dulles Airport
Mena Report; August 12, 2016; 435 words
...NAICS Code Type of Work / Service LDBE Size Standard 423610 Electrical Apparatus & Equipment, Wiring 100 Employees 423710...Wholesalers 100 Employees 423850 Service Establishment Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100 Employees...
Supply of Spare Parts for Cillit Brand Equipment for the Technical Services of the Different Establishments of the Regional Hospital Group Cevennes Gard Camargue
Mena Report; January 27, 2018; 330 words
Contract notice: supply of spare parts for cillit brand equipment for the technical services of the different establishments of the regional hospital group cevennes gard camargue Deadline for receipt of tenders: 15/02/2018 at 12:00 Award...
Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Equipment Service for Chronic Kidney Extra Treatment for Dialysis Centers and Tenon Hospital Henri Mondor Hospital, Establishment of the AP-Hp
Mena Report; March 10, 2015; 446 words
...Contract notice: Supply, delivery...commissioning of equipment service for chronic kidney...mondor hospital, establishment of the ap-hp...commissioning of equipment for the purification...Mondor Hospital, establishment of the AP-HP...
Contract for the Supply, Service and Repair of Moving and Handling Equipment
Mena Report; January 22, 2016; 496 words
...Contract for the Supply, Service and Repair of Moving and Handling Equipment. The Authority...for the Supply, Service and Repair of Moving...The Supply, Service and Repair of Moving...Equipment for user establishments within the borough...

Search all articles about Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies