Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Barbecue and Grill Manufacturing industry consists of mostly small- and medium-sized players, and a few large players that manufacture barbecue and grilling equipment, including gas and solid fuel barbecues and grills. As with many cooking-related appliance industries, the economic recession crippled key downstream markets and induced tepid growth and revenue declines early in the five years to 2015, particularly in 2011. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from an increase in per capita disposable income and the continued recovery of the residential construction market. Furthermore, demand for high-end, domestically produced grills is expected to fend off growing imports and drive growth over the next five years.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Southeast region has the largest concentration of industry establishments, estimated at 36.0%; this far exceeds the region's 25.4% share of the national population. The Southeast is largely regarded as the core region for barbecue in the United States, with a number of the region's largest states (the Carolinas) and cities (Memphis, TN and Kansas City, KS) being known for their regional style of barbecue. Consequently, demand for industry products is high in the region.
The Great Lakes region is home to the second-largest share of industry establishments, estimated at 23.2%. Similar to the Southeast region, this value is well above the region's 14.9% of the national population... purchase to read more