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Grocery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Grocery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42441 | Dec 2015

Missing link: Wholesale bypass forces industry to consolidate and seek new markets

The Grocery Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$199bn
Annual Growth 10-15
5.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
150,208
Businesses
4,777
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Growth in the Grocery Wholesaling industry has been inconsistent over the past five years as intense competition and rising production costs drive food manufacturers and supermarkets to bypass middlemen. In addition to rising external competition from wholesale bypass, weak economic conditions during the recession led consumers to purchase more low-margin food products, reducing profitability and forcing the exit of some companies from the industry. This, in turn, has resulted in a continued trend toward consolidation among grocery wholesalers. Growth will remain marginal in the coming five years as wholesalers seek new markets and opportunities to mitigate their diminishing role in the grocery supply chain... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Overall, the Grocery Wholesaling industry has a moderate level of concentration. The top five major companies generate just over 63.0% of industry revenue. In this already mature environment, industry operators are striving to gain every possible growth opportunity. For the most part, large companies have fared better than the overall industry, leading to a steady rise in market share concentration. Though the number of enterprises in the industry has grown by an annualized 0.6% in the previous five years and is expected to decline by an annualized 0.1% in the next five years to 2020, this growth is coming off a low during the recession, and have still not reached prerecession levels... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Grocery Wholesaling Industry?

Grocery wholesalers act as the middlemen between food producers and retailers. They do little to transform products and are intermediaries in merchandise distribution. Wholesalers sell and distribute all general-line grocery products, and industry establishments generally do not specialize. Distributed products usually include dry groceries, perishable food and nonfood products found in grocery stores.

Industry Products
Fresh meat and meat productsCanned foodFrozen foodDairy productsSpecialty foodFresh fruits and vegetablesPaper and plastic products
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling general-line groceriesWholesaling dry groceriesWholesaling perishable food productsWholesaling nonfood products


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