Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Grocery Wholesaling industry will continue to contract in size as intense competition and rising production costs continue to drive food manufacturers and supermarkets to cut out the middleman. As manufacturers and retailers become more involved in the distribution process, demand and revenue will drop as the industry's services become less necessary. These factors will cause the industry to continue consolidating throughout the five years to 2019... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The barriers to entry for this industry are currently moderate and are expected to remain at that level during the next five years. The largest barrier to entry is the level of competition. Existing competition is quite high, given the number of players operating in the industry and increasing concentration. With so many firms, it's difficult for a new company to start in this industry especially because many existing industry players have signed supply contracts with large retail chains and food service providers, guaranteeing themselves a market for their products.
The cost of establishing a warehouse and distribution system is also a major barrier, as firms will need a large amount of space to store goods before distribution... purchase to read more