Grocery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Grocery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42441 | Jun 2014

Going hungry: More food manufacturers will distribute directly to markets, hurting the industry

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 - Industry Locations Chapter

The Grocery Wholesaling industry's locations fall broadly in line with a region's population. The greater number of residents in a state, the stronger the demand for supermarkets and grocery stores; consequently, more wholesalers will locate in these states to fulfill their customers' needs.

This industry is largely concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic and West regions, which together account for nearly one-half of the industry's establishments. The Mid-Atlantic and the West are also the only two regions that have a greater share of industry establishments than population. The main reason for this disparity is the high population density and large cities in these regions... 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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