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 2018... 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