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Grocery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Grocery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42441 | Apr 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Grocery Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$200bn
Annual Growth 11-16
4.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
144,463
Businesses
4,882
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The hearty revenue growth for the Grocery Wholesaling industry in the five years to 2016 can be attributed to the high price increases in several key food categories. These higher commodity prices led to higher product prices in grocery stores, which helped generate more revenue for the industry. However, the industry's recent growth is expected to slow over the next five years. The world price of crude oil is expected to rise, significantly raising transport costs. Additionally, large grocery stores are seeking to cut costs by eliminating wholesalers, as purchasing food and nonfood items from wholesalers adds to the final cost of goods... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Grocery Wholesaling industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry revenue has risen since 2011, as have wage costs, suggesting that industry companies are expecting to perform better with a more advanced workforce. As a result, industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to grow an annualized 2.1% in the 10 years to 2021. This growth is in line with anticipated annualized GDP growth of 2.2% during the same period.

Overall industry changes, such as increased mergers and greater integration between wholesale and retail operations, have weakened sales and increased competitive pressure for companies and their customers... 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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