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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Grocery Wholesaling industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Overall, the industry has shrunk since 2007, with lower revenue and fewer companies in the industry. Still, increasing wage costs suggest 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 2.6% in the 10 years to 2019. This growth is in line with anticipated annualized GDP growth of 2.7% during the same period.
Overall industry changes, such as increased mergers and greater integration of wholesaling activities and retail operations, have weakened sales and increased competitive pressure for companies and their customers... purchase to read more