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 Products Chapter
Two types of wholesalers provide services in this industry. Merchant wholesalers buy and resell goods from their own warehouse facilities, while manufacturers who sell goods at the wholesale level maintain manufacturers' sales branches and offices (MSBO). Merchant wholesalers account for the majority of industry sales, but this share is sharply decreasing because large MSBOs are gaining market share with their streamlining capabilities.
Fresh meat and produce
Fresh meat and meat products (including poultry and poultry products), accounts for the largest share of revenue. These products are often the most costly for consumers because they must go from meat processing plants to grocery store shelves very quickly to avoid expiration... purchase to read more