Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Continued demand from grocery stores and the economic recovery will benefit frozen food wholesalers; however, growth will remain slow. In the coming years, the steadily improving US economy will likely have a positive impact on grocery and food service sales overall, as disposable incomes rise and consumers spend more on discretionary products and meals outside the home. However, as unemployment falls and disposable income levels creep back up, consumers will slowly begin to phase in more expensive discretionary purchases, such as fresh seafood and fine-dining restaurant meals, which will stifle demand for industry products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Wholesaling industries are generally capital-intensive because shipment and storage necessarily require capital expenditure on facilities and transportation. The Frozen Food Wholesaling industry is particularly capital intensive because all storage facilities and transportation vehicles must have food-grade refrigerated storage capabilities to ensure products are kept at precisely the right temperature, to meet federal and state food safety guidelines as well as to ensure products delivered to customers are as high-quality as possible.
Labor costs for the industry include wage payments to sales, delivery and inventory management staff... purchase to read more