Frozen Food Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Frozen Food Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42442 | May 2014

Hot and cold: Economic recovery and time-poor lifestyles will boost demand

IBISWorld’s Frozen Food Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Continued demand from grocery stores and the economic recovery will benefit frozen food wholesalers; however, growth will remain slow. Manufacturers will continue to integrate wholesaling into their businesses, cutting into industry growth. Consolidation will result from these structural shifts, bringing profit gains. Further, demand from time-poor consumers will help mitigate threats to the industry's growth... purchase to read more

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Overall, the Frozen Food Wholesaling industry has medium barriers to entry. In most instances, existing players have signed supply contracts with large downstream retail chains and food service providers, guaranteeing wholesalers a market for their frozen products. However, several of the industry's major players also own retail supermarket chains, which creates some competition for smaller players and higher barriers for industry newcomers.

The most significant barrier to entry to the industry is the high level of capital investment necessary to open a firm in the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Frozen Food Wholesaling Industry?

This industry primarily wholesales packaged frozen foods, excluding dairy products. Wholesaling in this industry involves the resale of frozen food products to downstream sectors, including restaurants, food-service outlets, grocery stores and other retailers and wholesalers. Products include packaged frozen meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables, juice, bakery products, pizzas and other frozen meals.

Industry Products
Fish and seafoodMeat Baked goodsVegetablesFruits and fruit juicesPoultryOther products
Industry Activities
Wholesaling frozen meats, poultry and fishWholesaling frozen vegetablesWholesaling frozen fruits and juicesWholesaling frozen baked goodsWholesaling frozen meals and prepared foodsWholesaling frozen desserts (except ice cream and other dairy products)

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