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 Locations Chapter
The Frozen Food Wholesaling industry is largely concentrated in the West and Southeast regions of the United States, which account for 24.9% and 21.3%, respectively, of industry locations nationwide. This geographic concentration is closely followed by the Mid-Atlantic (19.1%) and Great Lakes (10.9%) regions.
The industry's geographic spread is consistent with the wholesale sector, which establishes itself in highly populated areas. Wholesalers situate themselves close to key markets, such as food service outlets, grocery stores and other retail outlets to keep freight costs to a minimum... purchase to read more