Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
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