Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for dairy products will remain stable, as a postrecession rise in disposable income facilitates industry growth. Nevertheless, wholesalers will have to contend with the increasingly common practice of wholesale bypass. Further, per capita dairy consumption will remain relatively flat, constraining profitability... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Raw milk and cream
Products in this segment account for the majority of industry revenue. Raw milk wholesalers transfer raw milk from dairy farmers to dairy processors.The major dairy cooperatives tend to use their members' milk for further processing, however, the smaller dairy farmers do not process their own dairy and often supply raw milk to a variety of different wholesalers who will then pass the milk onto processors. As per capita milk consumption has decreased in the past five years, this segments share of industry revenue has slightly decreased.
Cheese is expected to account for about 25.0% of industry revenue... purchase to read more