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Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Fish & Seafood Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42446 | Apr 2015

Big fish: Higher consumer spending and improved health perceptions will propel industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Fish & Seafood Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
22,556
Businesses
3,530
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry will begin a modest revival as it aims to shake off the losses sustained from the BP oil spill and move toward recovery. Seafood demand will be heightened as consumers become more health conscious and consume more fish as a result. Moreover, the improved economic conditions will cause disposable income levels to improve, fueling industry revenue. However, fish and seafood wholesalers will face rising competition from other industries and contend with the growing practice of wholesale bypass... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Industry operators primarily wholesale fish and seafood, with the exception of canned or packaged frozen items. There are generally two types of wholesalers: traditional merchant wholesalers, which tend to be small operations limited to local or regional geographical markets; and manufacturers' sales branches and offices (MSBOs), which are the distribution arms of larger, vertically integrated fish processors. Overall, the ability of MSBOs to cut out middlemen and supply downstream markets directly reduces the final cost of fish and seafood sold to retail outlets, which exerts price-based competition on traditional merchant wholesalers... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling Industry?

Establishments in this industry primarily wholesale fish and seafood; canned or packaged frozen products are excluded from the industry. This industry does not include manufacturers' sales branches and offices (MSBOs) where the wholesaling and preparation of seafood products occur as one undifferentiated operation; revenue from such MSBO's are included under the scope of the Seafood Preparation industry (IBISWorld 31171).

Industry Products
Fresh fish and seafoodFrozen fish and seafoodCured fishOther fish and seafood
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling fish (except canned or packaged frozen)Wholesaling cured fishWholesaling fresh fishWholesaling fresh seafoodWholesaling unpackaged frozen fishWholesaling unpackaged frozen seafood


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