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Beef & Pork Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Beef & Pork Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42447 | Jan 2016

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IBISWorld’s Beef & Pork 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$53bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
44,414
Businesses
3,984
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, downstream demand for beef and pork decreased due to the recession's lingering effects. Instead of buying fresh red meat included in this industry's product offerings, some consumers switched to meat products outside this industry's scope. However, the industry is projected to experience revenue growth over the five years to 2021 as the economy strengthens. Per capita disposable income is projected to increase as employment levels recuperate and consumers regain confidence in the economy. As a result, Americans will slowly increase spending and consumption, subsequently increasing demand for pork and beef throughout downstream markets... purchase to read more

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This wholesaling industry is highly regulated (see regulation and policy section), and so compliance with federal and state food handling, storage and distribution requirements can be very expensive. Similarly, obtaining licenses can be prohibitive for some potential entrants. Industry operators must also invest in large refrigerated warehouse and delivery facilities capable of keeping perishable meat fresh and safe for consumption. The cost of obtaining these facilities may deter some operators from entering the industry.

The bypass of traditional third-party meat wholesalers presents another large barrier to entering the Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry. Increasingly, meat processors sell directly to retailers, thus cutting out the middlemen of this industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale beef, pork and other red meat products. There are two types of wholesalers that execute the industry’s activities: merchant wholesalers, which include independent wholesaling operations, and manufacturers' sales branches and offices, or those that represent the wholesale division of vertically integrated meat processors. Additionally, canned and packaged frozen goods are excluded from this industry, as are poultry and seafood products.

Industry Products
BeefPorkMeat products, including deli meatsSausage and prepared meatsVeal and Lamb
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling beef Wholesaling porkWholesaling other meats, including deli meatsWholesaling sausage and prepared meatsWholesaling lambWholesaling veal


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