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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 | Jul 2014

Lean meat: While revenue will increase, health concerns and wholesale bypass will thin demand

IBISWorld’s Beef & Pork Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$49bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
44,515
Businesses
2,042
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During 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 during the five years to 2019 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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The bypass of traditional third-party meat wholesalers presents the biggest barrier to entering the Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry. Increasingly, meat processors sell directly to retailers, thus cutting out the middlemen of this industry. Large retailers' self-distribution efforts also make it difficult for smaller wholesalers to enter the business unless they have a niche market like organic-certified products.

Because this wholesaling industry is highly regulated, compliance with federal and state food handling, storage and distribution requirements can be expensive. Similarly, obtaining licenses can be prohibitive for some potential entrants... 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
BeefPorkOther meat products, including deli meatsSausage and prepared meatsLambVeal
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling beef Wholesaling porkWholesaling other meats, including deli meatsWholesaling sausage and prepared meatsWholesaling lambWholesaling veal


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