Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Though manufacturers' sales branches and offices (MSBOs) are giving the industry a considerable advantage to previous practices, it brings about an uncertainty as to the future divide between wholesalers and manufacturers. Given the cloudy nature of the industry, total revenue is expected to increase modestly over the next five years mainly because of increasing beef and pork prices. Revenue will continue to be threatened by growing health concerns with red meat and substitution of pre-made and frozen meat products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital expenditures in the Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry include the purchase, storage and distribution of industry products. These tasks involve minimal transformation of the product, but they incorporate marketing activities, preparation and checking and shipping orders to customers. Because these tasks are generally labor intensive, the industry heavily depends on labor rather than capital goods, which is why the industry has a moderate level of capital intensity.
The capital costs for this industry are slightly higher than other wholesale industries because meat is perishable... purchase to read more