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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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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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 - Industry Locations Chapter

A wholesaler's main objective is to locate close-to-downstream markets. Because the number of retail and food-service businesses in an area correlates directly with its population, industry establishments are mostly concentrated in major metropolitan areas. Due to the high cost of transportation and short shelf life of meat products, processing facilities tend to serve a regional clientele. Large national meat companies usually establish strategically located processing facilities in different geographic regions. This industry's most concentrated regions by number of establishments include the Mid-Atlantic and West regions.

Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic region accounts for an estimated 28.7% of all locations and an estimated 15.5% of the US population... 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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