Beef & Pork Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Beef & Pork Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42447 | Jun 2015

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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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 2020 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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The Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for about 33.0% of revenue. Both vertical integration and wholesale bypass are causing an increase in manufacturer's sales offices and branches (MSBOs). As beef and pork processing companies increasingly take on distribution and sales roles, the need for a third-party wholesaler dwindles. Also, the MSBO channel benefits downstream clients because they avoid the potential markups incurred when purchasing from a traditional merchant wholesaler. Many meat-processing companies are combining their activities to cover all phases of the production, processing and distribution chain in order to gain all possible profit prior to retail... 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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