Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Wholesale bypass is expected to continue as low-cost retailers internalize the wholesale function within their retail businesses. With competition coming from fresh and organic produce, operators will need to focus on product differentiation and provide additional services to ensure that this mature industry will obtain a greater share of the market. This move will also be important as consumers return to eating out as their disposable incomes bounce back. Consolidation at the expense of companies' specializations will characterize the industry's outlook... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Firms in the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry sell a range of products, including high volume staples (cereal products, coffee, canned foods, bottled water) and more discretionary products (snack foods, flavored beverages). Its product lines range from value-added luxury goods (health foods, premium baked goods) to inferior goods (canned foods). The diversity of this product mix generally insulates the industry from the extremes of market volatility.
The industry landscape primarily consists of small, specialized wholesalers; this subjects individual firms to a higher degree of volatility than the overall industry, whose performance is driven by a number of market segments... purchase to read more