Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42449 | Apr 2014

Top shelf: Wholesalers will shift toward value-added and niche goods to offset wholesale bypass

IBISWorld’s Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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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


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What is the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry primarily wholesale specialized grocery products, such as soft drinks or baked goods. However this industry does not wholesale frozen foods, dairy products (except dried or canned), poultry products (except canned), confectionery products, fish and seafood products (except canned), meat products (excepted canned), alcoholic beverages or fresh fruits and vegetables.

Industry Products
Bread and baked goodsCoffee, tea and spicesSoft drinks and bottled waterGrocery specialtiesCanned goodsOther goods
Industry Activities
Baby foods wholesalingBakery products (except frozen) wholesalingBottled water (except water treating) wholesalingCanned foods (e.g. fish, meat, seafood, vegetables, soups) wholesalingCereal products wholesalingCoffee and tea wholesalingCondiments, seasonings and cooking products wholesalingPasta and rice wholesalingPet foods wholesalingSoft drink wholesaling

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