Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry fell during the past five years; however, given the poor performance of the overall wholesale sector, the industry's minor decline is a considerable feat. The decline was a result of rising fuel prices, economic fallout and low consumer confidence. In the five years to 2020, the industry is expected to pick up steam as the US economy continues to recover. However, wholesale bypass will be a key issue for the industry moving forward, as manufacturers and retailers look to cut costs by eliminating the wholesale middleman... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Wholesale operations generally find it beneficial to be located close to both upstream and downstream markets. As the middleman, wholesalers must ensure efficiency through transportation and timeliness. Otherwise, clients will look for alternative supply sources.
The Mid-Atlantic, West and Southeast regions of the US are each home to more than 20.0% of industry establishments. As all three of these regions are coastal, businesses located in these areas will have easy access to shipping routes, lowering the cost of moving goods from upstream customers to downstream markets... purchase to read more