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 Locations Chapter
Wholesale operations generally find it to be beneficial to be located proximate 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, or the operation will be unable to yield enough profit for the business to stay afloat.
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