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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 | May 2015

Top shelf: Rising disposable income levels and low fuel prices will benefit operators

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$312bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
281,721
Businesses
13,777
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The three largest businesses in the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry combine to account for about 11.8% of total industry revenue, giving the industry a low level of concentration. Due to this low concentration, the industry is highly price competitive. Consequently, firms within the industry rely on the provision of value-added services to fatten their margins. The market fragmentation of this industry allows for the existence of many small industry players and encourages potential industry entrants. However, IBISWorld expects the industry's concentration to increase over the next five years as firms consolidate, grow and take advantage of economies of scale to expand their logistics, improve distribution technologies and increase their profit margins... 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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