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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 | Nov 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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$246bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-1.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
265,047
Businesses
16,641
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 2019, 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

Like much of the wholesaling sector, the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry is in the declining phase of its industry life cycle. This phase is generally characterized by slower growth than the overall economy, a declining number of firms and establishments, market saturation and low levels of technology change. IBISWorld forecasts that industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, will grow just 0.2% per year on average during the 10 years from 2009 to 2019, compared with average GDP growth of 2.5% during the same period.

Consolidation and competition among downstream customers has led to declining consumption of industry goods... 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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