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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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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Profit
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Potential grocery wholesalers face considerably low barriers to entry into the industry, indicated by the multitude of small firms currently operating in the industry. The prevalence of these small firms reflect the fragmented nature of the industry's market; as such, potential entrants may be able to find their own niche where they can be competitive. There are no licensing requirements, government regulations or resource constraints that prevent firms from entering this industry.

The basic purchases necessary to enter into business in the industry (product stock, storage space, and distribution infrastructure) are not scarce... 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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