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 - 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