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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
Like much of the wholesaling sector, the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry is in the mature phase of its industry life cycle. This phase is generally characterized by slower growth than the overall economy, slow growth in the 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 0.5% per year on average during the 10 years to 2020, compared with average GDP growth of 2.2% during the same period.
Consolidation and competition among downstream customers have led to declining consumption of particular industry goods... purchase to read more