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 - 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 reflects the fragmented nature of the industry's market. As such, potential entrants may be able to find a 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. However, potential industry entrants must be able to afford these upfront investments... purchase to read more