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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 | Apr 2014

Top shelf: Wholesalers will shift toward value-added and niche goods to offset wholesale bypass

The Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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
256,598
Businesses
8,192
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 - Industry Locations Chapter

Wholesale operations generally find it to be beneficial to be located proximate to both upstream and downstream markets. As the middleman, wholesalers must ensure efficiency through transportation and timeliness. Otherwise, clients will look for alternative supply sources, or the operation will be unable to yield enough profit for the business to stay afloat.

The Mid-Atlantic, West and Southeast regions of the US are each home to more than 20.0% of industry establishments. As all three of these regions are coastal, businesses located in these areas will have easy access to shipping routes, lowering the cost of moving goods from upstream customers to downstream markets... 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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