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Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42449 | May 2015

Top shelf: Rising disposable income levels and low fuel prices will benefit operators

IBISWorld’s Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$312bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
281,721
Businesses
13,777
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 Locations Chapter

Wholesale operations generally find it beneficial to be located close 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.

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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