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

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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Grocery specialties

This industry primarily distributes dry grocery products that are not included in any other industry. Grocery specialties account for the greatest segment of the market, or 26.2% of industry revenue. This product segment includes condiments, pasta, rice, cereals, cooking oils, flour and sugar. Pet food is also included in this segment. These staple food products are found in most households and, thus, their share of industry revenue has remained generally stable over the five years to 2014.

Soft drinks and bottled water

The soft drinks and bottled water segment has experienced steady growth due to the introduction of new products by manufacturers... 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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