Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Unlike most wholesalers, farm supply wholesalers are somewhat shielded from the rising trend of wholesale bypass due to their ability to stockpile surplus seed and sell when demand crests. Growing farm input prices will lead to steady revenue growth over the next five years. Nevertheless, uncertainty regarding GM seeds and crops will cut into industry growth, representing a potential threat in the years to come... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity; for every dollar spent on employee wages, $2.70 is spent on technology. Capital intensity has increased over the past five years as the industry becomes increasingly automated. Operators have adopted new technologies to help streamline the wholesaling process. For instance, technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) are used to track orders and inventory levels, limiting the need for labor.
At the same time, workers' functions are shifting away from labor-intensive stocking and packaging activities toward customer relations... purchase to read more