Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Food & Beverage Stores | Nov 2015

Not rising: Wholesale bypass will plague smaller operators, though overall industry revenue will grow

IBISWorld’s Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The staple nature of some Fresh Bread and Bakery Goods Wholesaling industry products in the American pantry has historically protected the industry somewhat from fluctuations in consumer disposable income and the industry has seen growth over the past five years. However, s downstream customers have increasingly consolidated and been able to take advantage of their large-scale operations, wholesale bypass, wherein customers directly establish supply contracts with bread and bakery goods producers, has begun to pose a threat to traditional industry distributors. In the coming years, wholesale bypass will likely continue to plague smaller operators, but total industry revenue will likely grow.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Fresh Bread and Bakery Goods Wholesaling industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the industry's four largest companies expected to account for less than 20.0% of industry revenue in 2015. Some of the country's larger bread product manufacturers, such as Flowers Foods, distribute the majority of their products to retailers and food service providers by contracting a large number of wholesalers, each of which is given the exclusive right to distribute a company's products within a specific geographic area. This propensity toward utilizing independent distributers has given way to the industry being primarily composed of small operators with fewer than 10 employees that supply local or sometimes regional markets... purchase to read more


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What is the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry?

This industry includes firms that primarily perform merchant wholesale distribution of fresh bread and bakery products, as well as manufacturers' sales branches and offices that segment out their wholesale distribution routes.

Industry Products
Cookies and cakesBread and rollsSpicesCooking oils and margarineRefined SugarFlourBaking mixes and doughOther baked goods, including crackers
Industry Activities
Wholesaling cookies and cakesWholesaling bread and rollsWholesaling muffins, pies, crackers and other bakery goodsWholesaling spices, oils, sugar, flour and other baking ingredients

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