Square meal: The industry will benefit from rising disposable income and a growing population

The Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois industry acts as the middleman between food producers and retailers. Traditionally, this industry is stable due to the constant and steady demand for groceries as well as the diverse product portfolio general line wholesalers provide. While the industry experienced volatility early in the period, stability returned in the latter half of the period. Grocery wholesalers are located in regions that are densely populated. As populations rise, demand for food rises which increases demand for more groceries on store shelves. However, the population in Illinois slightly contracted over the past five years, keeping revenue gains low. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to increase at a faster and steadier pace...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$22bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
8,529
Businesses
180
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will benefit from rising incomes in Illinois
  • A rise in health consciousness provides an opportunity for niche operators to distribute organic and artisanal products
  • Transportation costs will be the driving factor behind the robust growth in the outlook period
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Grocery Wholesaling industry in Illinois has a medium level of capital intensity. Industry operators typically invest $0.20 of capital for every $1.00 spent on labor. Expenditure on capital for this industry comes in the form of computerized inventory systems, shelves, refrigerators and freezers to store food items. The industry's use of capital has remained moderate through technological advancements, which have enabled computers to take over tasks traditionally performed by labor, such as radio frequency identification tags and warehouses with technologically advanced climate control systems. Nevertheless, there will always be a need for some labor components to be involved in checking that orders are correct...read more.

    Additional Insights for the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Spending in Illinois and Total health expenditure in Illinois in the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry?

    Grocery wholesalers act as the middlemen between food producers and retailers. They do little to transform products and are intermediaries in merchandise distribution. Wholesalers sell and distribute all general-line grocery products, and industry establishments generally do not specialize. Distributed products usually include dry groceries, perishable food and nonfood products found in grocery stores.

    Industry Products
  • Canned food
  • Fresh meat and meat products and poultry
  • Packaged frozen food
  • Dairy products
  • Bread, baked goods, and baking ingredients
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Specialty Food
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling general-line groceries
  • Wholesaling dry groceries
  • Wholesaling perishable food products
  • Wholesaling nonfood products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Spending in Illinois
  • Total health expenditure in Illinois
  • Population of Illinois
  • Price of diesel

  • Current Performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Industry threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Gassed up prices
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Meat Markets
  • Fish & Seafood Markets
  • Fruit & Vegetable Markets
  • Specialty Food Stores
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Caterers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bottled Water Production
  • Bread Production
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Coffee Production
  • Dairy Product Production
  • Juice Production
  • Snack Food Production
  • Soda Production
  • Tea Production
  • Vegetable Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Canned food
  • Other
  • Fresh meat and meat products and poultry
  • Packaged frozen food
  • Dairy products
  • Bread, baked goods, and baking ingredients
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Specialty Food
  • Chart: Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Food service
  • Grocery stores
  • Other wholesalers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry

  • SuperValu Inc.SYSCO CorporationBunzl PLCPerformance Food GroupUS Foods Holding Corp.
  • Table: SuperValu Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: SYSCO Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Bunzl PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Performance Food Group - financial performance
  • Table: US Foods Holding Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Grocery Wholesaling in Illinois Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in Illinois (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • Supply Chain
  • A network of entities, including primary producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers and other agents, engaged in delivering products to the consumer or customer.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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