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IBISWorld’s Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improving economic conditions will encourage hotel and restaurant operators to resume expansion plans
  • The availability of credit is crucial to the industry
  • Improvements in the fast food and restaurant market will positively affect industry revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, revenue for the Restaurant and Hotel Equipment Wholesaling industry rebounded from the negative effects of the recession, as downstream restaurants and hotels increased their expenditures on capital improvements in light of improving consumer demand. Steady employment and economic growth have increased disposable income levels, making consumers more willing to spend on nonessential leisure activities such as dining out and traveling. Increased sales in downstream industries have justified the need for capital improvements such as kitchen expansions and equipment upgrades in restaurants and hotels...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Restaurant and Hotel Equipment Wholesaling industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on labor in 2017, an estimated $0.05 is spent on capital. The industry relies heavily on labor, as wages are expected to account for 11.9% of total industry revenue in 2017. However, as more industry operators adopt automated shipping and inventory management technologies, technology expenses are expected to increase, while wage costs' share of industry revenue is expected to decline. Therefore, capital intensity is expected to increase over the five years to 2017, as industry operators continue to invest in automated inventory management and logistic technologies.


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    Additional Insights for the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food services and drinking places and Consumer spending in the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry distribute, sell and repair commercial machines and equipment used in restaurants and hotels. These products include cooking equipment, dishwashing equipment, balances and scales, soda fountains and food-service fixtures and signs. This industry excludes the wholesaling of refrigeration equipment, which is included in the Refrigeration Equipment Wholesaling industry (IBISWorld report 42374).

    Industry Products
    Restaurant and hotel equipment
    Store machines and equipment
    Service receipts and labor charges
    Industry Activities
    Balances and scales wholesaling
    Commercial cooking equipment wholesaling
    Commercial dishwashing equipment wholesaling
    Commercial food-service equipment wholesaling
    Commercial oven wholesaling
    Commercial kitchen utensil wholesaling
    Store equipment and fixture wholesaling
    Vending machine wholesaling

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from food services and drinking places
  • Consumer spending
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Prime rate

  • Current Performance
  • Spending resumes after the recession
  • Availability of credit and other incentives
  • Rising profit, stagnating industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving conditions
  • Utility costs and other factors
  • Industry structure and profitability
  • Table: Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Convenience Stores
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Coffee & Snack Shops
  • Fast Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing
  • Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Restaurant and hotel equipment
  • Store machines and equipment
  • Service receipts and labor charges
  • Chart: Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Restaurants, hotels and food services
  • Business users for end use
  • Other wholesalers for resale
  • Retailers for resale and repair shops for repair work
  • Other
  • Building contractors, heavy construction and governmental bodies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer Spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Full-Service Restaurant
  • A food establishment where customers receive table service and typically pay at the end of the meal.
  • 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.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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