Lean meat: Revenue will be bolstered by high meat prices, but health concerns will still loom large

The Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry is facing challenging conditions. The industry, which serves as the middleman between beef and pork product producers and retailers is expected to slow as consumer preferences change and industry operators consolidate. Consolidation will be caused by retailers doing business with producers, thereby cutting out wholesaling middlemen. Over the five years to 2022, demand is projected to remain low and the wholesale bypass trend is expected to strengthen. Projected increases in household disposable income and demand from downstream markets will keep demand for beef and pork products stable...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from alternative proteins hurts demand for beef and pork sales
  • As the number of health-conscious consumers increased, demand shifted to alternative proteins
  • More MSBOs are expected to enter the industry and capture market share
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. IBISWorld estimates that the industry's contribution to the overall economy, as measured by industry value added, will increase at an annualized rate of 1.0% over the 10 years to 2022. Comparatively, US GDP is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 2.1% over the same period. This lag is partially an indication that the industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, characterized by a saturated market with little room for product or service innovation. However, the stagnation is also partially due to the fact that margins have been squeezed over the period, as meat prices have been volatile...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to distribute industry products to diverse locations
  • Delivering meat products to retailers promptly
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita beef consumption and Per capita pork consumption in the Beef & Pork Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale beef, pork and other red meat products. There are two types of wholesalers that execute the industry’s activities. One type is merchant wholesalers, which include independent wholesaling operations. The other includes manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, which represent the wholesale division of vertically integrated meat processors. Canned and packaged frozen goods are excluded from this industry, as are poultry and seafood products.

    Industry Products
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Meat products, including deli meats
  • Sausage and prepared meats
  • Veal and Lamb
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling beef
  • Wholesaling pork
  • Wholesaling other meats, including deli meats
  • Wholesaling sausage and prepared meats
  • Wholesaling lamb
  • Wholesaling veal
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita beef consumption
  • Per capita pork consumption
  • Price of red meat
  • Threat of disease in livestock

  • Current Performance
  • Shrinking industry
  • Competing industries
  • Meat prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Transportation costs and profit
  • Potential growth
  • Table: Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Meat Markets
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Caterers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Sheep Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Sausage and prepared meats
  • Meat products, including deli meats
  • Other
  • Veal and Lamb
  • Chart: Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand and household disposable income
  • Price of meats
  • Health trends
  • Seasonality
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Competition from substitutes

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers for resale
  • Restaurants, hotels, food services and contract feeding
  • Wholesale establishments for resale
  • All others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    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 Beef & Pork Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sysco Corporation, Tyson Foods Inc., Smithfield Foods Inc., Hormel Foods Corporation, US Foods Holding Corp.,
  • Table: Sysco Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Tyson Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Smithfield Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Hormel Foods Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: US Foods Holding Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling 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 Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of Red Meat (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • A distributor technique that services a wide variety of accounts with a wide variety of products.
  • Economies Of Scale
  • The increase in efficiency of production as the number of goods being produced increases.
  • Merchant Wholesaler
  • A third-party wholesaler, commonly known as a middleman.
  • 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, thus eliminating traditional merchant wholesalers.
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