Bird's eye view: Increased per capita consumption and sales will boost industry revenue

The Egg and Poultry Wholesaling industry has stagnated in recent years as external competition muted the industry's revenue growth. Eggs and poultry meat products popularity grew in line with changing health-conscious trends. The price of primary feed inputs, such as corn and soy, which declined sharply, also led to lower purchasing costs. Despite this decline, conditions have remained difficult for industry operators, leading egg and poultry wholesalers to operate at a loss. Demand for industry services is expected to remain consistent over the five years to 2022. Demand is expected to be driven in part by increased per capita consumption of poultry and eggs, strong sales of premium eggs and higher-margin chicken products, and consumers choosing to dine out more frequently...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$15bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
10,336
Businesses
790
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand is expected to be driven by increased per capita consumption of poultry and eggs
  • While the leading egg and poultry wholesalers maintained earnings, operators of all sizes were negatively affected by rising purchase costs
  • More retailers are expected to bypass wholesalers
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Fresh or refrigerated chickenFresh or refrigerated chicken meat constitutes the largest product distributed by industry operators. Products under this segment include whole chicken as well as various cuts of chicken meat, such as breast, tenderloin, leg, thigh, drumstick and wing. Chicken has become a staple in the American diet, outstripping red meat from its leading position in the early 1990s. In fact, the United States produces and consumes almost a fifth of the world's chicken meat. While the price of chicken has fluctuated over the five years to 2017, the chicken consumption has risen steadily, helping boost chicken wholesalers' revenue. Mor...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Egg & Poultry Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to deliver products to multiple regions
  • Complying with government regulations
  • Distribution management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of poultry meat and Demand from food services and drinking places in the Egg & Poultry Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Egg & Poultry Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry includes specialty wholesalers whose primary business is the distribution of poultry products from manufacturers to downstream markets, including the retail and foodservice sectors. Products include fresh chicken and turkey, frozen and processed poultry and eggs, although canned and packaged frozen meals containing poultry are not included. Broadline grocery distributors and vertically integrated poultry processing and egg companies are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Processed or frozen poultry
  • Eggs
  • Fresh or refrigerated chicken
  • Turkey, duck, quail and other fresh poultry
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling eggs
  • Wholesaling processed chicken
  • Wholesaling processed turkey
  • Wholesaling other processed poultry products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of poultry meat
  • Demand from food services and drinking places
  • Per capita poultry consumption
  • Per capita egg consumption
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores

  • Current Performance
  • Higher input costs and reduced profit margins
  • Wholesale bypass and manufacturers’ takeover
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing competition
  • Stabilizing input costs and improved profit margins
  • Table: Egg & Poultry Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Meat Markets
  • Educational Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Production
  • Chicken Egg Production
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Fresh or refrigerated chicken
  • Eggs
  • Other
  • Processed or frozen poultry
  • Turkey, duck, quail and other fresh poultry
  • Chart: Egg & Poultry Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Nutritional and health factors
  • A recession-resistant industry
  • A shifting industry structure

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Other wholesalers
  • The foodservice sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Egg & Poultry Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit

  • Purchases
  • Wages and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Egg & Poultry Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Egg & Poultry Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Egg & Poultry 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 Egg & Poultry Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • price of poultry meat (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Broadline Distributor
  • Major, national distributors that service a broad range of diverse markets with a wide variety of products. Examples: Sysco Corporation, McLane Company and US Foods
  • Manufacturers' Sales Branches And Offices (Msbos)
  • The wholesaling divisions of vertically integrated processing or production companies. These wholesalers are typically much larger than independent, third-party operators.
  • Merchant Wholesalers
  • Independent, third-party wholesalers that act as the middleman.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A cost-cutting trend within retail and manufacturing industries whereby producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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