Mixed bag: Competitive pricing pressures will cause industry revenue to dip

Over the five years to 2018, the Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry has experienced modest growth due to rising per capita disposable income and growing demand for industry products. Many paper products remain household necessities, and as disposable income increased, consumers opted for higher-margin options. However, industry revenue is expected to decline over the next five years due to increasing price competition. Moreover, business and consumer concerns over the environmental impact of plastic and paper will gain importance over the five years to 2023. As a result, industry operators will need to cater to environmental concerns to succeed in the industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$83bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
70,418
Businesses
6,552
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competitive pricing pressures are anticipated to put downward pressure on industry revenue
  • Industry revenue growth has been somewhat constrained by internal price competition
  • Demand from restaurants and food service providers is expected to increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Establishments operating in the Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry are concentrated in the Southeast, West, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. The Southeast, West and Mid-Atlantic regions contain almost identical concentrations of industry establishments, with 20.0%, 20.8% and 20.8%, respectively. The Great Lakes region also contains a notable 15.6% of industry establishments.The geographic concentration of industry establishments is primarily due to the location of these regions near major ports as well as population density. The Southeast, West and Mid-Atlantic regions contain the most highly trafficked shipping ports in the country. In addition, all four these regions contain some of the highest populated states in the country. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Highly trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and commerce sales in the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry?

    Wholesalers in this industry purchase a range of paper and plastic products from manufacturers and distribute them to retail stores, food service outlets and agricultural producers. Industry products are wide-ranging and typically include sanitary and tissue products, disposable cutlery and food trays, cartons, plastic and paper bags, paper party goods and cardboard packaging. This industry does not include the wholesale distribution of stationery or office supplies.

    Industry Products
  • Industrial paper and plastic products for packaging
  • Household paper and plastic products
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper dishes and cups
  • Disposable plastic boxes, containers, cups and dishes
  • Other paper products, including personal sanitary products
  • Janitorial equipment and supplies
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling sanitary paper products, including tissues, napkins, toilet paper, diapers and similar products
  • Wholesaling plastic and paper bags
  • Wholesaling cardboard and cardboard containers, including boxes, food containers and drink cartons
  • Wholesaling polystyrene foam products, excluding foam packaging
  • Wholesaling molded pulp products, including egg trays and shipping supplies
  • Wholesaling various paper products, including party supplies, disposable dishes, wrapping paper and similar items
  • Wholesaling various plastic products, including disposable dishes and cutlery
  • Wholesaling coated paperboard and laminated paperboard 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
  • commerce sales
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Price of paper
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores

  • Current Performance
  • Internal price competition and wholesale bypass
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising competition leads to revenue decline
  • Environmental concerns enter the scene
  • Table: Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Manufacturing
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Packaging & Labeling Services
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing
  • Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Storage & Warehouse Leasing
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production

  • Products & Services
  • Other paper products, including personal sanitary products
  • Industrial paper and plastic products for packaging
  • Household paper and plastic products
  • Other products
  • Disposable plastic boxes, containers, cups and dishes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper dishes and cups
  • Janitorial equipment and supplies
  • Chart: Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Distributors and other wholesalers
  • Businesses for use in their own operations
  • Retailers for resale
  • Manufacturing and mining industries as inputs in production
  • Other
  • Restaurants, hotels and food service establishments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, rent and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sysco Corporation, Veritiv Corp.,
  • Table: Sysco Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Veritiv Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product 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 Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Price of Plastic Materials and Resin (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Coated Paperboard
  • A type of paperboard that has been coated by a compound to impart certain qualities to the paperboard, including weight and surface gloss, smoothness or ink absorbency.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Laminated Paperboard
  • A type of paperboard that has been placed between layers of plastic and sealed with heat or pressure, usually with an adhesive.
  • Polystyrene Foam
  • A thermoplastic substance used in disposable cutlery, plastic models, CD and DVD cases and smoke detector housings.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend in retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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