Bubbling up: Rising disposable income levels to help boost industry revenue

Revenue for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry has increased over the past five years, as the number of households and disposable income levels have steadily risen in conjunction with postrecessionary economic recovery. These factors have helped increase demand for industry products, particularly nonessential grocery items, such as sweet baked goods, which consumers cut from their grocery budgets during tough economic times. The industry is expected to experience further revenue growth over the next five years, as disposable income levels are projected to continue to rise, and specialized wholesalers are expected to increasingly capitalize on the growing market for high-end, value-added and health-conscious products...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$328bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
326,366
Businesses
25,476

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Falling fuel prices and rising consumer confidence have increased demand in recent years
  • Creating new product lines and responding to changing consumer tastes have encouraged steady growth
  • Well-positioned grocery wholesalers will look to acquire retailers or merge with other wholesalers
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Potential grocery wholesalers have considerably low barriers to entry into the industry, indicated by the multitude of small companies currently operating in the industry. The prevalence of these small companies reflects the fragmented nature of the industry's market. As a result, potential entrants may be able to find a niche where they can be competitive. There are no licensing requirements, government regulations or resource constraints that prevent operators from entering this industry.The basic purchases necessary to enter into business in the industry (product stock, storage space, and distribution infrastructure) are not scarce. However, potential industry entrants must be able to afford these upfront investments. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Demand from food services and drinking places in the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily wholesale specialized grocery products such as soft drinks or baked goods. However, this industry does not wholesale frozen foods, dairy products (except dried or canned), poultry products (except canned), confectionery products, fish and seafood products (except canned), meat products (except canned), alcoholic beverages or fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Industry Products
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Coffee, tea and spices
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Grocery specialties
  • Canned goods
  • Other goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Baby foods wholesaling
  • Bakery products (except frozen) wholesaling
  • Bottled water (except water treating) wholesaling
  • Canned foods (e.g. fish, meat, seafood, vegetables, soups) wholesaling
  • Cereal products wholesaling
  • Coffee and tea wholesaling
  • Condiments, seasonings and cooking products wholesaling
  • Pasta and rice wholesaling
  • Pet foods wholesaling
  • Soft drink wholesaling
  • 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 disposable income
  • Demand from food services and drinking places
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Number of households
  • Price of corn

  • Current Performance
  • The grocery list
  • Enterprises on the rise
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The shopping list
  • Structural tweaking
  • Table: Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Specialty Food Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Coffee & Snack Shops
  • Fast Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Bottled Water Production
  • Bread Production
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Cereal Production
  • Coffee Production
  • Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production
  • Juice Production
  • Snack Food Production
  • Soda Production

  • Products & Services
  • Grocery specialties
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Other goods
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Canned goods
  • Coffee, tea and spices
  • Chart: Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery and other retailers
  • Second-party wholesalers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Other
  • Institutions
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery 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 Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PepsiCo Inc., The Coca-Cola Company,
  • Table: PepsiCo Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Coca-Cola Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery 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 Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Private-Label
  • Products sold as the house brand of a particular supermarket or retail chain, rather than the specific manufacturer.
  • 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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