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

IBISWorld’s Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economic recovery, falling fuel prices and rising consumer confidence have increased demand
  • Companies have been adjusting product lines to target health-conscious consumers
  • Well-positioned grocery wholesalers will look to acquire retailers or merge with other wholesalers
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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.

    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling operates at a low level of capital intensity, with industry operators spending just $0.12 cents on average on capital for every dollar spent on labor. The primary function of the wholesaling industry is to get the product into the market, which involves taking, preparing, checking and shipping orders. These roles involve a great deal of manual labor, which is why this industry is considered labor intensive.

    The majority of capital costs incurred by the industry are for computerized inventory management and computerized warehouse climate-control systems that help preserve the freshness of perishable food products. The industry's level of capital intensity has increased slightly in the five years to 2017. Mos

    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

    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
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther 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
    Major Companies
    PepsiCo Inc.The Coca-Cola Company
  • Table: PepsiCo Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Coca-Cola Company - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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