Not rising: Wholesale bypass will plague smaller operators, though overall industry revenue will grow

The staple nature of some Fresh Bread and Bakery Goods Wholesaling industry products in the American pantry has historically protected the industry somewhat from fluctuations in consumer disposable income and the industry has seen growth over the past five years. However, s downstream customers have increasingly consolidated and been able to take advantage of their large-scale operations, wholesale bypass, wherein customers directly establish supply contracts with bread and bakery goods producers, has begun to pose a threat to traditional industry distributors. In the coming years, wholesale bypass will likely continue to plague smaller operators, but total industry revenue will likely grow...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Dietary trends discouraging the consumption of gluten and carbohydrates have caused industry product consumption to stagnate
  • Wholesale bypass has shrunk the market for traditional wholesaling across the grocery sector
  • Gluten-free and low-carb diets will likely remain popular with American consumers
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Fresh Bread and Bakery Goods Wholesaling industry faces relatively low barriers to entry, yet depend on the scale of operations. Start-up capital costs for a small-scale operation are low, and primarily consist of the purchase and maintenance of a truck to transport industry products from manufacturers to downstream markets. The large number of small operators in the Bread Production industry (IBISWorld report 31181) also implies that there are a large number of small bakeries to which a new industry entrant can theoretically contract out its services to. Given the large number of enterprises in this industry, competition can be very high in saturated markets. However, new entrants can succeed by moving into areas with a less developed bread and bakery goods wholesaling presence...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of households in the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry includes companies that primarily perform merchant wholesale distribution of fresh bread and bakery products, as well as manufacturers’ sales branches and offices that segment out their wholesale distribution routes.

    Industry Products
  • Cookies and cakes
  • Bread and rolls
  • Spices
  • Cooking oils and margarine
  • Refined Sugar
  • Flour
  • Baking mixes and dough
  • Other baked goods, including crackers
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling cookies and cakes
  • Wholesaling bread and rolls
  • Wholesaling muffins, pies, crackers and other bakery goods
  • Wholesaling spices, oils, sugar, flour and other baking ingredients
  • 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
  • Number of households
  • Per capita wheat flour consumption
  • Healthy eating index
  • World price of wheat

  • Current Performance
  • Slicing out the middleman
  • The demise of the gluten gluttons
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Wholesale bypass trend continues
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Specialty Food Stores
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread Production
  • Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production
  • Flour Milling
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Sugar Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Cookies and cakes
  • Bread and rolls
  • Cooking oils and margarine
  • Baking mixes and dough
  • Spices
  • Refined Sugar
  • Other baked goods, including crackers
  • Flour
  • Chart: Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • General food product wholesalers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Other
  • Food service industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Grupo Bimbo SA, Flowers Foods Inc., Sysco Corporation,
  • Table: Grupo Bimbo SA - financial performance
  • Table: Flowers Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Sysco Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods 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 Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita wheat flour consumption (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Gluten
  • A protein composite found in wheat and related grains which gives elasticity to wheat dough.
  • Manufacturers' Sales Branches And Offices (Msbos)
  • A wholesaling divisions of large manufacturers, allowing for sales directly to retailers and bypass of third-party wholesalers.
  • 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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