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Beef & Pork Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Beef & Pork Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42447 | Sep 2016

Lean meat: Revenue will be bolstered by high meat prices, but health concerns will still loom large

IBISWorld’s Beef & Pork Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Competition from alternative proteins hurts demand for beef and pork sales
  • As the number of health-conscious consumers increased, demand shifted to alternative sources of protein
  • More MSBOs are expected to enter the industry and capture market share
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, downstream demand for beef and pork decreased due to the recession's lingering effects. Instead of buying fresh red meat included in this industry's product offerings, some consumers switched to meat products outside this industry's scope. However, the industry is projected to experience revenue growth over the five years to 2021 as the economy strengthens. Per capita disposable income is projected to increase as employment levels recuperate and consumers regain confidence in the economy. As a result, Americans will slowly increase spending and consumption, subsequently increasing demand for pork and beef throughout downstream markets... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry is composed of businesses that buy beef, pork and other red meat products from upstream beef and hog industries, such as slaughterhouses and processors, and then resell these products to a variety of downstream retailers. Over the past five years, downstream demand for beef and pork decreased due to various diet trends and younger consumers wanting less expensive and easier foods to use for cooking. Instead of buying fresh red meat included in this industry’s product offerings, some consumers switched to meat products outside this industry’s scope, including canned and packaged frozen beef and pork products, because of their lower prices and ready-to-eat microwave meal options. Des.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to distribute industry products to diverse locations
  • Delivering meat products to retailers promptly
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita beef consumption and Per capita pork consumption in the Beef & Pork Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale beef, pork and other red meat products. There are two types of wholesalers that execute the industry’s activities. One type is merchant wholesalers, which include independent wholesaling operations. The other includes manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, which represent the wholesale division of vertically integrated meat processors. Canned and packaged frozen goods are excluded from this industry, as are poultry and seafood products.

    Industry Products
    BeefPorkMeat products, including deli meatsSausage and prepared meatsVeal and Lamb
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling beef Wholesaling porkWholesaling other meats, including deli meatsWholesaling sausage and prepared meatsWholesaling lambWholesaling veal

    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 beef consumption
  • Per capita pork consumption
  • Price of red meat
  • Demand from wholesale trade, nondurable goods
  • Threat of disease in livestock
  • Current Performance
  • Competing industries
  • Declining profit
  • Shrinking industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Falling revenue
  • Profit stabilizes
  • Potential growth
  • Table: Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Meat Markets
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Caterers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Sheep Farming
  • Products & Services
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Sausage and prepared meats
  • Meat products, including deli meats
  • Veal and Lamb
  • Other
  • Chart: Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand and household disposable income
  • Price of meats
  • Health trends
  • Seasonality
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Competition from substitutes
  • Major Markets
  • Retailers for resale
  • Restaurants, hotels, food services and contract feeding
  • Wholesale establishments for resale
  • All others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    SYSCO Corporation
    Tyson Foods Inc.
    Smithfield Foods Inc.
    Hormel Foods Corporation
    US Foods Holding Corp.
  • Table: SYSCO Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Tyson Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Smithfield Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Hormel Foods Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: US Foods Holding Corp. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Beef & Pork 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 Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Red Meat (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A distributor technique that services a wide variety of accounts with a wide variety of products.
  • Merchant Wholesaler
  • A third-party wholesaler, commonly known as a middleman.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, thus eliminating traditional merchant wholesalers.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Beef & Pork Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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