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Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42449 | Sep 2016

Going flat: Volatile input prices and low consumer confidence will temporarily hurt industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$306bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.1%
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
310,986
Businesses
25,508
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators will look to reduce their spending, and try to eliminate wholesale middleman
  • Companies are targeting health-conscious consumers to keep soft drink consumption high
  • Heightened manufacturing volumes in the food sector will expand grocery wholesale stock
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry fell over the past five years; however, given the poor performance of the overall wholesale sector, the industry's minor decline is a considerable feat. The decline was a result of rising fuel prices, economic fallout and low consumer confidence. In the five years to 2021, the industry is expected to pick up steam as the US economy continues to recover. However, wholesale bypass will be a key issue for the industry moving forward, as manufacturers and retailers look to cut costs by eliminating the wholesale middleman... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The three largest businesses in the Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry combine to account for about 15.6% of total industry revenue, giving the industry a low level of concentration. Due to this low concentration, the industry is highly price competitive. Consequently, firms within the industry rely on the provision of value-added services to fatten their margins. The market fragmentation of this industry allows for the existence of many small industry players and encourages potential industry entrants. However, IBISWorld expects the industry's concentration to increase over the next five years as firms consolidate, grow and take advantage of economies of scale to expand their logistics, improve distribution technologies and increase their profit margins.

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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... purchase to read more

     


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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 goodsCoffee, tea and spicesSoft drinks and bottled waterGrocery specialtiesCanned goodsOther goods
     
    Industry Activities
    Baby foods wholesalingBakery products (except frozen) wholesalingBottled water (except water treating) wholesalingCanned foods (e.g. fish, meat, seafood, vegetables, soups) wholesalingCereal products wholesalingCoffee and tea wholesalingCondiments, seasonings and cooking products wholesalingPasta and rice wholesalingPet foods wholesalingSoft 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
  • 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
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    This report on Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery 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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