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Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Food & Beverage Stores | Nov 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Grupo Bimbo SA Grupo Bimbo SA market share
SYSCO Corporation SYSCO Corporation market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 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


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What is the Fresh Bread & Bakery Goods Wholesaling Industry?

This industry includes firms 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 cakesBread and rollsSpicesCooking oils and margarineRefined SugarFlourBaking mixes and doughOther baked goods, including crackers
Industry Activities
Wholesaling cookies and cakesWholesaling bread and rollsWholesaling muffins, pies, crackers and other bakery goodsWholesaling spices, oils, sugar, flour and other baking ingredients

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