Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Non-specialised Food, Beverage and Tobacco Wholesaling industry has remained resilient in the face of dramatic changes occurring in the marketplace. The industry has had to contend with a global economic recession, persistently high unemployment, falling consumer confidence and markedly lower discretionary spending. The industry did benefit, however, from the staple and relatively inexpensive nature of many of its products, which prevented the industry from contracting during the past five years. The rising incidence of wholesale bypass damaged the industry, as large supermarkets established direct relationships with manufacturers.
Producers have stimulated some demand by introducing products that focused on the consumer trends of health and convenience... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
This industry wholesales a number of general line grocery products, with each category containing a highly fragmented set of products. The major product categories wholesaled by this industry are outlined below.
Meat accounts for 16.5% of industry revenue. This includes fresh and processed chicken, pork, beef, lamb and seafood. Processed varieties account for the majority of non-specialised wholesaler's sales. During the last five years, poultry consumption has increased while sales of red meat have declined.
Fruit and vegetables account for 17.5% of revenue. This includes fresh and processed fruit and vegetables. The economic downturn has spurred a shift from fresh to processed fruit and vegetables as consumers sought value... purchase to read more