Appetite for growth: Rising disposable incomes and a growing economy have supported revenue

Over the five years through 2018, the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Wholesaling industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.5% to €17.6 billion. The industry's performance has been supported by the strength of the Irish economy, which has grown through much of the past five-year period. The strong economy has contributed to rising real incomes and consumer sentiment over the period. This has encouraged consumers to increase their expenditure on grocery items. Consumers have also traded up in quality, consuming more expensive items. Rising consumer spending has been encouraged by deflationary pressures on many food and beverage more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry's largest markets have grown, supporting both growth and consolidation amongst operators
  • Declining smoking rates have led to a reduction in demand for tobacco over the past five years
  • The UK's exit from the European Union could affect the Irish agricultural sector, and thereby cause supply uncertainty
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry displays a low level of capital intensity with as measured by the capital-to-labour ratio. IBISWorld estimates that the capital-to-labour ratio in the industry is 1:9.31. This indicates that producers are expected to spend £9.31 on wages for every £1 spent on capital. The industry's capital requirements are limited, with most capital equipment used in refridgeration and transport systems, and stock management software and tools. Conversely most employee roles are related to ordering and organising stock, transportation of stock and customer services. Industry employment has grown slowly over the past five years despite a slight transition to automation in some areas of operations. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer price index for alcohol and tobacco and Consumer price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale all food, beverage and tobacco products. Wholesalers do not perform additional tasks beyond repackaging, instead focusing on storage and distribution.

    Industry Products
  • Food
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco products
  • Industry Activities
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat
  • dairy products
  • Alcohol
  • juice and soft drinks
  • tobacco products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer price index for alcohol and tobacco
  • Consumer price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Population
  • Modified real disposable income per capita

  • Current Performance
    Shopping trendsTobacco products up in smokeRegulatory boost
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Sea changeRegulatory drag
  • Table: Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets in Ireland
  • Off-Licences in Ireland
  • Restaurants and Takeaways in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production in Ireland
  • Meat Product Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Food
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco products
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Chart: Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Bars and pubs
  • Off-licenses
  • Restaurants and takeaways
  • Caterers
  • Specialist food stores
  • Department Stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Musgrave Group plc, BWG Group Unlimited Company,
  • Table: Musgrave Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: BWG Group Unlimited Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bord Bia
  • Irish Food Board
  • Ehs
  • Environmental Health Service
  • Otc
  • Office of Tobacco Control
  • What Our Customers Say

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