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Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.330 | Apr 2017

Skimmed off: Revenue is expected to fall in 2016-17, but at a slower rate than in the previous year

The Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arla Foods Ltd Arla Foods Ltd market share
Booker Group plc Booker Group plc market share
Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Dairy Product, Egg and Edible Oil Wholesaling industry plays an important role in the food supply chain. Wholesalers buy milk, cheese, yoghurt, cream, butter, eggs and oil from farmers and producers, then deliver them to retailers, such as supermarkets, for sale to consumers. During the past five years, conditions in the industry have been challenging. A slow economic climate early in the five-year period, extremely volatile global dairy prices throughout the period and changing consumer trends have acted to cut industry revenue and profitability.

The ongoing trend of wholesale bypass has also taken a heavy toll on the industry because supermarkets have strengthened their control of the supply chain and limited the involvement of specialist wholesalers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

In 2016-17, IBISWorld estimates that the capital-to-labour ratio in the industry will be approximately 1:5.76. This suggest that industry producers require £5.76 worth of labour for every £1.00 worth of capital invested, indicating a moderate level of capital intensity. However, with purchase costs accounting for such a large amount of a typical wholesaler’s cost structure, the proportions spent on both labour and depreciation are relatively low.

Key areas of capital expenditure include refrigerated warehousing and delivery vehicles. Automation and the introduction of IT systems are becoming increasingly important and prominent in the industry as operators have sought to reduce labour costs. IT .. purchase to read more


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What is the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry?

The industry includes the wholesale of dairy produce such as liquid and powdered milk, cheese, yoghurt, butter, cream and other dairy products. It also includes the wholesale of eggs, edible oils and fats of animal and vegetable origin.

Industry Products
Milk productsEggsCheeseYoghurtEdible oilsButter and creamOther dairy-based products
Industry Activities
Wholesaling liquid and powdered milkWholesaling cheeseWholesaling butterWholesaling eggsWholesaling edible oils and fats Wholesaling yoghurtWholesaling other dairy products

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