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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 | Mar 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Volatile dairy prices and supermarkets’ risingbuying power led to fluctuating performance
  • Wholesalers have had to alter their product mixes due to rising levels of health consciousness
  • Wholesale bypass is expected to place continued pressure on the industry, encouraging consolidation
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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Dairy Product, Egg and Edible Oil Wholesaling industry is considered to have a low level of market share concentration. In 2016-17, IBISWorld estimates that the four largest companies operating in the industry will have a combined market share of 39.1%. The major companies tend to part of larger, global companies or at least have connections with the upstream production industries in the United Kingdom or abroad. The main companies in the industry have fared better than many others in recent years. Economies of scale and links to the production sector have allowed large wholesalers to react to increasing competition and greater consumer choice by offering clients an ever-wider array of products. In .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry are

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Real household disposable income in the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... 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

    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
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Demand from full-service restaurants
  • Liquid milk consumption per capita
  • Current Performance
  • Churned up prices
  • Downstream demand
  • Consumption patterns
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthy demand
  • Pricing problems
  • Market structure and key markets
  • Areas of growth
  • Table: Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Hotels
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Butter & Cheese Production
  • Milk & Cream Production
  • Poultry Raising
  • Products & Services
  • Milk products
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Yoghurt
  • Edible oils
  • Butter and cream
  • Other dairy-based products
  • Chart: Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Substitute goods
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Seasonality
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food-service industry
  • Food processors
  • Convenience stores
  • Speciality stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Distribution, depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Arla Foods Ltd
    Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP
    Booker Group plc
  • Table: Arla Foods Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Booker Group plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil 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 Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A soft, whole-milk cheese with a white rind.
  • Vertical Integration
  • The degree of vertical integration is the extent to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers. Manufacturers or retailers commonly own wholesale operations.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The process by which manufacturers bypass wholesalers in order to establish direct relationships with retailers, such as supermarkets.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • 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 Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil 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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