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Flower & Plant Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Flower & Plant Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.220 | Mar 2016

Shrinking violet: Poor operating conditions have forced the industry into decline

IBISWorld’s Flower & Plant Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-1.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
8,986
Businesses
882
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Flower and Plant Wholesaling industry is forecast to struggle over the five years through 2015-16. A number of market factors have contributed to this expected decline, including the increasing dominance of supermarkets in non-food retailing and alongside the subdued economic environment exhibited over much of the period. Flowers and plants are highly discretionary purchases, so consumers tend to cut back their spending on these products when their finances are tight. As a result of the difficult economic conditions at the start of the period, many consumers switched from specialist florists to cheaper non-specialist retailers such as supermarkets, which tend to bypass wholesalers to cut costs... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

It has been a challenging five years for flower and plant wholesalers, which have struggled to adapt to weak economic conditions, a volatile market and the rising incidence of wholesale bypass. Plants and flowers are highly discretionary items, which means the industry has been exposed to the abrupt changes in consumer confidence and spending that have occurred during the past five years. Industry wholesalers have also faced tough price competition as a result of the growing influence and buying power of leading supermarkets. These factors are expected to result in industry revenue declining at a compound annual rate of 1.5% over the five years through 2015-16. Improving economic conditions in the current year have done little to stem the industry's decline.

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What is the Flower & Plant Wholesaling Industry?

Businesses in this industry purchase flowers, plants and bulbs from growers and sell them to retail outlets such as supermarkets, garden centres and home improvement stores.

Industry Products
Flowers and bulbs grown outside Other hardy ornamental nursery stock (HONS)HONS: shrubsHONS: container-grown plants and flowersProtected crops: bulbs, cut flowers and pot plantsProtected crops: bedding plants
 
Industry Activities
Supplying flowers to outletsSupplying plants and other nursery stock to outlets


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