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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 2017

In bloom: Revenue is expected to expand for the second consecutive year after a period of decline

The Flower & Plant 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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Flower and Plant Wholesaling industry has faced a challenging five years through 2016-17. Numerous factors have contributed to this poor performance, particularly at the start of the period, including the increasing prevalence of wholesale bypass and some consumers wilted under financial pressure and stopped purchasing flowers entirely, exchanging them for cheaper alternative gifts. 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. Over much of the period, many consumers switched from specialist florists to non-specialist retailers such as supermarkets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Flower and Plant Wholesaling industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration with the top four firms estimated to account for 5.7% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry is highly fragmented and no firm has a market share of more than 2.5%. This suggests industry operators face considerable price competition, low profit margins and high costs. The nature of the industry means that businesses typically focus on selling to local retailers and rarely attempt to sell on a national or international scale because transportation and depreciation would become too costly. This keeps companies small and local, although some businesses are now using the internet to reach broader markets than had previously been possible. Acc.. purchase to read more


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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 stockHONS: 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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