Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Grocery Wholesaling industry has remained resilient despite the dramatic changes that have occurred in the marketplace over the past five years. The industry has had to contend with difficult economic conditions, slow growth in real disposable income and volatile consumer confidence. Since 2014, the industry has been affected by a supermarket price war suppressing prices across the industry. It has also had to adapt to the rising incidence of wholesale bypass, which has also damaged operations as large supermarkets circumvented wholesalers by establishing direct relationships with manufacturers.
However, the industry did benefit from the unwavering demand for many of its staple and inexpensive products, which prevented revenue contraction during the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Grocery Wholesaling industry has faced tough market conditions over the past five years. Poor economic conditions persisted in the early years of the five-year period through 2016-17, characterised by low consumer confidence, falling disposable income and high unemployment. During this period, many consumers switched to low-priced products and tended to favour retailers that offered cheaper stock. In addition, wholesale bypass constrained demand for industry services, as larger retailers opted to buy some products directly from manufacturers and farmers. As such, industry revenue is expected to have remained neutral through 2012-13 and fell by 0.7% through 2013-14. The.. purchase to read more