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Grocery Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Grocery Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.390 | Nov 2016

Slower sales: Supermarket competition and wholesale bypass continue to threaten growth

IBISWorld’s Grocery 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Booker Group plc Booker Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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What is the Grocery Wholesaling Industry?

Businesses in the Grocery Wholesaling industry wholesale a range of food products, including prepared meals, bread, dips and condiments, food spreads, savoury snacks, sandwich fillings, tinned goods and processed grain and cereal. The industry excludes the wholesale of fresh or frozen meat and fresh, frozen or processed vegetables. It also excludes the sale of beverages, dairy products, eggs, tobacco and confectionery.

Industry Products
Prepared mealsBreadDips and condimentsFood spreadsSavoury snacksProcessed grains and cerealSandwich spreadsTinned goods
Industry Activities
prepared mealsbreaddips and condimentstinned goods (excluding tinned fruit and vegetables, and unprocessed meat)savoury snacks sandwich spreads and fillings

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