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Meat Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Meat Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.320 | Nov 2016

Tender performance: Challenging conditions and lower meat consumption weigh on growth

The Meat 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.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Challenges continue with declining meat consumption and rising wholesale bypass
  • Meat consumption hasdeclined over the past five years due to environment and social concerns
  • Rising disposable income and health consciousness to drive demand for leaner, more expensive meat
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Meat Wholesaling industry has faced relatively challenging conditions over recent years. Industry revenue has come under pressure from declining meat consumption, changing consumer trends and rising wholesale bypass. On top of this, the industry was rocked in early 2013 by the discovery of horsemeat in various products that were labelled as beef. This caused many consumers to question their trust in food supply chains and incited calls for stricter testing and supervision of meat processing and distribution. It also encouraged increased wholesale bypass by prompting supermarkets to take tighter control of their meat supply chains... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of investment required is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs are indicative of a high level of investment in depreciable assets such as buildings and equipment, and therefore high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wages costs indicate high labour intensity.

In the Meat Wholesaling industry, an estimated £3.13 is spent on labour for every £1.00 spent on the use and replacement of plant and equipment. This indicates that the industry has a medium level of capital intensity. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Meat Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Meat Wholesaling Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Effective cost controls
  • Access to the latest technology and most effective technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of chicken and Domestic price of beef in the Meat Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Meat Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in the Meat Wholesaling industry wholesale fresh and frozen meat and meat products. Businesses in this industry generally purchase meat from slaughterhouses and sell it to retailers such as grocery stores, butchers, restaurants and caterers. Wholesalers perform little or no additional processing beyond repackaging, instead focusing on storage and distribution.

    Industry Products
    Chicken and other poultryBeef and vealLamb and mutton Pork
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling frozen meatWholesaling fresh meatWholesaling meat 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
  • Domestic price of chicken
  • Domestic price of beef
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Current Performance
  • Supermarket price pressure
  • Profit falls fowl
  • Flogging a dead horse
  • Concerns about consumption
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand conditions
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Referendum effects
  • Table: Meat Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Meat Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Meat & Meat Product Retailing
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Meat Processing
  • Poultry Meat Processing
  • Products & Services
  • Chicken and other poultry
  • Beef and veal
  • Pork
  • Lamb and mutton
  • Other
  • Chart: Meat Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Butchers and speciality meat retailers
  • Caterers and food-service contractors
  • Food manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat 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
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meat Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Meat Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat 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 Meat 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
    Delivered Wholesalers
  • These operators supply products solely via a delivery service to customers in the retail sector.
  • Lamb
  • Meat from a sheep less than one year old.
  • Mutton
  • Meat from a sheep more than two years old.
  • Small Drop Model
  • A business model based on delivering small consignments to downstream customers.
  • Veal
  • Meat from young cattle or calves.

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    • 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
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