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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

IBISWorld’s Meat Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

Per capita meat consumption in the United Kingdom declined over the past five years, and consolidation and wholesale bypass is evident along the meat supply chain. Thus the Meat Wholesaling industry has reached the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.2% over the 10 years through 2021-22, compared with GDP growth of 2.3% over the same period.

Meat consumption in the United Kingdom declined over the past five years due to value, environmental, health and ethical concerns. Red meat is relatively high in price compared with other meat. Des.. 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

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