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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.

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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 Analysis Chapter

The Meat Wholesaling industry has faced numerous challenges over recent years, including constrained growth of meat consumption through four of the five years through 2016-17, and the trend towards supermarkets integrating supply chain operations, bypassing meat wholesalers. Operators have had to contend with a number of supply-side and demand-side shocks over the past five years, such as the horsemeat scandal in early 2013, which hit meat sales and boosted wholesale bypass. Accordingly, industry revenue has been relatively volatile. Nevertheless, the industry is estimated to expand at a compound annual rate of 2.3% during the five years through 2016-17, with revenue reaching £9.5 billion. Despite an estimated rise in the price of beef and chicken, revenue growth of 0.2% i.. 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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