Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
A substantial shift in the dairy supply chain has hurt the Dairy Produce Wholesaling industry. Wholesalers were once an integral part of the chain, acting as a key link between manufacturers and retailers. The increasing dominance of the major supermarkets and rising consolidation among dairy manufacturers have created a major problem for the industry. Wholesale bypass and downward price pressure are expected to cause industry revenue to decline at an annualised 0.8% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $3.3 billion. Higher milk prices and a marginal increase in milk consumption is anticipated to lift revenue by 2.1% in 2015-16.
The major supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, have immense operating scale... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Dairy Produce Wholesaling industry provides wholesale services for the entire range of dairy products manufactured in Australia. The relative size of the product segments does not reflect their level of consumption within Australia, but rather the share of industry revenue generated by each product segment.
Cheese is the largest product segment in the industry. According to Dairy Australia, there are five broad cheese varieties: cheddar and cheddar types, semi-hard and stretch cheese such as mozzarella, fresh types such as goat's cheese and feta, hard-grating types including parmesan, and eye cheese and mould-ripened cheeses like blue vein and brie... purchase to read more