Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The fortunes of Australia's Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry are inextricably tied to the trends prevalent in its upstream and downstream industries along the supply chain. Over the five years through 2012-13, growth has been constrained by the increasing incidence of wholesale bypass, whereby supermarkets have been able to purchase their products directly from manufacturers. This has substantially reduced profit margins typically afforded to wholesalers, thereby reducing their importance in the overall supply chain... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
There are no licensing requirements, government regulations or resource constraints significant enough to prevent firms from entering the industry.
However, the distribution of the industry's largest products such as confectionery and soft drinks requires large refrigerated distribution facilities, this is perhaps the most cost intensive component required for industry operation as it is the means to store supplies and keep them fresh. The high cost of such facilities may deter some firms from entering the industry.
A number of incumbent firms have strong relationships with downstream markets, as well as often being vertically integrated themselves... purchase to read more