Overview

Serving up: Demand from food services operators has assisted industry growth

The General Line Grocery 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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Heavy discounting by the major supermarkets has hurt wholesalers that cater to food retailer
  • Price competition and the influx of private-label products have put downward pressure on prices
  • Demand from accommodation and food services industries is projected to grow

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Downstream industries have strongly influenced the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry over the past five years. Competition from the major supermarket chains, Coles, Woolworths and ALDI, has created difficulties for operators that cater to supermarkets and grocery stores. However, stronger demand from food-service establishments has offset these negative effects on revenue and assisted industry growth. Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $21.6 billion. This includes forecast revenue growth of 2.9% in 2016-17.

    Heavy discounting by the major supermarket chains has taken its toll on wholesalers that cater to food retailers...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry distributes a range of products. Companies included in the industry must wholesale at least three of the following grocery lines: meat, poultry and smallgoods; dairy produce; fish and seafood; fruit and vegetables; liquor or tobacco; and confectionery or soft drinks. For larger wholesalers, items that can be stored for longer and easily transported account for the majority of revenue.

    Fresh fruit and vegetables

    While specialty wholesalers account for a significant proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables sold, general line grocery wholesalers continue to play a role in the supply chain. Fresh fruit and vegetables account for a smaller share of industry revenue compared with revenue for the overall grocery sector. How..

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    Additional Insights for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from accommodation and food services and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale a range of general groceries to a variety of markets, including supermarkets, convenience stores and food services establishments. The industry includes firm that wholesale at least three of the following grocery lines: meat, poultry and smallgoods; dairy produce; fish and seafood; fruit and vegetables; liquor or tobacco; and confectionery or soft drinks.

    Industry Products
    Meat and seafood
    Dairy produce
    Fresh fruit and vegetables
    Liquor and tobacco
    Canned foods
    Frozen foods
    Bread, cakes and pastries
    Other products
    Industry Activities
    Meat, poultry and smallgoods wholesaling
    Dairy produce wholesaling
    Fish and seafood wholesaling
    Fruit and vegetable wholesaling
    Liquor or tobacco wholesaling
    Confectionery or soft drink wholesaling

    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
  • Demand from accommodation and food services
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Population
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of meat
  • Domestic price of vegetables

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Innovation and consumer trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Innovation and consumer trends
  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fuel Retailing
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cake and Pastry Manufacturing
  • Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing
  • Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing
  • Egg Farming
  • Seafood Processing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other products
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and seafood
  • Canned foods
  • Liquor and tobacco
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Frozen foods
  • Dairy produce
  • Chart: General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food-service establishments
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Convenience stores and other retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs General Line Grocery Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Metcash LimitedBidfood Australia LimitedPFD Food Services Pty Ltd
  • Table: Metcash Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bidfood Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: PFD Food Services Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the General Line Grocery 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 General Line Grocery 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
    Food-Service Establishments
  • Establishments such as cafes, restaurants and caterers that sell food and beverages ready-to-eat.
  • Independent Retailer
  • A supermarket or grocer that is independently owned and incorporated. Independent retailers may (or may not) operate under a banner network or franchising agreement.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, bypassing the wholesaler.
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