General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

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Downstream industries have strongly influenced the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry over the past five years. Stronger demand from food-service establishments has assisted operators that cater to supermarkets and grocery stores. However, competition from the major supermarket chains, Coles, Woolworths and ALDI, has negatively affected operators that cater to this market. Revenue is therefore expected to decline at an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2019-20, to $22.2 billion. This trend includes anticipated revenue growth of 0.5% in 2019-20. Heavy discounting by the major supermarket chains has negatively affected wholesalers that cater to food retailers. Operators such as Metcash have experienced declining revenue over the past...
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General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operators in the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry are anticipated to continue facing mixed operating conditions over the next five years. Demand from food-service establishments is forecast to grow and boost revenue for operators servicing these downstream customers. Conversely, wholesale bypass trends and price competition are anticipated to continue limiting demand for operators that cater to the grocery retail market, such as Metcash. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Although Coles and Woolworths are expected to report more moderate price-based competition over the short-term, the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores is anticipated to re...
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General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $22bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 531
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 15,461

Biggest companies in the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia industry include Metcash Limited, Bidfood Australia Limited and PFD Food Services Pty Ltd.

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What is General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators wholesale a range of general groceries to a variety of markets, including supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service establishments. The industry includes firms 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 and Services

  • Meat, poultry, fish and smallgoods
  • Dairy produce
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Liquor and tobacco
  • Pre-packaged foods
  • Beverages
  • Other products
  • Bread and bakery 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

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators wholesale a range of general groceries to a variety of markets, including supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service establishments. The industry includes firms 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.

Main 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

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Food-service establishments, such as accommodation providers, cafes, restaurants, schools and hospitals, are the industry's largest downstream market. Con...
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Demand from accommodation and food services
Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
Population
Real household disposable income

Current Performance

Industry structure
Consumer trends
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Industry structure
Innovation
 Table: General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Fuel Retailing in Australia
Accommodation and Food Services
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Convenience Stores in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Egg Farming in Australia
Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing in Australia
Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia
Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing in Australia
Seafood Processing in Australia
Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing in Australia

Products & Services

The General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry distributes a range of products. Companies included in the industry must wholesale at least three of the fol...
Supermarkets and grocery stores
Convenience stores and other retailers




Demand Determinants

Industry demand is generally stable due to many industry products being household staples. However, household disposable income, consumer preferences and ...
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Major Markets

Supermarkets and grocery stores
Convenience stores and other retailers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry is moderately concentrated, with the four largest operators accounting for just under 60% of industry revenue. Metcash alone accounts for alm...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Metcash Limited is an Australian owned public company that is one of Australia's largest independent wholesalers of food, liquor and general merchandise. ...
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Metcash

 Table: Metcash - financial performance

Bidfood

 Table: Bidfood - financial performance

PFD Food Services

 Table: PFD Food Services - financial performance

Capital Intensity

Capital intensity in the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry is moderate. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $7.43 is spent on wages. M...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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