Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.7%

The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry's fortunes are closely linked to trends in upstream and downstream manufacturing and retailing industries. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to be worth $20.6 billion. This includes an expected 0.7% rise in the current year, which is anticipated to be due to modest price increases for industry products, rather than increased demand. The big supermarkets have not been major customers of the industry for decades, so their moves to exert further control over the supply chain have had a minimal direct influence on industry wholesalers. Nevertheless, intense price competition has negatively affected smaller players in the Super...
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Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Unfavourable external factors are expected to continue affecting the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry's performance over the next five years. Price and population increases are expected to be the only drivers of industry revenue growth over the next five years. The increasing influence of the major supermarkets over the supply chain is projected to continue indirectly negatively affecting the industry. Despite all these negative factors, industry revenue is still projected to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to be worth $XX.X billion. Supply chain strains The major supermarkets are anticipated to continue expanding their hold on the food retailing supply chain over the next five years. Coles and Wo...
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Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $21bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 5,982
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 37,148

Biggest companies in the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry

The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies wholesale specific grocery or food items that are not classified elsewhere. Wholesalers generally operate as an intermediary in the supply chain by purchasing a range of goods from manufacturers, which they onsell to downstream buyers such as supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service establishments. The industry does not include operators that wholesale three or more grocery lines or manufacturers that are vertically integrated.

Industry Products and Services

  • Snacks and confectionery
  • Beverages
  • Dry ingredients
  • Canned foods
  • Oils and sauces
  • Other products

Industry Activities

  • Beverage wholesaling, including aerated water, bottled water, cordial, fruit juice and soft drink
  • Confectionery wholesaling, including chocolate products and chewing gum
  • Snack food wholesaling, including chips, biscuits, nuts and healthy snacks
  • Dry ingredients wholesaling, including tea, coffee, yeast, rice, herbs, spices and cereals
  • Canned food wholesaling, including shelf-stable vegetables and fruits, soups, seafood and condiments
  • Cooking oil or fat wholesaling, including cooking oil, margarine and animal fats

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies wholesale specific grocery or food items that are not classified elsewhere. Wholesalers generally operate as an intermediary in the supply chain by purchasing a range of goods from manufacturers, which they onsell to downstream buyers such as supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service establishments. The industry does not include operators that wholesale three or more grocery lines or manufacturers that are vertically integrated.

Main Activities

  • Beverage wholesaling, including aerated water, bottled water, cordial, fruit juice and soft drink
  • Confectionery wholesaling, including chocolate products and chewing gum
  • Snack food wholesaling, including chips, biscuits, nuts and healthy snacks
  • Dry ingredients wholesaling, including tea, coffee, yeast, rice, herbs, spices and cereals
  • Canned food wholesaling, including shelf-stable vegetables and fruits, soups, seafood and condiments
  • Cooking oil or fat wholesaling, including cooking oil, margarine and animal fats

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Hospitality and food-service establishments are the largest market for industry operators. If consumers spend less on eating out at cafes, restaurants and...
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Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
Health consciousness
Real household disposable income

Current Performance

Health concerns and competition
Profitability and structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Price growth
Increasing scale
Product innovation
 Table: Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Restaurants in Australia
Cafes and Coffee Shops in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia
Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing in Australia
Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing in Australia
Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing in Australia
Snack Food Manufacturing in Australia
Soft Drink Manufacturing in Australia
Fruit Juice Drink Manufacturing in Australia

Products & Services

The industry's main product segments include snacks and confectionery, beverages, dry ingredients, canned foods, cooking oil and margarine and other foods...
Supermarkets and grocery stores
Businesses and government institutions
Convenience stores and service stations



Demand Determinants

Due to the range of products available and the competitive nature among food retailers, changes in household disposable income are likely to significantly...
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Major Markets

Supermarkets and grocery stores
Businesses and government institutions
Convenience stores and service stations




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food 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 has low market share concentration due to the high degree of fragmentation among industry products. Industry players are inherently small bec...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry displays a low level of capital intensity. It is estimated that for every dollar spent on wages,...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food 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 Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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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Included in Report

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    Industry Financial Ratios
  • Revenue Forecasts
    Revenue Forecasts
  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • 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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