Overview

Out of fizz: Ongoing health consciousness has reduced demand for popular industry products

The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food 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

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$19bn
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
4.1%
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023
Profit
Employment
31,755
Business
4,923

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Food-service establishments have been the industry's only growing market over the past five years
  • Wholesale bypass has not had a direct effect on the industry over the past five years
  • The major driver of revenue growth over the next five years is expected to be increasing prices

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry's fortunes are closely linked to trends in upstream and downstream manufacturing and retailing industries. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $19.0 billion. This includes expected revenue growth of 1.1% in 2017-18, 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 the industry. Nevertheless, intense price competition has negatively affected smaller players in the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has low market share concentration due to the high degree of fragmentation among industry products. Industry players are inherently small because wholesalers carrying three or more product lines are included in the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry. Consequently, most businesses in the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry are small and non-employing, with almost half of the industry's enterprises being owner-operated. Only 0.2% of industry businesses employ more than 200 people. Most industry players generate revenue between $200,000 and $2.0 million, with only 19.5% earning over $2.0 million.

    Few players have entered the industry over the past five years, which has been reflected in constrained growth in enterprise numbers over the period. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Ability to maintain relationships
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry?

    The industry wholesales a variety of products, including confectionery, snack foods, beverages, canned food and cooking oil. 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
    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 or cocoa products, chewing gum, mints and candy
    Snack food wholesaling, including chips, biscuits, nuts, pretzels 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, jams and condiments
    Cooking oil or fat wholesaling, including cooking oil, margarine and animal fats

    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 cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • The bypass problem
  • Health concerns and competition
  • Profitability and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Supply chain strains
  • Price growth
  • Increasing scale
  • Product innovation
  • Table: Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing
  • Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Fruit Juice Drink Manufacturing
  • Snack Food Manufacturing
  • Soft Drink Manufacturing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Snacks and confectionery
  • Beverages
  • Dry ingredients
  • Other products
  • Canned foods
  • Oils and sauces
  • Chart: Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food-service establishments
  • 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 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 Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food 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 Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Radio-Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • The use of an object or tag that is applied to a product, person or animal for the purpose of tracking and identification using radio waves.
  • Specialised Wholesaler
  • A wholesaler selling products within two or less product categories.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The trend of supermarkets and grocery stores bypassing wholesalers to directly purchase their products from the manufacturers.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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