On the line: Intensifying competition has limited industry growth over the past five years

Operators in the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry supply downstream markets with 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. Increased demand from several of these downstream customers has supported industry growth over the past five years. Rising discretionary incomes and increasingly time-poor lifestyles have boosted the number of meals consumers have eaten outside of the home over the period. This trend has boosted downstream demand from food-service establishments, such as cafes and restaurants, over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.9%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
5,508
Businesses
197

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry establishments are largely concentrated around population centres and international ports. More than half of general line grocery wholesalers are located in Auckland, servicing the largest urban area and port in the country. Operators are also overrepresented in the Bay of Plenty, which houses the country's second largest port at Tauranga, as well as Canterbury, which houses the South Island's largest port at Lyttelton.Operators also tend to be concentrated around upstream suppliers. For example, industry establishments in Manawatu-Whanganui are heavily focused on the wholesale of dairy and beef products. The region is also heavily represented in dairy and beef cattle farming, as well as meat and dairy processing activity. Sev...purchase to read more.

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

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

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    What is the General Line Grocery Wholesaling in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators 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 players wholesale to a range of downstream markets, including grocery retailers and food-service establishments.

    Industry Products
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Bread and cereals
  • Dairy and egg products
  • Other grocery 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores
  • Demand from cafes and restaurants
  • Population
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of meat
  • Domestic price of vegetables

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Downstream demand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Consumer trends
  • Imports
  • 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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Specialised Grocery Retailing in New Zealand
  • Liquor Retailing in New Zealand
  • Supermarkets, Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores in New Zealand
  • Cafes and Restaurants in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread Production in New Zealand
  • Meat Processing in New Zealand
  • Milk and Cream Processing in New Zealand
  • Wine Production in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Other grocery products
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Bread and cereals
  • Dairy and egg products
  • Chart: General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores
  • Food-service establishments
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the General Line Grocery Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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
    Foodstuffs (NZ) Limited, Bidfood Limited,
  • Table: Foodstuffs (NZ) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bidfood Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the General Line Grocery 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
    Inventory Management Systems
  • A component of supply-chain management that involves the tracking of incoming and outgoing stock.
  • Liqueur
  • A strong, sweet alcoholic spirit.
  • Smallgoods
  • Meat products where the meat has been manufactured to form a new product, such as bacon.
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