Snack attack: Health consciousness is causing a demand shift away from unhealthy snacks

The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry has faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Demand for industry products has been limited by the subdued performance of downstream markets, rising health consciousness among New Zealand consumers and strong competition among players. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $4.9 billion. This includes an anticipated 1.7% rise in the current year due to stronger demand from downstream markets and a rise in household disposable income and consumer sentiment.According to the Ministry of Health, approximately 32% of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over are considered obese, with a further 34% of adults regarded as being overweight...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 14-19
1.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
7,009
Businesses
1,330
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High competition among players and rising health consciousness have challenged the industry
  • Industry players have operated in a highly competitive environment over the past five years
  • Weaker growth in some downstream markets is likely to limit industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $11.83 is spent on wages. The industry is labour intensive, as staff are required for a significant number of daily operations. Industry players require staff to undertake a range of duties including the management of upstream and downstream supply links, stock control, warehouse administration and operation, order tracking and delivery of goods to clients.The cost of warehousing or distribution centres is the main capital investment required by new entrants. However, in many cases, operators are able to rent the premises they operate from, keeping capital investment to a minimum. Oth...purchase to read more.

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

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling are:

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having contracts with key markets
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from cafes and restaurants and Demand from fast food and takeaway food services in the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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

    Industry operators wholesale specific grocery or food items that are not classified elsewhere, such as confectionery, snack foods, beverages, canned food and cooking oils. These goods are generally purchased from upstream manufacturers and resold to downstream industries including supermarkets, convenience stores and food service establishments. Businesses that sell a range of general merchandise, such as those selling three or more product lines, are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Confectionery and snacks
  • Dry ingredients
  • Beverages
  • Oils and sauces
  • Canned goods
  • Other goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Beverage wholesaling
  • Snack food wholesaling
  • Dry ingredients wholesaling
  • Canned food wholesaling
  • Cooking oil and fat wholesaling
  • Confectionery 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 cafes and restaurants
  • Demand from fast food and takeaway food services
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Health concerns and competition
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth areas
  • Demand dilemma
  • Competition and profit
  • Industry structure
  • 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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets, Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores in New Zealand
  • Cafes and Restaurants in New Zealand
  • Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing in New Zealand
  • Soft Drink, Juice and Bottled Water Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Confectionery and snacks
  • Dry ingredients
  • Beverages
  • Other goods
  • Oils and sauces
  • Canned goods
  • Chart: Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food service establishments
  • Supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores
  • Business and government institutions
  • Other retail outlets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computerised Inventory Management Systems
  • Computer based programs used for tracking inventory, sales and product delivery.
  • Pre-Packaged Food
  • Food repackaged into smaller quantities after being purchased in bulk from upstream suppliers.
  • Specialised Wholesaler
  • A wholesaler selling products with two or less product categories.
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