Grocery growth: Rising per capita disposable income and emerging niche markets to help support revenueAbstractGrocery Wholesaling in the US
The Grocery Wholesaling industry, which acts as the middleman between food producers and retailers, has exhibited growth over the five years to 2017. Revenue tends to fluctuate with variable fuel costs, food product prices and consumer spending. Over the past five years, rising levels of per capita disposable income and a growing population, in addition to growing interest in emerging market segments, supported industry growth. However, this growth is expected to slow over the next five years. Large grocery stores are expected to continue to seek to cut costs by eliminating wholesalers, as purchasing food and nonfood items from wholesalers adds to the final cost of goods. Consequently, growth will remain marginal as wholesalers seek new markets and opportunities to mitigate their diminishing role in the grocery supply chain.
Grocery wholesalers act as the middlemen between food producers and retailers. They do little to transform products and are intermediaries in merchandise distribution. Wholesalers sell and distribute all general-line grocery products, and industry establishments generally are not specialized. Distributed products usually include dry groceries, perishable food and nonfood products found in grocery stores.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.