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Food Wholesalers in the U.S. Product Image

Food Wholesalers in the U.S.

  • ID: 1052452
  • October 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry distribute food and related products on a wholesale basis. Major companies include C& S Wholesale Grocers, McLane Company, SUPERVALU, and Sysco (all based in the US), as well as Loblaw (Canada), Kokubu & Co (Japan), and Metcash (Australia).

Rising global populations and demand for food are expected to drive growth in the food distribution industry, especially in emerging markets. Distributors are expected to benefit from a trend among food manufacturers toward outsourcing of logistics services, according to Frost & Sullivan.

The US wholesale food distribution industry includes about 34,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $780 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is driven largely by demographic shifts, particularly trends in population and age, working women, race and ethnicity, household size, and levels of disposable income. The profitability of individual companies depends on a good product mix and efficient operations. Large distributors are advantaged by bulk purchasing and READ MORE >

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Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
Web Links and Acronyms

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