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Food Wholesalers

  • ID: 1052452
  • Report
  • February 2021
  • 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, Sysco, United Natural Foods, and US Foods (all based in the US), as well as KOKUBU Group (Japan), Loblaw (Canada), and Metcash (Australia).

Competitive Landscape

Barriers to market entry for food distributors are low, and customers can change suppliers and channels easily. Companies must adjust product portfolios to keep pace with consumer trends, such as increasing demand for organic, fat-free, or gluten-free foods. Wholesalers may not be able to pass increased supply, labor, and transport costs on to customers during economic downturns.

Products, Operations & Technology

General line grocery merchant wholesalers account for 21% of US industry revenue; packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers account for 15%; dairy product (except dried or canned) merchant wholesalers account for 8%; confectionery merchant wholesalers account for 5%; fish and seafood merchant wholesalers account for 2%; and poultry and poultry product merchant wholesalers account for 1%.
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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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