A substantial shift in the dairy supply chain has hurt the Dairy Produce Wholesaling industry. Wholesalers were once an integral part of the chain, acting as a key link between manufacturers and retailers. The increasing dominance of the major supermarkets and rising consolidation among dairy manufacturers have created a major problem for the industry. Wholesale bypass and downward price pressure are expected to cause industry revenue to decline at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $3.20 billion. Reduced domestic milk consumption and depressed prices will contribute to a forecast revenue decline of 1.8% in 2014-15.
The Dairy Produce Wholesaling industry consists of businesses that primarily wholesale dairy products, acting as the intermediary between manufacturers and retailers. Dairy products include milk, cheese, cream, butter, yoghurt, powdered milk, dairy desserts and ice cream.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.