While many industries are suffering under the threat of wholesale bypass, egg and poultry wholesaling has remained relatively calm. The industry is expected to experience stable growth over the next five years, as individuals become more aware of the health benefits of chicken and egg consumption in comparison with red meat. Moreover, operators will benefit from increased consolidation and technological improvements. The industry will shrink in terms of employment and wages, but solid demand will boost profitability in the long run.
Companies in this industry purchase processed egg and poultry products from manufacturers and sell them to retailers, generally with no further product development. Businesses include third-party wholesalers and manufacturers' sales branches and offices, which are the wholesaling divisions of processing companies. Products sold by operators include fresh and frozen chicken and turkey products and eggs. Canned and packaged frozen items are excluded from this industry.
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.