Downstream industries have strongly influenced the fortunes of the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry over the past five years. Competition from the major supermarket chains has created operating difficulties for some players. However, demand from accommodation and food-service industries has assisted industry growth. Industry revenue is projected to post annualised growth of 1.4% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $20.4 billion. This includes forecast revenue growth of 1.5% in 2014-15.
Operators in this industry wholesale a wide range of general groceries to a variety of markets, including supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service establishments. To be included in the industry, a firm must wholesale at least three of the following grocery lines: meat, poultry and smallgoods; dairy produce; fish and seafood; fruit and vegetables; liquor or tobacco; and confectionery or soft drinks.
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.