While revenue will continue to improve marginally, industry operators will be adversely affected by the increasing trend of wholesale bypass. Supermarkets and grocery stores will particularly influence this trend, by buying their paper and plastic bags directly from manufacturers. Downstream demand from warehouse clubs and supercenters will be positively affected by the economic recovery, but operators will still face major declines in profitability.
Wholesalers in this industry purchase a range of paper and plastic products from manufacturers and distribute them to retail stores, manufacturers, food service outlets and agricultural producers. Industry products are wide ranging and typically include sanitary and tissue products, disposable cutlery and food trays, cartons, plastic and paper bags, paper party goods, and cardboard packaging. This industry does not include wholesale distribution of stationery or office supplies.
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.