The Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling industry's fortunes are inextricably linked to trends in the associated upstream and downstream manufacturing and retailing industries. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $16.7 billion. This includes forecast 2.4% growth in 2015-16. Rising prices of products carried by the industry are largely responsible for this growth, rather than increased demand.
The big supermarkets have not been major customers of the industry for decades, so their moves to exert further control over the supply chain have not directly affected the industry.
The industry wholesales a variety of products, including confectionery, snack foods, beverages, canned food and cooking oil. Wholesalers generally operate as an intermediary in the supply chain by purchasing a range of goods from manufacturers, which they onsell to downstream buyers such as supermarkets, convenience stores and food service establishments. This industry does not include operators that wholesale three or more grocery lines, or manufacturers that are vertically integrated.
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.