Beefing up: Despite overall declining meat consumption, rising meat prices will boost revenue

The Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry has demonstrated strong growth over the past five years; however, per capita meat consumption has been falling. Changing consumer health trends have been the main cause of these consumption declines. Over the next five years, healthier, premium meat products, including grass-fed, organic, antibiotic-free or hormone-free varieties, are expected to boost industry revenue. In addition, growing per capita disposable income will encourage consumers to spend on meat products at both supermarkets and food service establishments. However, the price of red meat is not expected to continue its growth over the next five years. This price suppression will limit industry revenue growth compared with that of the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite growing revenue, per capita meat consumption has been falling
  • Pushing down operating costs has become crucial to industry operators
  • Per capita red meat consumption is expected to decrease over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Establishments in the Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry are distributed roughly in line with Canada's population. However, because industry operators are more specialized than broadline wholesalers in the Grocery Wholesaling industry (IBISWorld report 41311CA), they are typically concentrated closer to urban areas. However, since the dominant broadline food distributors have a national scope, many industry operators primarily operate within their region or locale.Ontario, for example, has 38.3% of the population and 41.0% of industry establishments. Following Ontario, Quebec has 23.2% of Canada's population and is home to 29.1% of industry establishments. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Price of red meat in the Beef & Pork Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry includes wholesalers of beef, pork and other red meat products. Canned and packaged frozen goods are excluded, as are poultry and seafood products.

    Industry Products
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Bacon
  • Uncooked ham and dinner ham
  • Sausage
  • Weiners
  • Deli and deli-style meat
  • Other meat preparations
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling beef
  • Wholesaling pork
  • Wholesaling sausage and prepared meats
  • Wholesaling lamb, venison, bison and other meats
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Price of red meat
  • Demand from food services and drinking places
  • Per capita beef consumption
  • Per capita pork consumption
  • Demand from wholesale trade, nondurable goods

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer tastes
  • Challenges and threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumption trends
  • Wholesale bypass and consolidation
  • International impact
  • Table: Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Specialty Food Stores in Canada
  • Educational Services In Canada
  • Full-Service Restaurants in Canada
  • Fast Food Restaurants in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production in Canada
  • Hog & Pig Farming in Canada
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Beef
  • Deli and deli-style meat
  • Other meat preparations
  • Pork
  • Sausage
  • Weiners
  • Bacon
  • Uncooked ham and dinner ham
  • Chart: Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand and household disposable income
  • Price of meats
  • Health trends
  • Seasonality
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Competition from substitutes

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Commercial foodservice establishments
  • Noncommercial foodservice establishments
  • Other wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Beef & Pork Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Beef Consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A distributor technique that services a wide variety of accounts with a wide variety of products.
  • Third-Party Wholesaler
  • A merchant wholesaler that is neither a product's manufacturer nor its retailer. Industry operators are considered third-party wholesalers.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, thus eliminating traditional merchant wholesalers.
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