Blooming well: Favourable economic conditions will maintain stable demand for industry products

The Flower and Nursery Stock Wholesaling industry in Canada primarily sells flowers, including cut flowers and potted plants, and nursery stock, including grasses, shrubs, bushes and vines. Favourable economic conditions in the Canadian economy have led to growth in disposable incomes, consumer confidence levels and expenditure in residential renovations. Given the nature of the industry as middlemen between flower farmers and retailers, the growth of downstream markets has a strong influence on the performance of the industry. The industry is forecast to grow at a dampened pace over the next five years. Similar favourable economic conditions are expected to maintain a stable demand for industry products...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
6.0%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
5,414
Businesses
402
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is expected to continue consolidating, which is likely to maintain profitability
  • Operators depend heavily on the performance of downstream markets
  • The expected slowdown of the Canadian economy will affect downstream markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Flower and Nursery Stock Wholesaling industry in Canada has a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on labour, industry operators spend an estimated $0.08 on capital. Capital investment is mainly in refrigeration units, warehouse equipment, shipping and packaging materials and trucks. Capital intensity has been stagnant over the past five years with capital investment growing at a similar pace as wages. There is not a lot of potential investment in technology that can improve efficiency and automation of processes. Some wholesalers have increasingly outsourced certain services required for wholesale services. Som...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Residential renovation expenditure in the Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry sell flowers, nursery stock and florist supplies. Distributors purchase flowers and nursery stock from farmers, and they also purchase florist supplies from various manufacturers. This industry does not grow flowers or plants, nor does it distribute Christmas trees, plant seeds or bulbs.

    Industry Products
  • Cut flowers
  • Potted plants
  • Nursery stock
  • Cuttings
  • Industry Activities
  • flowers
  • nursery stock (e.g. trees, plants and shrubs)
  • Wholesaling florist supplies, such as baskets, shears, floral wire, bamboo stakes, wreaths and wrapping
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Residential renovation expenditure
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Economic growth and performance of downstream markets
  • Industry structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tamed performance of downstream markets
  • Stable profit and consolidation
  • Landscaping the landscape
  • Table: Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Nursery & Garden Stores in Canada
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Convenience Stores in Canada
  • Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in Canada
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercentres in Canada
  • Florists in Canada
  • Funeral Homes in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Glass Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Other Plastic Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plant & Flower Growing in Canada
  • Wire & Spring Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Potted plants
  • Nursery stock
  • Cut flowers
  • Cuttings
  • Chart: Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Garden stores
  • Home improvement stores
  • Florists and nursery centres
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Flower & Nursery Stock 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 Flower & Nursery Stock 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 Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer spending (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Drop-Shipping
  • Refers to the practice of wholesalers outsourcing shipping and transportation by contracting the producers and growers to deliver flowers and nursery stock to the industry's buyers.
  • Floral Wire Service
  • A company established primarily to facilitate order exchange and fulfillment between local florists and third-party sales agents of floral products.
  • Mass Merchandiser
  • A large retail store that offers a wide range of products and services.
  • Propagative Material
  • Refers to the creation of new plants through natural or artificial means. The most popular are seeds and bulbs. This also includes materials such as heat and other aids used in the process.
  • Virtual Warehousing
  • A method of using real-time analytics and data to manage stock inventories at a centralised location.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The phenomenon by which retailers and consumers purchase goods directly from the producer, bypassing the need for a wholesaler to distribute the products.
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