Egg & Poultry Wholesaling in the US
Shifting health trends and improving macroeconomic conditions have benefited the Egg and Poultry Wholesaling industry over the five years to 2019. The popularity of egg and poultry products has grown in line with changing health trends. Growing nutritional awareness has encouraged consumers to purchase leaner cuts of meat over fattier meats. However, the industry has contended with intense competition from broadline wholesalers that have the facilities and relationships with many retailers to cut into the industry's presence, constraining industry revenue growth. Demand for industry services is expected to remain consistent over the five years to 2024. Increased per capita consumption of poultry and eggs, strong sales of premium eggs and higher-margin chicken products and the growing trend of dinng out will drive demand for industry services. However, industry operators are threatened by larger retailers that continue to work directly with vertically integrated poultry processors instead of intermediary distributors.
This industry includes specialty wholesalers that primarily distribute poultry products from manufacturers to downstream markets, including the retail and food service sectors. Products include fresh chicken and turkey, frozen and processed poultry and eggs, although canned and packaged frozen meals containing poultry are not included. Broadline grocery distributors and vertically integrated poultry processing and egg companies are not included in this industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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