The staple nature of some Fresh Bread and Bakery Goods Wholesaling industry products in the American pantry has historically protected the industry somewhat from fluctuations in consumer disposable income and the industry has seen growth over the past five years. However, s downstream customers have increasingly consolidated and been able to take advantage of their large-scale operations, wholesale bypass, wherein customers directly establish supply contracts with bread and bakery goods producers, has begun to pose a threat to traditional industry distributors. In the coming years, wholesale bypass will likely continue to plague smaller operators, but total industry revenue will likely grow.
This industry includes firms that primarily perform merchant wholesale distribution of fresh bread and bakery products, as well as manufacturers' sales branches and offices that segment out their wholesale distribution routes.
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.