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Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling in the US

Over the five years to 2018, the Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry has experienced modest growth due to rising per capita disposable income and growing demand for industry products. Many paper products remain household necessities, and as disposable income increased, consumers opted for higher-margin options. However, industry revenue is expected to decline over the next five years due to increasing price competition. Moreover, business and consumer concerns over the environmental impact of plastic and paper will gain importance over the five years to 2023. As a result, industry operators will need to cater to environmental concerns to succeed in the industry.

Wholesalers in this industry purchase a range of paper and plastic products from manufacturers and distribute them to retail stores, food service outlets and agricultural producers. Industry products are wide-ranging and typically include sanitary and tissue products, disposable cutlery and food trays, cartons, plastic and paper bags, paper party goods and cardboard packaging. This industry does not include the wholesale distribution of stationery or office supplies.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Consumer spending
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Sysco Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Veritiv Corp. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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