Showing the cracks: Downward pricing pressure has weighed on the industry

The Dairy Product, Egg and Edible Oil Wholesaling industry plays an important role in the food supply chain. Wholesalers buy milk, cheese, yoghurt, cream, butter, eggs and oil from farmers and producers, then deliver them to retailers for sale to consumers. During the past five years, conditions in the industry have been challenging. Intensifying downward pricing pressures from supermarkets have long threatened industry performance as operators have been forced to cut prices to vie for clients. Dairy and dairy product processors with integrated wholesale functions, such as Arla Foods, Muller UK & Ireland Group, Meadow Foods and Danone, have changed the industry's competitive landscape and given further momentum to wholesale bypass, stunting industry growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4.9bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-4.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
10,157
Businesses
732

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising health consciousness has led to the introduction of new products, limiting decline
  • A rise in the domestic price of milk is expected to allow revenue to return to growth in the current year
  • Operators are expected to focus on the growing food-service sector as a key market
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry is subject to moderate and increasing barriers to entry. The biggest impediment to new entrants in the industry is the initial capital outlay required to establish warehousing and distribution systems. Dairy wholesaling in particular requires investment in expensive refrigerated transportation and storage systems, which are essential due to the perishable nature of most dairy produce. Potential operators may face additional costs regarding the need to purchase and invest in automated inventory and tracking systems. However, it is possible to reduce start-up costs by leasing warehouses. Additionally, the initial financial outlay is lower for operators that are already engaged in the wholesaling sector as they already have operating facilities at hand...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry are

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Real household disposable income in the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry?

    The industry includes the wholesale of dairy produce such as liquid and powdered milk, cheese, yoghurt, butter, cream and other dairy products. It also includes the wholesale of eggs, edible oils and fats of animal and vegetable origin.

    Industry Products
  • Milk products
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Yoghurt
  • Edible oils
  • Butter and cream
  • Other dairy-based products
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling liquid and powdered milk
  • Wholesaling cheese
  • Wholesaling butter
  • Wholesaling eggs
  • Wholesaling edible oils and fats
  • Wholesaling yoghurt
  • Wholesaling other dairy products
  • 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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Demand from full-service restaurants
  • Liquid milk consumption per capita

  • Current Performance
  • Pricing pressures and wholesale bypass
  • Churned up prices
  • Consumption patterns
  • Mitigating decline
  • Growing markets
  • Profit and market structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry growth
  • Revenue restraints
  • Supply troubles
  • Table: Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Hotels
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Butter & Cheese Production
  • Milk & Cream Production
  • Poultry Raising

  • Products & Services
  • Milk products
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Yoghurt
  • Edible oils
  • Butter and cream
  • Other dairy-based products
  • Chart: Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Substitute goods
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Seasonality
  • Wholesale bypass

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food-service industry
  • Food processors
  • Speciality stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Distribution, depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Arla Foods Ltd, Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP, Meadow Foods Ltd,
  • Table: Arla Foods Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Meadow Foods Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil 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 Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brie
  • A soft, whole-milk cheese with a white rind.
  • Vertical Integration
  • The degree of vertical integration is the extent to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers. Manufacturers or retailers commonly own wholesale operations.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The process by which manufacturers bypass wholesalers in order to establish direct relationships with retailers, such as supermarkets.
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