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Global Wholesalers Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Wholesalers provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 19 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, highlights latest trends and demand drivers region wise, in addition to providing statistical insights. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, UK, and China. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of major 441 companies worldwide.

Table Of Contents

Global Wholesalers Industry



1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1
Introduction 1
Structure of Wholesale Industry 1
Significance of Wholesaling and Wholesalers 2
Role of wholesalers 2
Alternative Distribution Processes 3
Impact of Economic Slowdown 3
Competitive Framework of Wholesale Industry 3
Evolution of Wholesale Industry - A Historical Perspective 4

2. MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 7

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 20

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES 27


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 31

1. NORTH AMERICA 31
Overview 31
Market Snippets - A Historic Perspective 31
Table 1: North American Wholesale Market (2007): Number of
Independent Wholesale Companies, and Revenue Generated by
Independent Wholesalers in US$ Billion by Country - US,
Canada, and Mexico 31

Table 2: North American Wholesale Market: Top 15 Convenience
Wholesalers by Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2006 and
2007 32

1a. THE UNITED STATES 33
Overview 33
Table 3: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Merchant Wholesalers by Category - Durable Goods and
Non-Durable Goods Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 33

Table 4: US 5-Year Perspective for Merchant Wholesalers by
Category - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Durable
Goods and Non-Durable Goods Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 34

Table 5: US Wholesale Market (2011): Revenues Generated by
Wholesale Distributors in US$ Billion, and Percentage
Breakdown by Category -Independent Wholesalers, Captive
Wholesalers, and Agents, Electronic Markets, and Brokers 34

Table 6: US Merchant Wholesale Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales of Durable Goods by Category 35

Table 7: US Merchant Wholesale Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales of Non-Durable Goods by Category 35
Wholesalers in Clothing Industry 36
Industrial Supply Wholesalers in US 36
Table 8: Industrial Supply Wholesale Market in the US (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Product Group 37

Table 9: Leading Players in the US Industrial Supply
Wholesale Market (2010): Market Share Breakdown for Crown
Holdings, Sun Hydraulics, Kennametal, Silgan Holdings, and
Others 37
RFID Technology Gain Prominence among Wholesalers 37
Court Rules in Favor of Alcohol Wholesalers 38
Table 10: Leading Players in the US Wine and Spirit Wholesale
Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for
Southern Wines and Spirits of America, Inc., Republic
National Distributing Co, Charmer Sunbelt Group, Glazer's
Wholesale Drug Company Inc., and Others 38
The US Tire Wholesale Market 38
Table 11: Leading Players in the US Tire and Tube Wholesale
Market (2010): Market Share Breakdown for The Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company, Bridgestone Corporation, Compagnie Generale
des Etablissements Michelin, Cooper Tire and Rubber Company,
Sumitomo Corporation, and Others 39
Lumber wholesale Market in the US 39
US Food Wholesale Market 39
Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Defy Recession 40
Emerging and Prevailing Issues in the Pharmaceutical Market 40
Other Key Statistics 40
Table 12: Leading Players in the US Home Entertainment and
Appliance Wholesale Market (2010): Market Share Breakdown for
Sony Corp., Panasonic Corp., General Electric Co., and Others 40

1b. CANADA 41
Overview 41
Table 13: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Merchant Wholesalers Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 41
Wholesale Market in Recent Past 41
Table 14: Canadian Wholesale Market by Trade Group (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Machinery and
Electronic Equipment; Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products;
Motor Vehicle and Parts; Personal and Household Goods;
Building Materials; and Other Products 42

1c. MEXICO 43
Overview 43

2. JAPAN 44
Overview 44
Cost Consolidation Boosts Wholesalers Revenue 44
Wholesalers: A Crucial Link in Food Retail Chain 44
Changes in Wholesale Market Structure 44
Historical Perspective 45
Benefits from the Changes in Wholesale Structure 45

3. EUROPE 46
Overview 46
Table 15: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Merchant Wholesalers Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 46
Telecom Wholesale Trade - A Historical Reference 46

3a. GERMANY 47
Pharmaceutical Wholesalers 47
Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market 47

3b. RUSSIA 47
Wholesale Sales Take a Hit in the Wake of Recession 47

3c. THE UNITED KINGDOM 48
Streamlining of Processes Pose Challenge for Pharmaceutical
Wholesalers 48
Electrical Wholesale Market Witness Growth 48
Table 16: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electrical Wholesalers Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 49
The UK Food Wholesale Market - A Brief Overview 49
Table 17: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Grocery and Foodservice Wholesalers Market Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 50
Meat Wholesaling Industry Plummets 50
Cash and Carry Wholesalers Remain Resilient in Tough Market 50

4. ASIA-PACIFIC 51

4a. AUSTRALIA 51
Wholesale Sector Dawdles Despite Retail Segment Taking off
Swiftly - A Recent Past Scenario 51

4b. CHINA 52
Overview 52
Wholesale Formats 52
Classification of Wholesale Markets 52
Market Drivers/Challengers 52
Accession to WTO, and Liberalization of the Wholesale Sector 52
Expanding Domain of Services 53
Retailers and Manufacturing Adopting Wholesale Route 53
Reduced Quality Concerns 53
Fragmented Wholesale Market 53
Chinese Textile Wholesale Market 53
Wholesale Shoe Industry- Overview 54

4c. NEW ZEALAND 54
Overview 54

4d. SINGAPORE 55
Economic Downturn Mars the Wholesale Trade 55
Table 18: Wholesale Market in Singapore (A Recent Past
Perspective): Annual Operating Receipts in US$ Billion by
Wholesale Activity - Fuels and Chemicals, Machinery and
Equipment, Agricultural Materials, General Merchandise,
Household Goods, Transport Equipment, and Others for the
Years 2006 and 2007 55

Table 19: Wholesale Market in Singapore (A Recent Past
Perspective): Number of Establishments by Wholesale Activity
- Fuels and Chemicals, Machinery and Equipment, Agricultural
Materials, General Merchandise, Household Goods, Transport
Equipment, and Others for the Years 2006 and 2007 56


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