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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Restaurant And Hotel Equipment And Supplies

Paper And Plastic Products

Packaged Frozen Food

Frozen Meals

Frozen Fish And Seafood Products

Frozen Vegetables

Frozen Fruits And Fruit Juices

Frozen Meat Products

Frozen Baked Goods

Other Frozen Foods, Excluding Frozen Dairy Products

Frozen Poultry Products

Dairy Products, Excluding Dried, Canned, Condensed, And Evaporated Dairy Products



Milk And Cream, Excluding Raw Milk And Cream

Ice Cream And Other Frozen Dairy Products

Other Dairy Products


Eggs, Poultry, And Poultry Products, Excluding Canned And Frozen Poultry Products

Confectioneries, Including Candy, Nuts, Chips, And Popcorn

Fish And Seafood, Excluding Canned And Frozen Fish And Seafood

Fresh Meat And Meat Products

Beef Not Slaughtered On Location

Pork Not Slaughtered On Location

Sausage And Prepared Meats Not Made On Location

Other Meat And Meat Products, Including Bison, Venison, Deli (Sliced) Meats, And Edible Organs

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes

Bread, Baked Goods, And Baking Ingredients

Bread And Rolls

Cookies And Cakes

Cooking Oils And Margarine


Refined Sugar


Baking Mixes And Dough

Other Baked Goods, Including Crackers

Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Food

Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Fruits And Vegetables

Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Fish And Seafood

Pickles And Olives

Preserves, Jellies, Jams, Peanut Butter, And Honey

Sauces, Salad Dressing, Dips, And Vinegar



Other Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Food, Including Nonperishable Poultry Products

Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Juices, And Nonalcoholic Beverages

Food And Beverage Basic Materials, Including Flavoring Extracts, Fruit Peel, Sausage Casings, Hop Extract, Malt, And Yeast

Grocery Specialties

Breakfast Cereals And Bars



Other Grocery Specialties

Grains, Beans, And Seeds

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Miscellaneous Commodities

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Sales and Related Occupations 16%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 12%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 10%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6%
Production Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 43%
Motor Vehicle Operators 22%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 22%
Driver/Sales Workers 10%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 9%
Material Moving Workers 18%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 15%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Chef Bobo Brand
Select Beverages

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Wild Boars Are a Threat to One of France's Stinkiest Cheeses - When the fast food chains like Burger King and McDonald’s began to proliferate, the Gagliardis earned their business, too. But by the 1960s, the laundry list of accounts had begun to dry up. Cheaper suppliers ... and sliced, frozen, and packaged.") (01/05/2018)
  • A historical look at the many lives of the EVCO building - It was to house the Emporia branch of a company considered to be at the top among wholesale grocery ... anything it takes to prepare food, we carry,” Evans said. They sell anything a restaurant uses including a big frozen food business, a big produce ... (07/26/2017)
  • FED: The US economy is growing, but not quickly enough to accelerate wage growth - Low agricultural prices were causing stress for some farmers, although some food retailers reported improved margins ... Manufacturing activity increased, but at a slower pace, especially for consumer packaged products. Demand for IT services was ... (07/12/2017)
  • Desporte & Sons Seafood Market & Deli is a Biloxi favorite - Desporte & Sons Seafood Market & Deli has been ... you are mostly buying frozen seafood that may be fairly old. Oysters that are in the shell (and presumably still alive) and on ice will always be a good bet. If they are packaged in a plastic container ... (08/03/2016)
  • New apps can reduce food waste and help channel leftovers to a good cause - WORCESTER – With 1 million tons ofl food waste and compostable material dumped into landfills ... misinterpretation of expiration dates on packaged foods, and overstocking. Thankfully, says Danielle Nierenberg, president of the nonprofit Food Tank ... (11/26/2015)
  • Green PolkaDot Box May 2015 Investor Highlights - Examples of packaged ... organic frozen and refrigerated foods. We should see an immediate, positive impact on sales resulting from the partnership, but the future looks even brighter as we expand our distribution footprint. Health Merchant Tour Response ... (06/02/2015)
  • Hannaford unveils storewide sustainable seafood policy - SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Hannaford Supermarkets on Wednesday said it has put into place a sustainable policy that encapsulates all seafood across the store — from fresh fish and shellfish to canned and packaged goods to frozen products. Hannaford called it ... (05/23/2012)
  • Rivals taking a bite out of Arab stores - The bombings in England and Egypt are the talk of the summer, and they have caused discomfort for many of these merchants in a country that ... are delivered to the store daily, and packaged goods and frozen foods twice a week, he said. (08/21/2005)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $119,071 on Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 13 contracts to 8 companies, with an average value of $14,884 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Packaged Frozen Food
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Packaged Frozen Food Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
Poultry & Poultry Product Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Packaged Frozen Food are less than those from Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Packaged Frozen Food sales, taking market share from this industry.
Packaged Frozen Food Product Sales Report

Frozen Fish And Seafood Products
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Packaged Frozen Food Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
Fish & Seafood Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Frozen Fish And Seafood Products are less than those from Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Frozen Fish And Seafood Products sales, taking market share from this industry.
Frozen Fish And Seafood Products Product Sales Report

Frozen Meat Products
Frozen Meat Products Product Sales Report

Frozen Poultry Products
Frozen Poultry Products Product Sales Report

Frozen Vegetables
Frozen Vegetables Product Sales Report

Dairy Products
Dairy Products Product Sales Report

Paper And Plastic Products
Paper And Plastic Products Product Sales Report

Nonperishable (Canned) Food
Nonperishable (Canned) Food Product Sales Report

Frozen Baked Goods
Frozen Baked Goods Product Sales Report

Fresh Meat And Meat Products
Fresh Meat And Meat Products Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Fish, packaged frozen, merchant wholesalers, Juices, frozen, Poultry, Soups, Dinners, Pies (e.g., fruit, meat, poultry), Fruits, Doughs, Prepared foods, frozen (except dairy products), Seafoods, Frozen foods, packaged (except dairy products), Pretzels, Meats, Vegetables, Bakery products, Pizzas, etc.

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