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Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage

Overview of the U.S. Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage 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 Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage: 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.

market size 2018
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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[PREMIUM]

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.

market forecast

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 Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage 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

Drayage Services

Warehousing Services

Handling Services For Goods

Storage Services For Goods

Packing Services For Goods

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.

U.S. map of Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage by state

Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

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 Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage 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 Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage 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 Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 14%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 60%
Motor Vehicle Operators 7%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 7%
Material Moving Workers 49%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 13%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 13%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 35%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Ultra Cold Storage trademarks "HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE" - Fresh fruit and vegetables - 01/07/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Fisher Bioservices22
    Biostorage Technologies

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Refrigeration firm moves headquarters from Peachtree City to Fayetteville - a commercial and industrial refrigeration and cold storage solutions provider that contracts with grocery stores, food processing facilities and warehouse distribution centers around the globe. Construction is expected to begin in March, with the new ... (01/10/2018)
    • Americold to raise $330M in IPO (Video) - Americold owns and operates more than 165 temperature-controlled warehouses, with more than 1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States ... Americold broke ground on a new Massachusetts refrigerated warehouse that will be used by Ocean Spray ... (01/10/2018)
    • Polish banana importer positive about 2018 - Despite the challenges of the banana market in 2017, Polish importer Quiza decided to expand their ripening and storage facilities to reach a ... which includes 2 new energy efficient warehouses, with state of the art banana ripening rooms. (01/08/2018)
    • Mandatory requirements for preparation of shawarma sandwiches - packaging and warehousing, supply and sale- procedures that contribute to the achievement of more safety indicators in consumer goods, of any risks related to poor storage or supplying, he noted. Engineer Khalaf Khalaf, Director of the Standards Department ... (01/07/2018)
    • Cellars in the Sky: Creative New York City Wine Collections - The 22,000-square-foot Vintage Wine Warehouse, in Ridgewood, Queens, houses some 39,000 boxes of wine in a secure, temperature-controlled setting. The clientele is largely private collectors, with some restaurants in the mix. Storage manager Ronnie Seward ... (01/06/2018)
    • Warehousing with Swiss precision - “Since these systems provide dense storage capacity, they are also ideal for minimising refrigeration energy costs, when compared to manual small quantity picking in traditional refrigerated warehouses.” Another automated warehousing innovation from ... (01/04/2018)
    • 132 Bunola River Rd, Forward Twp - EAL, Pennsylvania 15063 - Brick office/warehouse (1,129 sf. office ... Built-in Gas Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator & Dishwasher, a Full Bath and Storage Room with Washer/Dryer Hookup. Office has own Gas Hot Water Boiler and Window A/C. Guardian Security System. (12/29/2017)
    • India’s Failed Food System - The FCI has neither the warehouse capacity nor the manpower to manage this ... India needs to mobilise large-scale investment into cold storage, refrigerated transport and other modern logistics to modernise its food supply chain. That is the prime need ... (12/28/2017)
    • Cold Chain Logistics 2017 India Market Size, Status, Analysis and Forecast 2021 - It involves the usage of temperature-controlled warehouses for storage and refrigerated transport vehicles for distribution of products. It is widely used to store and transport fruits, vegetables, drugs, and medicines. Cold storage increases the shelf ... (12/28/2017)
    • Refrigerated Warehousing Market Key Manufacturers Analysis, Industry Size, Share & Forecast to 2020 - To calculate the market size, this report considers revenue generated by refrigerated warehousing and storage service providers. (11/27/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $501,086,034 on Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage. It has awarded 93 contracts to 36 companies, with an average value of $13,919,056 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 Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage 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.

    Warehousing Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Refrigerated Warehousing & StorageOpportunity/Threat
    General Warehousing & Storage
    Marine Cargo Handling
    Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry
    Long Distance Freight Trucking (Truckload) Competing industry
    Moving Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Warehousing Services are less than those from Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Warehousing Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Warehousing Services Product Sales Report

    Warehousing Services - Storage Of Goods
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Refrigerated Warehousing & StorageOpportunity/Threat
    General Warehousing & Storage
    Moving Services Competing industry
    Farm Product Warehousing & Storage Competing industry
    Local Freight Trucking Competing industry
    Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Warehousing Services - Storage Of Goods are less than those from Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Warehousing Services - Storage Of Goods sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Warehousing Services - Storage Of Goods Product Sales Report

    Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods
    Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods Product Sales Report

    Warehouse Specialty Services
    Warehouse Specialty Services Product Sales Report

    Trans Of Clim-Contld Box & Pallet Gds Except Intermdl Tank Conts, Rd
    Trans Of Clim-Contld Box & Pallet Gds Except Intermdl Tank Conts, Rd Product Sales Report

    Drayage 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:
    Public warehousing and storage, refrigerated, Farm product warehousing and storage, Cold storage warehousing, Refrigerated warehousing, Private warehousing and storage, Cold storage locker services, Warehousing, Bonded warehousing, Fur storage warehousing for the trade, etc.

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