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Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Distributors

SIC 5046 | NAICS 423440


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.



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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling  (view report)
Refrigeration Equipment Wholesaling  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
FE&S Magazine
http://www.fesmag.com/
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for distributors, dealers, operators, and consultants, with special features in various issues including the annual "Industry Forecast" report (September issue), "Distribution Giants" top dealer ranking report (April issue), and "Operator Purchasing Study" (March issue). Current and archived digital editions of the magazine and the reports cited above can be viewed free online.


Wholesale Sector
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


Gill Ashton Publishing
Information resources available from this organization include:

FER Magazine
http://www.fermag.com/
Monthly trade publication features news and information for FE&S manufacturers, distributors, and dealers, with special features including the annual "Industry Forecast" (January issue) which looks at trends and expectations for the year ahead and the "FER Top Dealers" report (June issue) which provides information on dealer size, scope, and service offerings. Current and archived digital editions are available free online.

FER Equipment & Supplies Market Forecast
http://www.fermag.com/
PowerPoint presentation provides an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and trends and includes growth forecasts for nine product categories, with categories covered including primary cooking, refrigeration and ice, storage and handling, serving equipment, food preparation, warewash and ventilation, smallwares, tableware and servingware, and furniture and decor. Prior year presentation can be viewed free online.


Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry
Information resources available from this organization include:

MAFSI Commercial Foodservice Market Forecast
http://www.mafsi.org/
Annual market forecast provides information on sales trends and forecasts for equipment, supplies, tabletop, and furnishings lines by region for the North American market, and includes growth forecasts by equipment subcategory for primary cooking, refrigeration and ice, storage and handling, food preparation, and ware washing and sanitation. Report is available to members only; prior year report can be viewed free online.

MAFSI Business Barometer Survey
http://www.mafsi.org/
Quarterly survey of manufacturers' sales representatives provides information on sales trends and forecasts for equipment, supplies, tabletop, and furnishings lines by region (e.g., Northeast, South, Midwest, West, and Canada) for the North American market, with comparisons to the same period in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes. Survey is available to members only; prior year survey can be viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "423440"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association
FEDA Profit Survey
https://feda.com/

Annual financial analysis survey allows participants to compare their financial and operating performance with other similar FEDA members and with the industry overall, with financial benchmarking data provided including comparative income statement and balance sheet data and key financial and operating ratios. Survey results are available to participating members only; contact association for more information.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association
FEDA Compensation Survey
https://feda.com/

Two-volume report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and benefits, for FEDA members, and also includes cross-industry compensation data from other distributor trade associations broken down by annual sales volume and geographic region. Survey results are available to participating members only; contact trade association for more information.


National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Employee Compensation Report
https://www.naw.org/
Two-volume wholesale distributor employee compensation report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, with compensation data broken out by annual company sales volume and geographic region. Table of contents, compensation breakout information, and job descriptions for all positions included in the report can be viewed free online.

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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Restaurant Equipment and Supplies Distributors
https://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.








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