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Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Distributors

SIC 5046 | NAICS 423440


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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


FER Media LLC
FER Magazine
https://www.fermag.com/

Monthly magazine features news and information for foodservice equipment distributors, with special reports including the annual "Industry Forecast" published in the January issue which looks at trends and expectations for the coming year ahead and the "FER Top Dealers" report published in the June issue which provides information on top dealers' sales, locations, employment, and service offerings.



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


Zoomba Group LLC
Publications available from this organization include:

FE&S Magazine
https://www.fesmag.com/  Select special reports from "Research" drop-down menu
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for commercial food service equipment and supplies dealers, with special reports including the "Distribution Giants" report which lists the top 100 distributors by annual sales volume, the "Operator Purchasing Study" which offers insights on issues impacting purchase decisions, and the "Industry Forecast" which looks at trends for the coming year.

Distribution Giants
https://www.fesmag.com/  Select report from "Research" drop-down menu
Annual research report lists the top 100 distributors by annual sales volume for the most recent year, with information provided for each distributor including current and prior year estimated annual sales volume, percentage of sales by type of product (e.g., heavy equipment, light equipment, smallwares, tabletop, paper/disposables, janitorial, and furnishings), number of salespersons, and buying groups.


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

MAFSI Commercial Foodservice Market Forecast
https://www.mafsi.org/
Annual forecast provides historical sales trend data and forecasts by region (e.g., Northeast, South, Midwest, West, and Canada) for the North American market, with product categories covered by the forecast including primary cooking, refrigeration and ice machine, food preparation, serving, bar and beverage, storage and handling, warewashing, ventilation, janitorial and sanitation, and disposables.

MAFSI Foodservice Business Barometer Survey
https://www.mafsi.org/
Quarterly survey provides historical sales trend data and forecasts by region (e.g., Northeast, South, Midwest, West, and Canada) for the North American market, with product categories covered by the survey including primary cooking, refrigeration and ice machines, food preparation, serving, bar and beverage, storage and handling, warewashing, ventilation, janitorial and sanitation, and disposables.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Commercial Kitchen / Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "423440" to see reports for specific types of products

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 Report
https://feda.com/

Annual financial survey allows users to compare their financial and operating performance with other FEDA members, with financial data provided including detailed income statement and balance sheet data and financial and operating ratios broken out by annual sales (e.g., < $10M, $10M-$20M, $20M- $80M, and > $80M), predominate line of business (e.g., equipment, supplies), and geographic region.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


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

Annual compensation survey provides base salary, bonus/incentive, and total compensation data for personnel employed by participating FEDA members, with positions covered by the survey including executive personnel (e.g., CEO/president, COO/VP, CMO, CFO), inside/outside salespersons, other sales and service personnel, warehouse/delivery personnel, and general/administrative/IT personnel.


PayScale, Inc.
Restaurant Equipment and Supplies Wholesalers
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, marketing manager, warehouse manager, inside/outside sales representatives, and delivery driver, with firms for which this data is provided including Bargreen-Ellingson Inc., Clark Associates Inc., TriMark USA, LLC, The Wasserstrom Company, and KaTom Restaurant Supply Inc.


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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 valuation multiples for small businesses that distribute restaurant equipment and supplies used in cooking, baking, preparing, storing, and serving food and beverage products, cleaning equipment and utensils, and disposing of waste food products.








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