US Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling – Industry Market Research Report

This is the replacement for the January 2010 edition of Flower & Nursery Stock
Wholesaling in the US report.

Industry Market Research Synopsis

This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the Flower
& Nursery Stock Wholesaling in the US industry, including key growth trends,
statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and
the key issues facing the industry.

Industry Definition

Establishments in this industry sell flowers, nursery stock and florists’
supplies to retail outlets. Distributors purchase flowers and nursery stock from
farmers and florists’ supplies from various manufacturers. The industry does not
grow flowers or plants, nor does it distribute Christmas trees, plant seeds or
plant bulbs.

Report Contents

The Key Statistics chapter provides the key indicators for the industry for at
least the last three years. The statistics included are industry revenue,
industry gross product, employment, establishments, exports, imports, domestic
demand and total wages.

The Market Characteristics chapter covers the following: Market Size, Linkages,
Demand Determinants, Domestic and International Markets, Basis of Competition
and Life Cycle. The Market Size section gives the size of the domestic market as
well as the size of the export market. The Linkages section lists the industry’s
major supplier and major customer industries. The Demand Determinants section
lists the key factors which are likely to cause demand to rise or fall. The
Domestic and International Markets section defines the market for the products
and services of the industry. This section provides the size of the domestic
market and the proportion accounted for by imports and exports and trends in the
levels of imports and exports. The Basis of Competition section outlines the key
types of competition between firms within the industry as well as highlighting
competition from substitute products in alternative industries. The Life Cycle
section provides an analysis of which stage of development the industry is at.

The Segmentation chapter covers the following: Products and Service
Segmentation, Major Market Segments, Industry Concentration and Geographic
Spread. The Products and Service Segmentation section details the key products
and/or services provided by this industry, highlighting the most important where
possible to demonstrate which have a more significant influence over industry
results as a whole. The Major Market Segments section details the key client
industries and/or groups as well as giving an indication as to which of these
are the most important to the industry. The Industry Concentration section
provides an indicator of how much industry revenue is accounted for by the top
four players. The Geographic Spread section provides a guide to the regional
share of industry revenue/gross product.

The Industry Conditions chapter covers the following: Barriers to Entry,
Taxation, Industry Assistance, Regulation and Deregulation, Cost Structure,
Capital and Labor Intensity, Technology and Systems, Industry Volatility and
Globalization. The Barriers to Entry section outlines factors that can prevent a
new company from entering this industry and also gives an indication of the
extent to which this occurs. The Taxation section details all kinds of taxation
that are specific or are particularly important to this industry, including
taxation concessions. The Industry Assistance section refers to any government
and/or other measures designed to improve the performance of this industry. The
Regulation and Deregulation section details any applicable regulation and/or
deregulation to this industry. The Cost Structure section details the average
costs for a company operating in this industry as a percentage of total revenue.
The Capital and Labor Intensity section provides a guide to the amount of
capital used in production/providing a service compared to the amount of labor
in the total mix of inputs. The Technology and Systems section acknowledges the
latest technology and/or systems available to this industry within the country.
Technology refers to machinery and equipment and systems refers to methods of
production that enable better and more efficient production. The Industry
Volatility section refers to the year on year fluctuations which occur in
industry output. The Globalization section gives an indication of the extent to
which the industry is global based on factors such as the level of foreign
ownership, the proportion of demand accounted for by foreign operators and the
volume of production conducted in other countries.

The Performance chapter provides an analysis of both the industry’s Current
Performance and Historical Performance. The Current Performance section provides
the key analysis for the industry over the past five years with key performance
indicators discussed. The Historical Performance section details previously
important events in the development of the industry.

The Key Competitors chapter lists the major players in the industry as well as
an analysis of each major player’s activities in the industry. Market share
information is included where possible.

The Key Factors chapter covers the industry’s Key Sensitivities and Key Success
Factors. The Key Sensitivities section outlines the key factors that are outside
the control of an operator in the industry, but are likely to have significant
impact on a business. The Key Success Factors section details the factors within
the control of an industry operator and which should be followed in order to be
successful in the industry. Often this will include behavior that will help to
minimize the effects of the Key Sensitivities.

The Outlook chapter is a key analysis section of the report and outlines
expectations for the key industry indicators over the next five year period,
including forecasts.


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