Food Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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Logistics is the detailed flow of the products from the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of meeting the requirements of corporations and consumers. It aids in planning, controlling as well as implementing the storage and flow of goods and services. Owing to this, logistics plays an important role in the food industry as it helps to maintain a continuous supply of non-durable and durable goods from various distributors and suppliers. Moreover, transportation and logistics providers use various equipment, expertise and technologies so as to control and improve the supply chain operations. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Food Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the global food logistics market reached a value of US$ 92.4 Billion in 2017.

The growth of the global food logistics market is being majorly driven by a rapid rise in the prevalence of e-commerce in the food and retail sector. Additionally, there has been an increase in organised retail which also acts as one of the primary factors contributing towards the market growth. Some of the other factors which are positively influencing the propelling demand for food logistics include improving distribution networks and infrastructure in developing regions, and the adoption of new technologies by logistics providers for enhancing their business processes. Looking forward, the market value is projected to exceed US$ 150.7 Billion by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 8.5% during 2018-2023.

Food Logistics Market Size

Market Summary:

  • Based on transportation type, the market has been segmented as roadways, railways, seaways and airways. Among these, roadways represents the largest segment.
  • On the basis of product type, fish, shellfish, and meat represents the largest segment. They are followed by vegetables, fruits, and nuts; cereals, bakery, and dairy products; and coffee, tea, and vegetable oils.
  • Region-wise, the market has been further segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Amongst these, North America currently dominates the market.
  • The competitive landscape has also been examined with some of the key players operating in the market being Americold Logistics, DB Schenker, C.H. Robinson, Schneider National, CaseStack, A.N. Deringer, Echo Global Logistics, Evans Distribution, Hellmann Perishable Logistics, Matson Logistics and Odyssey Logistics.


This report provides a deep insight into the global food logistics market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the food logistics market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global food logistics market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regions in the global food logistics market?
  • Which are the popular product types in the global food logistics market?
  • What are the key transportation types in the global food logistics market?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global food logistics market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global food logistics market?
  • What is the structure of the global food logistics market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global food logistics market?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology
    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Food Logistics Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Price Analysis
        5.3.1    Price Indicators
        5.3.2    Price Structure
        5.3.3    Margin Analysis 
    5.4    Market Breakup by Transportation Mode
    5.5    Market Breakup by Service Type
    5.6    Market Breakup by Segment Type 
    5.7    Market Breakup by Product Type
    5.8    Market Breakup by Region
    5.9    Market Forecast
    5.10    SWOT Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Strengths
        5.10.3    Weaknesses
        5.10.4    Opportunities
        5.10.5    Threats
    5.11    Value Chain Analysis
        5.11.1    Overview
        5.11.2    Food Production Facility
        5.11.3    Warehouse
        5.11.4    Transport (Air/Sea/Road/Rail)
        5.11.5    Distribution Centres 
        5.11.6    Transport (Road) 
        5.11.7    End Users
    5.12    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.12.1    Overview
        5.12.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.12.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.12.4    Degree of Competition
        5.12.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.12.6    Threat of Substitutes
6    Market Breakup by Transportation Mode
    6.1    Roadways
    6.2    Railways
    6.3    Seaways
    6.4    Airways
7    Market Breakup by Product Type
    7.1    Fish, Shellfish, and Meat
    7.2    Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts
    7.3    Cereals, Bakery, and Dairy Products
    7.4    Coffee, Tea, and Vegetable Oil
    7.5    Others
8    Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    North America
    8.2    Europe
    8.3    Asia Pacific
    8.4    Middle East and Africa
    8.5    Latin America
9    Market Breakup by Service Type
    9.1    Cold Chain
    9.2    Non-Cold Chain
10   Market Breakup by Segment
    10.1          Transportation          
    10.2          Packaging
    10.3          Instrumentation
11    Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Market Structure
    11.2    Key Players
    11.3    Profiles of Key Players
        11.3.1    Americold Logistics
        11.3.2    DB Schenker
        11.3.3    C.H. Robinson
        11.3.4    Schneider National
        11.3.5    CaseStack
        11.3.6    A.N. Deringer
        11.3.7    Echo Global Logistics
        11.3.8    Evans Distribution
        11.3.9    Hellmann Perishable Logistics
        11.3.10    Matson Logistics
        11.3.11    Odyssey Logistics

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Food Logistics Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Food Logistics Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Food Logistics Market: Breakup by Transportation Mode (in %), 2017
Figure 4: Global: Food Logistics Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2017
Figure 5: Global: Food Logistics Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: Food Logistics Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2018-2023
Figure 7: Global: Food Logistics Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8: Global: Food Logistics Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Food Logistics Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Food Logistics (Roadways) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 11: Global: Food Logistics (Railways) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 12:Global: Food Logistics (Seaways) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 13: Global: Food Logistics (Airways) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 14: Global: Food Logistics (Fish, Shellfish, and Meat) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 15: Global: Food Logistics (Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 16: Global: Food Logistics (Cereals, Bakery, and Dairy Products) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: Global: Food Logistics (Coffee, Tea, and Vegetable Oil) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: Global: Food Logistics (Other Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: North America: Food Logistics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: Europe: Food Logistics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: Asia Pacific: Food Logistics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Middle East and Africa: Food Logistics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: Latin America: Food Logistics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Food Logistics Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Food Logistic Market Forecast: Breakup by Transportation Mode (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 3: Global: Food Logistics Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 4: Global: Food Logistics Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 5: Food Logistics: Raw Material Requirements
Table 6: Global: Food Logistics Market Structure
Table 7: Global: Food Logistics Market: Key Players


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