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Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42448 | Mar 2015

Slim pickings: Wholesale bypass will dampen growth despite increasing downstream demand

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$79bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
103,410
Businesses
4,120
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Due to economic instability, operators in the Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry are anticipated to experience marginal revenue growth over the five years to 2015. During the recession, consumers had less disposable income; consequently, they reduced purchases of fresh produce from grocery stores and visited restaurants less often. This decreased industry demand. In the coming years, revenue growth will remain sluggish and wholesale bypass will continue to reduce the number of industry operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Fruit and Vegetables Wholesaling industry is forecast to grow at a slower rate than the overall economy during the 10 years to 2020. IBISWorld estimates the industry's contribution to the overall economy, as measured by industry value added (IVA), will increase at an average rate of 0.9% per year during the 10-year period. Comparatively, US GDP is forecast to rise at an average rate of 2.5%. This is because the industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, characterized by a saturated market with little room for product innovation.

Fruit and vegetables have strong market acceptance, which is common in mature industries, because they are staple items in downstream industries and consumers' households... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry?

Industry operators wholesale a range of fresh fruit and vegetables to supermarkets, delis, restaurants, cafes and institutions such as hospitals and retirement homes. This industry does not include fruit and vegetable processing.

Industry Products
VegetablesPeachesBananasApplesWatermelonsGrapesStrawberriesOranges
 
Industry Activities
Fresh fruit wholesalingFresh vegetable wholesaling


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