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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 | Oct 2015

Under ripe: Stagnant fruit and vegetable consumption will likely lead to slow growth

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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
103,834
Businesses
6,783
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. In the coming years, stagnant per capita fruit and vegetable consumption will likely contribute to slow growth. Wholesale bypass among retailers is expected to further increase, hampering profit margins and causing wholesalers to merge with larger players or exit the industry altogether... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Fruits

The bulk of industry revenue is generated through wholesaling fruits. This product segment accounts for a total of 57.2% of industry revenue. Within this category, Bananas are the most popular subcategory and account for 16.0% of industry revenue. The share of bananas has increased over the past five years due to their great nutrition value and low cost. Apples are the second largest subcategory under fruits and are expected to account for 14.7% of industry revenue. Consumption of apples has decreased over the past five years and probably has to do with the dispelling of many myths surrounding apples and their therapeutic benefits... 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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