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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 | Aug 2016

Not fully ripe: Minimal growth in fruit and vegetable consumption will lead to slow revenue growth

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
$80bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
105,792
Businesses
7,105
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 2016. 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry has a low level of concentration, with the top four companies accounting for less than 12.0% of revenue. The majority of players serve local and regional markets, with only a handful operating at the national or international level. Additionally, almost 80.0% of operators employ fewer than 20 workers, highlighting the small size of the average wholesaler. Due to this low concentration, the industry is highly price competitive, with narrow profit margins and a heavy emphasis on turnover volume... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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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