Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42448 | Nov 2013

Slim pickings: Wholesale bypass will dampen growth despite staple good status

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fruits and vegetables are a staple in the United States, so there will always be some level of demand. However, as disposable income increases and wholesalers offer more value-added options, like pre-cut produce, demand will grow. Still, wholesalers will continue to face challenges from wholesale bypass, consolidation at the food retailing level and external competition from processed fruits and vegetables... 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 76.5% of operators employ fewer than 20 workers, highlighting the small size of the average wholesaler. Because of this low concentration, the industry is highly price competitive, with narrow profit margins and a heavy emphasis on turnover volume... purchase to read more


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What is the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry?

Wholesalers in this industry wholesale a range of fresh fruit and vegetables to supermarkets, delis, restaurants, cafes and institutions like hospitals and retirement homes. This industry does not include fruit and vegetable processing (NAICS 31142).

Industry Products
PotatoesLettuce Onions Other vegetablesGrapesApplesOrangesOther fruit
Industry Activities
Fresh fruit wholesalingFresh vegetable wholesaling

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