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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

The Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 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. 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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