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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 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
103,410
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 Analysis Chapter

The Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry is composed of businesses that buy produce from farms and cooperatives and then resell them to a variety of downstream retailers, wholesalers, food processing and service companies and institutional clients such as hospitals, hotels and other establishments. During the past five years, downstream demand for fresh produce fluctuated due to a weakened US economy, which caused revenue to decline during the recession. As the US economy began to recover and consumers had more disposable income, demand from downstream markets increased. In addition, increases in the price of fruit during the economic recovery enabled wholesalers to mark up their products, driving revenue upward... 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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