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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 Locations Chapter

The West region accounts for an estimated 28.3% of establishments, with California alone making up 21.6%. This state is the largest producer of horticultural commodities in the United States, yielding more than 50.0% of the total quantity of fresh fruit and vegetables each year. California's dominant position in the horticultural industry is explained by climatic, technological and infrastructure advantages. In addition, the West region accounts for the highest average household expenditure on fresh fruit and vegetables.

The Mid-Atlantic region also holds a large portion of fruit and vegetable wholesaling establishments, with an estimated 20.0%. Its most densely established state is New York, which houses 10.5% of establishments... 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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