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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 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
$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 Investment Chapter

Capital expenditures in the Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry include the purchase, storage and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables. The delivery of farm-fresh produce to downstream markets requires it to be rapidly transported in a refrigerated state to buyers due to its perishable nature. Fruit and vegetable wholesalers also provide certain value-added functions for customers, such as produce ripening, preparation of fruit baskets and party trays of precut vegetables and the processing and packaging of various produce items. Processing machinery is also required for the preparation of precut fruit and vegetable packages, and specialist equipment is required to ripen produce... 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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