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