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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 | Nov 2014

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 09-14
2.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
103,825
Businesses
4,162
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fruit and vegetables staples in the diets of US consumers, so there will always be some level of demand for the Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry. However, as disposable income increases and wholesalers offer more value-added options, like pre-cut produce, demand will grow. Still, wholesalers will continue to face challenges from wholesale bypass, consolidation at the food retailing level and external competition from processed fruit and vegetables... 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 in 2009. 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 (NAICS 31142).

Industry Products
VegetablesPeachesBananasApplesWatermelonsGrapesStrawberriesOranges
 
Industry Activities
Fresh fruit wholesalingFresh vegetable wholesaling


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