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 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