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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 | Apr 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
$74bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
97,296
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 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?

Wholesalers in this industry wholesale a range of fresh fruit and vegetables to supermarkets, delis, restaurants, cafes and institutions like 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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