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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 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 vegetables 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?

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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