Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry remained fairly stable in the past five years as lower incomes encouraged consumers to purchase frozen fruits and juices rather than higher-priced fresh varieties. Additionally, consumer desire for convenient and faster-to-prepare foods increased demand for frozen fruit. Still, industry products faced significant competition from fresh fruit and juice, which are often perceived to be nutritionally superior. In the next five years, the industry is anticipated to experience slightly stronger growth; however, demand and revenue will be hampered by stronger competition from fresh fruit and juice as disposable incomes rise.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of establishments within the Frozen Fruit and Juice Production industry is located close to sources of inputs, such as fruit farms. Establishments are also located within a serviceable distance to large city markets and population centers.
The West region holds the largest proportion of establishments, at 43.1% in 2012. California holds the largest proportion of establishments compared with any other state, with 20.5% of total establishments. California has a large agricultural sector with many fruit growers, pickers and processors, which supplies industry operators with a consistent supply of inputs and reduces transportation costs. Major company Dole's executive offices are also located in California... purchase to read more