Overview

Not fully ripe: Minimal growth in fruit and vegetable consumption will lead to slow revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$92bn
Annual Growth
12-17
2.0%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
114,415
Business
9,392

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The upward-trending price of fruit and vegetables will support industry revenue growth
  • Wholesale bypass has undermined industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • Revenue growth will remain sluggish and wholesale bypass will continue to pose a threat

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry generally experiences a low level of revenue volatility as fruit and vegetable consumption does not fluctuate much on an annual basis. Industry revenue is primarily dependent on market prices of fruits and vegetables. Over the past five years, household disposable income has increased, causing consumers to increase purchases of fresh produce from grocery stores and eat out more often. Overall, revenue is anticipated to increase at an annualized rate of 2.0% to $91.8 billion over the five years to 2017...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry has a low level of concentration, with the top four companies accounting for about 12.2% of revenue. The majority of players serve local and regional markets, with only a handful operating at the national or international level. Additionally, over 80.0% of operators employ fewer than 20 workers, highlighting the small size of the average wholesaler. Due to this low concentration, the industry is highly price competitive, with narrow profit margins and a heavy emphasis on turnover volume.

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    Additional Insights for the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Development of new products
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption in the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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.

    Industry Products
    Vegetables
    Fruits
    Industry Activities
    Fresh fruit wholesaling
    Fresh vegetable wholesaling

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Price of fruit
  • Price of vegetables
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable markets
  • External competition for the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling industry
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Price Increases
  • Growing Population and Income
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Income growth and health trends drive revenue
  • Profit and industry expansion
  • Table: Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Fruit & Vegetable Markets
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Caterers
  • Coffee & Snack Shops
  • Fast Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corn Farming
  • Fruit & Nut Farming
  • Orange & Citrus Groves
  • Vegetable Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Other
  • Chart: Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand and household disposable income
  • Price of fruits and vegetables
  • Health concerns
  • Wholesale bypass

  • Major Markets
  • Other wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Foodservice providers
  • Others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cooperative
  • Also referred to as a co-op, it is an association of trade professionals who are united voluntarily to meet a common economic goal.
  • Supply Chain
  • A network of entities, including primary producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers and other agents, engaged in delivering products to the consumer or customer.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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