Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.390 | Jun 2014

Staying fresh: The industry is growing despite strong competition from supermarkets

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Processing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Bakkavor Group Bakkavor Group market share
BEIG Topco Limited BEIG Topco Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has managed to record respectable growth during the past five years. The economic downturn, heavy price discounting from supermarkets and falling fruit and vegetable consumption have weighed on sales of the industry's products. However, the industry has still managed to expand because consumers traded down from fresh vegetables to cheaper, processed options, and resilient demand for healthy, convenient meal and snack options boosted revenue. Since 2012-13, strengthening economic conditions and sharp rises in fruit and vegetable prices have boosted industry revenue growth. A rise of 3.5% is forecast in 2014-15. During the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.9% to £4.7... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry firms freeze, dry, can or preserve fresh fruit and vegetables to extend their shelf life and make them more convenient and economical. Processed fruit and vegetables are extremely popular because there is such a wide variety, they are available all year round and they are inexpensive.

Frozen vegetables

Frozen vegetables account for an estimated 34.6% of industry revenue. Most vegetables are frozen, but peas, sweetcorn, carrots and mixes of vegetables like those used in stir-fries are the most popular.

Preserved, processed and dried vegetables

Preserved, processed and dried vegetables account for an estimated 23.3% of industry revenue. Frequently purchased canned vegetables include tomatoes, baked beans and sweetcorn... purchase to read more


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What is the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry?

Fruit and vegetable processors slice, roast, bottle, can, preserve, freeze and quick-dry fruit and vegetables. The industry’s products include jams, roasted nuts, pastes and other fruit and vegetable products. The industry also produces perishable prepared foods, including packaged salads, peeled or cut vegetables and tofu. Ready meals, crisps and chips are not covered by the industry (see IBISWorld reports C10.850 and C10.310).

Industry Products
Frozen fruitPreserved, processed and dried fruit Frozen vegetablesPreserved, processed and dried vegetablesJams and marmaladesSoup and salad
Industry Activities
Preserving fruit, nuts or vegetablesManufacturing fruit or vegetable food productsManufacturing jams, marmalades and jelliesManufacturing nut foods and pastesMixing and packaging saladsPeeling or cutting vegetables Manufacturing tofu Roasting nuts

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