Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.390 | Oct 2015

In a pickle: Healthy eating preserves growth but supermarket price wars limit expansion

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Processing 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
Bakkavor Group Bakkavor Group market share
Wm Morrison Produce Ltd Wm Morrison Produce Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has performed extremely well during the past five years. After the financial crisis and its adverse effect on consumer spending, the industry has more than recovered as a result of strong demand for healthy products that offer time-poor consumers quicker cooking options. Innovative operators have managed to meet consumer demand by developing new products, achieving spectacular growth by capitalising on consumers' increasing health concerns. During the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 10.2% to £4.2 billion.

Despite strong overall growth, the industry began to struggle in 2014-15 as food prices started tumbling... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Entry into the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry is accommodated, characterised by relatively low barriers to entry and a fragmented market. The biggest barrier for a potential new entrant is the relatively high initial capital investment needed for buying and equipping a production facility. Although this involves significant outlay, the machinery required to operate in most segments of the industry is not particularly complicated, meaning it is cheaper than the equivalent in many other food manufacturing industries. These facilities must comply with UK and EU food-safety legislation and any goods sold in packaging would need to bear the appropriate labelling. To a lesser extent, establishing the presence of a brand in the UK industry can act as a barrier to entry... 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
SpreadsFrozen vegetablesPickled fruit and vegetablesPrepared and packaged fruitPrepared and preserved nutsPrepared and packaged vegetables and saladDried fruit and vegetables
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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