Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.390 | May 2016

A lid on growth: The supermarket price war and oversupply limit revenue expansion

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Processing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry produces a wide range of products, from minimally processed produce such as fresh washed and cut or peeled packs of fruit and vegetables to more heavily processed products such as jams, peanut butter or pickles. Tinned fruit and vegetables are also included in the industry. The industry has recovered from the significant adverse effects of the financial crisis thanks to 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 and capitalising on consumers' increasing health concerns. During the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.6% to £4.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The UK Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has undergone some major structural changes over the past decade. Ten years ago, processing of fruit and vegetables mostly involved freezing, drying, canning or preserving produce to extend shelf life. Now, the industry focuses mainly on washing, cutting, peeling and packing produce, as increasingly time-poor consumers are willing to pay more for the convenience of having already washed and chopped ingredients. The industry's performance is dependent on input prices, including prices of ingredients and packaging, and consumer trends, but is also affected by pressures relating to the ongoing supermarket price war... 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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