Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.390 | Dec 2013

Well preserved: The good value and convenience of the industry's products have kept revenue up

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Processing 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Bakkavor Group Bakkavor Group market share
BEIG Topco Limited BEIG Topco Limited market share
McCain Foods Limited McCain Foods Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The strength of the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has been tested over the past five years by the deteriorating economic climate, rising production costs and thinner profit margins. Tighter household budgets mean people have been choosing to cook at home instead of eating out, which supported demand for processed food ingredients to some extent. However, weak consumer confidence translated into cautious spending and consumers traded down their food choices, picking low-cost items over more expensive products. Industry players have had to compete with aggressive promotions and discounting by major retailers, which fought hard to maintain and expand their customer bases during the recession... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Fruit and vegetable processing occurs throughout the United Kingdom, although the eastern regions of England account for about half of industry revenue. These parts of the United Kingdom are populous and industrious, and possess rich arable land to supply local processors with a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetable growing is spread across these areas depending on the type of produce and the region's specific climate, soil condition and level of rainfall. For example, currants are primarily grown in the South East, East of England and parts of the West Midlands. Strawberry production is concentrated in the East of England and the West Midlands, with some scattered growing activity found in the South West... purchase to read more


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What is the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry?

Fruit and vegetable processors slice, roast, bottle, can, preserve, quick-freeze and quick-dry fruit and vegetables. Industry products include jams, roasted nuts, pastes and preserved produce. The industry also produces perishable prepared foods, including packaged salads, peeled or cut vegetables and tofu. Ready-made frozen and canned goods are not covered by the industry.

Industry Products
Frozen fruitPreserved, processed and dried fruit Frozen vegetablesPreserved, processed and dried vegetablesJams and marmaladesCondiments and otherSoup
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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