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

The Fruit & Vegetable Processing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 - Industry Locations Chapter

Fruit and vegetable processing occurs throughout the United Kingdom and is fairly evenly spread. The location of businesses is mainly affected by the type of processing they carry out, since the requirements differ between segments.

London and the South East

It is no coincidence that the more populated regions are the ones with the highest number of establishments. This is because most of the businesses located here are packaging firms that work for supermarkets and only wash, cut and pack fruit and vegetable. These need to be close to supermarkets due to the short lifespan associated with this type of products. As the number of supermarkets is highly correlated with population numbers, there is increased need for packaging firms in these areas... 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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