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 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
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The UK Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has a moderate level of concentration, since the four largest players are estimated to generate 24.4% of industry revenue. The number of commercial fruit and vegetable processors in the United Kingdom has remained fairly constant over the past five years, but they are exporting their products further afield. This is supported by stagnation in establishment numbers over the past five years and a rise in exports over the same period. Improvements in transportation methods and product development have extended the shelf life of products and enabled the industry's top processors to reduce costs by centralising their production facilities... 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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