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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
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 Analysis Chapter

The Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has faced challenging trading conditions over the past few years, and achieved mixed results. On the positive side, busier lifestyles and heavier workloads have made consumers more reliant on convenience products like pre-cut frozen vegetables and ready-made salads. On the other hand, however, a sharp economic downturn, rising input prices and intense competition between supermarkets has weighed on industry revenue and profit margins. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.1% to £2.4 billion.

Moderate growth

Industry revenue is expected to grow by 2.4% during 2013-14... 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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