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Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.390 | Jun 2017

Fresh interest: Strong demand for healthy and convenient products will promote growth

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 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising food prices are expected to support industry revenue growth in the current year
  • Time-poor consumers are willing to pay more for products that are washed, cut and portioned
  • Demand for frozen products is expected to be supported by their high nutrient content
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The 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. Supermarkets represent the largest downstream market for fruit and vegetable processors, underpinned by the fact that they purchase the whole range of industry products. The industry is highly fragmented, with only Wm Morrison Produce and Bakkavor Group holding market shares greater than 5%.

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has a low level of concentration, since the four largest players are expected to generate only 28.2% of industry revenue in the current year. Wm Morrison Produce is the biggest player by far, holding a 13.9% market share. The industry's main products are prepared and packaged vegetables and salads, which are generally sold to supermarkets, generating almost half of the industry's revenue. As most supermarkets outsource the packaging of fruit and vegetables, this explains the fragmented nature of the industry.

Given the wide range of industry products, which require different processing techniques, operators tend to specialise in one particular area. Thi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Economies of scale
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Fruit and vegetable prices in the Fruit & Vegetable Processing industry impact industry performance... 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
    Jams, jellies and marmaladesFrozen vegetablesPickled fruit and vegetablesPrepared and packaged fruitNut buttersPrepared and packaged vegetables and mixturesDried 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Fruit and vegetable prices
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Urban population
  • Current Performance
  • Fresh approach
  • Importing inputs
  • Competitive pressure
  • Consumer trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A healthy boost
  • Reducing wastage
  • Profit performance
  • Picking fruit
  • Table: Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Petrol Stations
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit Growing
  • Hollow Glass Manufacturing
  • Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing
  • Sugar Production
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Products & Services
  • Prepared and packaged vegetables and mixtures
  • Prepared and packaged fruit
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Nut butters
  • Jams, jellies and marmalades
  • Pickled fruit and vegetables
  • Other
  • Dried fruit and vegetables
  • Chart: Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Food-service industries
  • Other manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Wm Morrison Produce Ltd
    Bakkavor Group Ltd
  • Table: Wm Morrison Produce Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bakkavor Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A type of bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
  • Own-Label
  • Describes a product manufactured on behalf of a supermarket and sold under that supermarket's brand.
  • Soft Commodity
  • A commodity that is grown rather than mined. Examples include coffee, cocoa and wheat.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Fruit & Vegetable Processing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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