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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 | May 2016

A lid on growth: The supermarket price war and oversupply limit revenue expansion

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
Wm Morrison Produce Ltd Wm Morrison Produce Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.6%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
21,340
Businesses
465
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK 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. The industry has recovered from the significant adverse effects of the financial crisis thanks to 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 and capitalising on consumers' increasing health concerns. During the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.6% to £4.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The UK Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has a low level of concentration, since the four largest players are estimated to generate 25.9% of total industry revenue. Wm Morrison Produce is the biggest player by far, holding a 12.3% market share. The industry's main products are prepared and packaged vegetables and salad, which are generally sold to supermarkets, generating almost half of the industry's overall 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... 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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