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Fruit & Vegetable Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.210 | Oct 2016

Slim pickings: Industry revenue comes under pressure from competition from supermarkets

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Retailers 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Competition from supermarkets has exerted downward pressure on industry revenue
  • Low consumer confidence at the start of the period limited demand for fruit and vegetables
  • Many firms are likely to struggle to compete with supermarkets due to their lack of advertising budgets
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Businesses in the Fruit and Vegetable Retailers industry sell fresh and preserved fruits and vegetables in specialised stores. The industry has faced a growing amount of competition from supermarkets over the past five years. Large chain supermarkets have continued to extend their ranges of fresh produce, while consumers have chosen the convenience of supermarkets over specialised retailers, causing industry revenue to suffer accordingly. The supermarket price war sparked in early 2014 exerted downward pressure on fruit and vegetable retail prices. As a result, fruit and vegetable retail prices declined over 2014-15 and have yet to pick up... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Fruit and Vegetable Retailers industry comprises retailers that specialise in selling fresh and preserved produce. The industry is estimated to account for approximately 20% of the total fruit and vegetable retail market, with external retailers such as supermarkets accounting for the remainder. Over the past five years, the industry's performance has been severely damaged by competition from supermarkets as consumers have opted for convenience over quality. In addition, prior to 2014, subdued economic conditions and increasing retail prices forced consumers to curb their consumption of fruit and vegetables. Meanwhile, a price war between the major supermarkets in early 2014 contributed towards a fall in fruit and vegetable retail prices from April 2014 onwards. As .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Industry

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

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Having a good reputation
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Health consciousness in the Fruit & Vegetable Retailers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Industry?

    Firms in this industry specialise in the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables or prepared and preserved fruit and vegetables.

    Industry Products
    BerriesCitrus and stone fruitsApples, pears and bananasOther fruitLeaf and stem vegetables and cabbagesRoot and tuber vegetablesOther vegetables
    Industry Activities
    Fresh fruit retailingFresh vegetable retailingPrepared and preserved fruit and vegetable retailing

    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
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Current Performance
  • Import costs
  • Tumultuous conditions
  • Increasing competition
  • An apple a day
  • Prepared and packaged
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Banana split
  • Appetite for health
  • Competing on convenience
  • Local appeal
  • Small potatoes
  • Table: Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Fruit Growing
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Products & Services
  • Other vegetables
  • Root and tuber vegetables
  • Leaf and stem vegetables and cabbages
  • Apples, pears and bananas
  • Berries
  • Other fruit
  • Citrus and stone fruits
  • Chart: Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 30 and 49
  • Other non-household
  • Consumers aged between 50 and 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and over
  • Consumers aged between 19 and 29
  • Consumers aged between 11 and 18
  • Consumers aged under 11
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit & Vegetable Retailers 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 Retailers
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fruit & Vegetable Retailers 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 Retailers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Fair Trade Products
  • Products that are traded in a way that ensures fair prices are paid to the producers.
  • Organic Food
  • Food produced using no artificial pesticides or fertilisers.
  • Supply-Side Shock
  • A sudden change in the level of supply of a good.

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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 Retailers 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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