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Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.310 | Oct 2016

Less than fruitful: Operators struggle as agricultural production levels remain volatile

IBISWorld’s Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling 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.

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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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling industry has endured difficult conditions over the past five years. The prolonged effects of the economic downturn meant that the industry commenced the period on a relatively low base. Despite a general rise in health awareness, during 2014 each person in the United Kingdom is estimated to have consumed, on average, four kilograms less fruit and vegetables than they did in 2010. Together with this decline in demand, wholesalers have had to contend with a general rise in fruit and vegetable prices over the five-year period, which has reduced profitability, while the dominance of large supermarkets has limited the ability of industry operators to pass costs on to consumers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Fresh vegetables

The wholesale of fresh vegetables is estimated to generate 45% of industry revenue in 2016-17. This segment includes stems, roots, bulbs and tuberous varieties of vegetables. According to a Family Spending report published in 2016 by the Office of National Statistics, average weekly household expenditure on fresh vegetables (about £4.30) comprises 2.5% of the total spent on food and non-alcoholic beverages (58.80). Of all the fresh vegetables consumed, onions, cucumbers and peppers, are the most popular, followed by cauliflower, cabbage and lettuce according to major retailer Sainsbury's. Des.. purchase to read more


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What is the Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Industry?

This industry includes wholesalers of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables. Businesses purchase fruit and vegetables from farmers or growers and sell produce to retailers, such as greengrocers, supermarkets, farmers' markets and food-service industries. Wholesalers perform no additional processing beyond re-packaging but focus mainly on storage and distribution.

Industry Products
Fresh vegetablesFresh fruitProcessed vegetablesProcessed fruit
Industry Activities
Fresh fruit wholesalingFresh vegetable wholesalingProcessed fruit wholesalingProcessed vegetable wholesaling

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