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Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.310 | May 2017

Small windfall: Revenue has grown in recent years after having declined for much of the period

The Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The biggest impediment to new entrants in the industry is the initial capital outlay required to establish warehousing and distribution systems. Fruit and vegetable wholesaling also requires investment in expensive refrigerated transportation and storage systems. These systems are essential due to the perishable nature of most fresh produce. A further threat to prospective industry participants is the well-entrenched position of existing major players. Despite the top players accounting for less than 10% of the market, they have significant buying power, access to resources and favourable relationships with upstream and downstream suppliers. New entrants will be best suited to supply niche markets with specialty goods in a concentrated geographic area. Ver.. 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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