Crunch time: Extreme weather conditions have disrupted supply and constrained revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Fruit and Vegetable Retailing 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.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite rising national fruit and vegetable consumption, industry retailers have weathered difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Fierce price competition and inconsistent availability of supplies have hurt industry revenue. Extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods and cyclones have disrupted the supply of various fruits and vegetables at different times over the past five years, and prices have fluctuated accordingly. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2016-17, although this is from a low base year. Rising fruit and vegetable consumption coupled with higher retail prices are projected to contribute to stronger growth in 2016-17, with revenue expected to increase by 2.4%, to $4.1 billion...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has low barriers to entry. Although competition is high, the industry is highly fragmented. Consequently, no single player dominates, meaning that there is no significant player deterring new entrants. The industry's low capital intensity and low rate of technological change encourage potential entrants. Low capital costs reduce the amount of cash required for business start-up and minimal technology change reduces ongoing capital outlay.

The ability to establish relationships with suppliers may prevent some potential operators from entering the industry. Established players in the industry typically have strong relationships with reliable suppliers that have spanned over many years. Fur..

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Industry Products

What is the Fruit and Vegetable Retailing Industry?

Operators in the industry are primarily engaged in retailing fresh fruit and vegetables.

Industry Products
Other vegetables
Apples and pears
Stone fruit
Other fruit
Industry Activities
Fresh fruit retailing
Greengrocery operations
Fresh vegetable retailing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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