Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry
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Industry Analysis

Description

Companies in this industry use freezing, canning, dehydrating, and pickling processes to preserve fruits and vegetables. Major companies include Dole Food, Kraft Heinz, JM Smucker, JR Simplot, Pinnacle Foods, and Seneca Foods (all based in the US); as well as AGRANA (Austria), Bonduelle (France), Del Monte Pacific (Singapore), Greenyard Foods (Belgium), La Doria (Italy), McCain Foods (Canada), and divisions of large food companies such as Conagra and General Mills (US).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by food consumption, which depends on population growth. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations, because products are commodities subject to intense price competition. Companies compete largely based on cost and their ability to distribute the finished product. Large companies have advantages in purchasing and distribution. Small companies can compete effectively in local or regional markets. The US industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate about 65% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

The major processed crops in the US are tomatoes (solid tomato and tomato paste products); potatoes (French fries, potato chips); and oranges (orange juice). Other important processed products include corn; cucumbers (pickles); beans; grapefruit; apples (apple juice, applesauce); grapes (raisins); pineapples; peaches; jams and jellies; baby food; and soup. The two major types of operations are canning and freezing. Canned goods and frozen foods each account for about 45% of industry revenue; dried foods account for about 10%.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Fruit & Vegetable Processing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Fruit & Vegetable Processing Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Fruit & Vegetable Processing Companies:
24977.0M | United States
24230.811826M | Singapore
19495.4M | Canada
18093.0M | South Africa
11054.4M | United States
9747.7M | Canada
8107.0M | United States
7801.0M | United States
7058.267944M | Switzerland
3792.4M | United States
3446.547667M | Australia
3144.002M | United States
3022.616854M | United States
2731.218758M | Australia
2523.021201M | China
2457.917931M | Hong Kong
1789.275109M | Japan
1754.586M | Canada
1751.9M | United States
1716.424971M | United States
1716.424971M | United States
1716.424971M | United States
1636.626M | United States
1611.196449M | Ireland

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