Fruit & Vegetable Manufacturers

Fruit & Vegetable Manufacturers

Overview

The 1,500 fruit and vegetable manufacturers in the US produce frozen foods and juices; canned fruits, vegetables and specialty foods; and dried and dehydrated foods and mixes. Canned foods account for about 46% of industry revenue, while frozen foods are 35%. The fruit and vegetable manufacturing industry is concentrated – the top 50 companies account for about 66% of industry revenue.

Declining Demand For Frozen Foods

Frozen food producers have seen declining demand over recent years as Americans’ taste shifts to freshly prepared foods.

Competition From Imports

US manufacturers of frozen and canned fruit and vegetables are facing increased competition from imported fresh fruits and vegetables from Canada, Mexico Vietnam, and Central and South America.