Selection of growers worldwide
Sector view by Frank de Hek, horticulture specialist
“On the back of clear advantages for growers to increase scale, the benefits of an integrated business model and the vast number of succession issues, we expect the North American grower market to continue its consolidation at its current pace. Looking at other continents, we foresee the same forces driving a consolidation among growers. The consolidation is, however, expected to take place at a more rapid pace than in North America, as the retail landscapes are expected to catch up with the North American situation.
In 10 years from now we expect to see several growing platforms on all continents, many of which are integrated into the value chain, institutionalized, fitting into a category management approach of mass retail and also active in trading/distribution in order to complement their product portfolio and own volume. Financial investors will play a key role in this transformation.”