In our Food and Agribusiness Group’s latest Washington Tree Fruit Industry Report, we examine the latest trends and updates, including:
- Continued headwinds persisting in the industry;
- The impact of COVID-19 on the sector, particularly as it relates to access to capital and changes in lender behavior;
- Shifting investor dynamics in light of these trends; and,
- A supply / demand imbalance for alternative capital solutions to recapitalize balance sheets and scale operations.
While industry headwinds are challenging operators in the immediate term, we believe opportunities are emerging for certain players on the forefront of change, and industry consolidation will lead to improved supply/demand dynamics, better pricing power, and more efficient and profitable industry players.