United Fresh publishes new produce industry report

The United Fresh Produce Association recently published the fifth edition of its Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report, a research resource intended to assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks.

The report includes compensation and benefits data from produce companies for more than 30 full-time positions in the areas of: Sales & Marketing; Production & Operations; Quality Control & Assurance; Administration; Finance & Accounting; and Executives. The survey informing the report was open to any US or Canadian-based produce employer, including grower-shippers, brokers, wholesaler-distributors, importers, exporters, and fresh-cut processors. The report will help produce companies directly compare their salaries and benefits for more than thirty full-time positions. Data is reported by: ownership type (family, private, public); type of business; produce sales volume; number of full-time employees; and geography.

New this year, all companies who purchase the report also will have access to a secure and searchable online portal, which will allow users to drill deeper into the data and better tailor criteria to match individual circumstances, United Fresh said. Custom reports can then be downloaded as an Excel or a PDF document. 

“This report continues to be a valuable resource for our industry as we look to strengthen our compensation and benefit programs,” said Mike McGee, United Fresh’s finance and business management council chairman, and vice president of finance for L&M Companies. “The new added feature of the online portal, where companies can filter data by multiple criteria, will provide even more value to users.” 

Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report

Data from the report originated from a survey administered by research firm Industry Insights.

Companies that submitted data for the survey are eligible to receive a fully customized report and portal access for their company at the special rate of $195. Non-survey participants can order the final report and portal access for $495 for United Fresh members, and $695 for non-members on the United Fresh Website.

For questions, contact Miriam Wolk, United Fresh’s vice president of member services, at [email protected] or 202-303-3410.