Fruit and Vegetable
These shops specialise in selling a broad range of fresh fruit and vegetables purchased from growers or wholesalers. Mostly they sell directly to private consumers, but some sales are to cafes and restaurants.
More than 1,300 South Australians are employed in the sector - mostly in small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
Often these retailers are located in large markets among other stallholders, but they're also common in small shopping 'strips' and there's usually one or two in large shopping centres. These businesses have a strong focus on presentation to promote the quality of their product to customers who are mainly buying for personal consumption.
More than 400 different varieties of fruit and vegetables are grown in Australia.
Australians spend more than $4 billion a year with fresh fruit and vegetable retailers.