Biscuit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Biscuit Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.720 | Aug 2014

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Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Burton's Biscuit Company Burton's Biscuit Company market share
United Biscuits United Biscuits market share
Walkers Snack Foods Limited Walkers Snack Foods Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Biscuit Production industry produces a range of grain-based snack products. The main products in the industry are sweet biscuits, which are estimated to generate 72.5% of revenue in 2014-15, but products also include crackers, preserved cakes and pastries, and snack foods produced from grain, such as tortilla chips. Demand for biscuits is predominantly driven by demand from supermarkets, grocery wholesalers and bakery retailers.

The industry is expected to grow steadily over the five years through 2014-15, despite tough trading conditions related to the economic environment and changing consumer preferences. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.1% over the five years through 2014-15 to reach £4.2 billion, while revenue growth of 0.3%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Biscuit Production industry has a medium level of market share concentration, with the top four players estimated to account for 41.6% of revenue in 2014-15. However, market share does vary by industry segment. In sweet biscuits and crackers, industry giants such as United Biscuits and Burton's Biscuit Company own iconic household biscuit brands that command a high level of customer loyalty, but their market share is not overwhelming. Many smaller brands are able to compete successfully. On the other hand, Walkers Snack Foods Limited is expected to hold 50.4% of the non-potato savoury snacks segment.

Many smaller companies have been able to operate very successfully, particularly due to premiumisation and the advent of supermarket own-label contracts... purchase to read more


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What is the Biscuit Production Industry?

This industry includes the manufacture of rusks, biscuits and other dry bakery products. It also includes the production of preserved pastry goods, cakes and non-potato snack products.

Industry Products
Sweet biscuits without chocolate coveringSweet biscuits with chocolate coveringCrackers and crispbreadSavoury snacksPreserved cakes and pastries
Industry Activities
Biscuit Rusk Cracker Cake and preserved pastry goods Pretzel

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