Biscuit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Sweet success: Strong growth in healthier biscuit products has kept revenue on the rise

IBISWorld’s Biscuit Production market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Biscuit Production industry produces a range of grain-based snack products. It is dominated by sweet biscuits, which are estimated to comprise 72.5% of revenue in 2013-14, but also includes 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 2013-14, despite tough trading conditions related to the economic environment and changing consumer preferences. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.3% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach £4.2 billion, while revenue growth of 0.7% is expected in 2013-14... 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 41.2% of revenue, 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 48.9% 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 good Pretzel

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