Potato Crisps & Snacks Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.310 | Feb 2014

Serving up a treat: The industry grows as operators introduce innovative new products

IBISWorld’s Potato Crisps & Snacks 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Intersnack GmbH & Co KG Intersnack GmbH & Co KG market share
McCain Foods Limited McCain Foods Limited market share
Walkers Snacks Limited Walkers Snacks Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Potato Crisps and Snacks Production industry has performed well over the past five years. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.5% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach £2 billion. Challenging economic conditions caused consumers to turn to cheaper frozen potato products and potato snacks. This trend has prevailed despite the health-consciousness movement among consumers. However, the emphasis on healthy eating and healthy living has adversely affected demand for some industry products, especially potato crisps and frozen potato foods, due to the perceptions that these items are unhealthy. Consumers have turned to alternatives such as fruit and cereal products, hindering industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of industry establishments is dependent on the dispersion of population and on regional share of gross value added, but most importantly on proximity to potato-farming regions. For instance, not a single industry establishment is currently located in London. Locating in the city is not worth the high costs associated with more expensive rent and labour for industry operators because it confers limited additional advantages. Processed products can be transported to population centres such as this with ease, but it is most efficient to source raw potatoes locally.

Northern Ireland

Ireland has a history of potato growing, and this extends to Northern Ireland... purchase to read more


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What is the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry?

This industry includes companies that manufacture and preserve frozen and dehydrated potatoes. These companies also produce potato snacks, crisps, flour and meal. Industrial potato peeling is also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Potato crispsPrepared frozen potatoesPotato snacksDehydrated mashed potatoes
Industry Activities
prepared frozen potatoesdehydrated mashed potatoespotato snackspotato crispspotato flour and mealIndustrial peeling of potatoes

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