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

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

Chip off the old block: Firms appeal to health-conscious consumers through new products

IBISWorld’s Potato Crisps & Snacks Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
KP Snacks Limited KP Snacks Limited market share
McCain Foods Limited McCain Foods Limited market share
Walkers Snacks Limited Walkers Snacks Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
19,402
Businesses
51
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Potato Crisps and Snacks Production industry has performed well over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1% over the five years through 2014-15, reaching £2 billion. Challenging economic conditions caused consumers to turn to cheaper frozen potato products and potato snacks. While this trend has prevailed over the health-consciousness movement among consumers overall, the emphasis on healthy eating and healthy living has still had adverse effects on demand for some of the industry's products, especially potato crisps and frozen potato foods, due to perceptions that these items are unhealthy. Consumers have turned to alternatives such as fruit and cereal products, which has hindered industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Potato Crisps and Snacks Production industry has a medium level of concentration. The top four players are estimated to account for 46.7% of the market in 2014-15. Competition varies heavily between the frozen and snack divisions of the industry. The Canadian firm McCain Foods, which has a 39.3% share of the segment, dominates the frozen division. However, in the crisps and snacks segment, varying consumer tastes rescue the industry from the grip of global companies. Retailers usually diversify the snacks they have on offer, so an operator in this segment must itself have a diverse brand portfolio to gain market share.

Concentration has increased over the past five years, mostly due to the growth of Intersnack's presence in the market... 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
Manufacturing prepared frozen potatoesManufacturing dehydrated mashed potatoesManufacturing potato snacksManufacturing potato crispsManufacturing potato flour and mealIndustrial potato peeling


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