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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 | May 2015

Crunch time: Revenue is rising but firms need to be innovative in order to remain competitive

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
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 11-16
4.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
20,089
Businesses
51
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Potato Crisps and Snacks Production industry include manufacturers of frozen and dehydrated potatoes and producers of potato snacks and crisps. The industry has performed well over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.2% over the five years through 2015-16, reaching £2.2 billion. Industry performance has been influenced by a number of consumer trends, including the growth of health consciousness amongst UK consumers. Industry operators have therefore had to adapt their product ranges to incorporate these changing lifestyles. This has had a negative effect on the demand for the more traditional, salt-rich industry products... 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, very few establishment are 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. Companies that are contracted by retailers to produce own-label potato products are also included in this 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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