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. 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. This has had a negative effect on the demand for the more traditional, salt-rich industry products. Industry operators have had to adapt their product ranges to incorporate these changing lifestyles. However, many firms have since developed niche, organic products aimed at time-poor and health-conscious consumers... 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 establishments 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.
Ireland has a history of potato growing, and this extends to Northern Ireland... purchase to read more