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

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IBISWorld’s Potato Crisps & Snacks Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every £1.00 spent on capital, approximately £6.33 is spent on wages. The industry is dominated by producers that use modern manufacturing plants and have easy access to capital. Expensive factory equipment is needed for most industry operations. Conveyor belts and centrifugal sorting machines are needed to sort potatoes, industrial slicers and water cannons are needed to cut them and huge baking ovens and frying vats are needed to cook the slices. At the Kettle Chips factory, it takes just 15 minutes for a soil-covered potato to be cleaned, chopped, cooked, seasoned and packaged. Labour is generally unskilled, but a lot of people are required... 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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