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