Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Biscuit Production industry produces a range of grain-based snack products. The main products are sweet biscuits, which are estimated to generate 35.6% of revenue in 2016-17, but it also includes crackers, preserved cakes and pastries, and snack foods produced from grain, such as tortilla chips. Demand for biscuits is predominantly driven by demand from supermarkets, grocery wholesalers and bakery retailers, all of which is underpinned by consumer demand. The industry is fairly fragmented, with only two companies holding market shares of more than 5%. These companies are Pladis, formerly United Biscuits, the maker of brands such as McVitie's and Jacob's, and Burton's Foods, owner of Maryland cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The high density and affluence of population makes London the most popular region for industry operators, accounting for approximately 19.7% of industry establishment in 2016-17. In addition to the number of supermarkets and food-service outlets, the region is also home to many bakeries, cafes and speciality bakery goods stores. Access to Britain's best-connected road and rail links and proximity to international air and sea ports also draws producers to the area. Major player Platis produces some of its McVitie's brands at its facility in Harlesden.
The North West
The North West has a number of grain mills and bakery goods producers, making it an ideal area for biscuit manufacturers to base themselves. It .. purchase to read more