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Biscuit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Biscuit Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.720 | Aug 2016

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IBISWorld’s Biscuit Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Burton's Biscuit Company Burton's Biscuit Company market share
Pladis Ltd Pladis Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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What is the Biscuit Production Industry?

This industry includes the manufacture of biscuits, rusks and other dry bakery products. It also includes the production of preserved pastry goods, cakes and non-potato snack products.

Industry Products
Sweet biscuits without chocolate coveringSweet biscuits with chocolate coveringSavoury biscuitsSnacksPreserved cakes and pastries
Industry Activities
Biscuit Rusk Cracker Cake and preserved pastry goods Pretzel Savoury snack

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