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Potato Crisps & Snacks Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.310 | Jul 2016

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IBISWorld’s Potato Crisps & Snacks Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2% over the five years through 2016-17, reaching just over £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 such trends.

The industry suffered a temporary contraction before the start of the five-year period as poor harvests and economic volatility weighed on producers... purchase to read more

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Potato crisps

Potato crisps account for the largest share of industry revenue and are expected to generate 49.5% of revenue in the current year. Crisps are products made from thin slices of potato rather than a composition containing potato flour. Examples include Walkers, McCoy's and Kettle Chips. Crisps are usually made by thinly slicing a potato and baking the slices before frying and then seasoning them. Crisps such as Pringles, which are made from dough comprised of potato, rice and corn flours, are also included in this segment. Crisps are the most popular savoury snack foods in the United Kingdom. The segment's share of revenue has declined over the past five years as consumers have traded up during the economic recovery. Man.. 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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