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
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
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