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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
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
9,567
Businesses
51
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue has fluctuated heavily in recent years, though the industry has remained resilient
  • The economic recovery has opened up the market for higher quality, premium snacks
  • The depreciation of the pound in the aftermath of the referendum is likely to hinder import competition
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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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every £1.00 spent on capital, approximately £4.60 is spent on wages. The industry is dominated by producers that use modern manufacturing plants and have easy access to capital. Expensive factory equipment is needed for most industry operations. Conveyor belts and centrifugal sorting machines are needed to sort potatoes, industrial slicers and water cannons are needed to cut them and huge baking ovens and frying vats are needed to cook the slices. At the Kettle Chips factory, for example, it takes just 15 minutes for a soil-covered potato to be cleaned, chopped, cooked, seasoned and packaged. Labour is generally unskilled, but a lot of people are required. All.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry are

  • Price
  • Quality
  • Relationship with key suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Health consciousness in the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production industry impact industry performance... 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


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Health consciousness
  • Demand from grocery wholesaling
  • Demand from pubs and bars
  • Current Performance
  • Consumer trends
  • Alternative snacks
  • Healthy market
  • Potato production
  • Frozen frenzy
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Innovative approach
  • Potential problems
  • Peeling trade
  • Own-label options
  • Snacking trends
  • Table: Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Pubs & Bars
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Condiments & Seasoning Manufacturing
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Products & Services
  • Potato crisps
  • Prepared frozen potatoes
  • Potato snacks
  • Dehydrated mashed potatoes
  • Chart: Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers
  • Food-service industries
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Advertising
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Potato Crisps & Snacks Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    McCain Foods (GB) Limited
    KP Snacks Limited
    Walkers Snacks Limited
  • Table: McCain Foods (GB) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: KP Snacks Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Walkers Snacks Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Dehydrated Mashed Potato
  • Potato that has been cooked, mashed and processed into a powdered form that can be quickly turned back into mash by adding water or milk.
  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • An additive that is included in snacks to enhance their flavour.
  • Saturated Fat
  • Fat consisting only of saturated fatty acids. Consuming large amounts is associated with major health problems, including cardiovascular disease.

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