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Operators in the Potato Crisps and Snacks Production industry include manufacturers of frozen and dehydrated potatoes and producers of potato snacks and crisps. Innovation from industry operators has contributed to revenue growth over the past five years, though changing consumer tastes and volatile input costs have created difficulties for operators. Traditional potato products that are rich in salt and saturated fats have lost favour with an increasingly health conscious population, with growth in the industry being driven by the rising popularity of healthy potato snack alternatives. Over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.5%, including a forecast 0.3% rise in the current year, to reach £2.2 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Premium products in the crisp market have surged in popularity over the past five years
  • Changing consumer tastes have led to significant flavour innovation in the industry
  • The implementation of new barriers to international trade would be prohibitive
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has a medium level of concentration. The top four players are estimated to account for 53.5% of the market in 2018-19. Competition varies heavily between the frozen and snack segments of the industry. The Canadian firm McCain Foods dominates the frozen segment. However, in the crisps and snacks segment, the wide variety of consumer tastes allow for smaller operators to perform well. Retailers usually diversify the snacks they have on offer, so an operator in this segment must itself have a diverse brand portfolio to gain market share. Despite the dominance of the larger brands, the level of competition within the industry remains high. An ...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

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • 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..

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    What is the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry?

    Businesses in this industry produce potato snacks, crisps, flour and meal, as well as dehydrated mashed potatoes and prepared frozen potatoes. This industry also includes industrial potato peeling. Companies that are contracted by retailers to produce own-label potato products are also included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Potato crisps
  • Prepared frozen potatoes
  • Potato snacks
  • Dehydrated mashed potatoes
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing prepared frozen potatoes
  • Manufacturing dehydrated mashed potatoes
  • Manufacturing potato snacks
  • Manufacturing potato crisps
  • Manufacturing potato flour and meal
  • Industrial potato peeling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Health consciousness
  • Demand from grocery wholesaling
  • Household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Demand from pubs and bars

  • Current Performance
  • Healthy snacking
  • Going global
  • Premium growth
  • Profit freeze
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading bloc
  • Supermarket competition
  • 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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Pubs & Bars

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Condiments & Seasoning Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage Processing Machinery 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
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Potato Crisps & Snacks Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    McCain Foods (GB) Limited, KP Snacks Limited, Walkers Snack Foods Ltd,
  • Table: McCain Foods (GB) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: KP Snacks Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Walkers Snack Foods Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Potato Crisps & Snacks Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A chemical substance formed when starchy foods, such as potatoes and bread, are cooked at high temperatures (above 120°C).
  • 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.
  • 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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