Volatile input prices, changing consumer trends and a saturated market are just some of the challenges facing the Snack Food Manufacturing industry. Over the five years through 2015-16, trends expected to constrain industry revenue growth include volatile commodity prices, rising competition and increasingly health-conscious consumers switching to healthier alternatives. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 1.7% to total $2.4 billion. In 2015-16, revenue is expected to increase by 1.4%.
Companies in the industry mainly manufacture snack food products such as potato chips, corn chips, savoury snacks, nuts, pretzels and other similar snacks. Manufacturers buy raw materials like milled corn, wheat, potatoes, food extracts, flavourings, preservatives and sugar, for processing into snack foods. The finished products are then packaged and sold to wholesalers and retailers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.