Snack Food Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Snack Food Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1191 | Sep 2015

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IBISWorld’s Snack Food Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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%.

The industry's major players have endured falling profit margins, increased competition from private-label products and stagnating domestic demand, particularly in the salty snacks segment, which has historically been the most profitable... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Snack Food Manufacturing industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. The biggest threat facing potential new entrants is the well-established positions of the industry's major players. Firms like Frito-Lay, Snack Food Limited and Nestle enjoy high brand recognition, and have considerable resources to invest in advertising to protect and grow their market share. Furthermore, the major players enjoy favourable contracts with key suppliers such as grocery stores and supermarkets, which may be difficult for new entrants to secure. Rising automation and increasing capital costs are making it increasingly difficult for new entrants to compete with larger scale operators.

However, the costs of commencing smaller scale operations are not as prohibitive... purchase to read more


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What is the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry?

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.

Industry Products
Potato chipsExtruded snacksNutritious snacksNuts and pretzelsCorn chips
Industry Activities
Corn chipsPotato chipsPretzelsSavoury specialtiesNut foodsHealth bar

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