Blue chip: Demand for healthier and premium snack foods has driven revenue growth

The Snack Food Manufacturing industry has faced changing consumer preferences, volatile input prices, and increasing competition from private-label and substitute products over the past five years. Despite these challenges, growth in both disposable income and demand from supermarkets has seen the industry perform moderately well over the period. Industry operators are embracing changes in consumer preferences and catering for increasingly health-conscious consumers. Rising demand for higher value and gourmet products has supported the industry. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to $2.5 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 0.4% in more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Health-conscious consumers are shifting from high-fat, salty snacks to healthier options
  • Demand for healthier snack foods has supported industry growth over the past five years
  • Healthy and gourmet snack foods are forecast to account for a rising share of revenue
  • 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. Companies like Frito-Lay and Consolidated Snacks 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.The costs of commencing smaller scale operations are not as prohibitive. Snack-food manufacturing can be carried out without large-scale machinery, especially the manufacturing of niche or specialty products. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Access to niche markets
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Health consciousness in the Snack Food Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies manufacture snack food products such as potato chips, corn chips, savoury snacks, nuts, pretzels and other similar snacks, including healthier snacks such as muesli and protein bars. Manufacturers buy raw materials like milled corn, wheat, potatoes, food extracts, flavourings, preservatives and sugar to process into snack foods. The finished products are then packaged and sold to wholesalers, retailers and other markets.

    Industry Products
  • Potato chips
  • Nuts
  • Health snack foods
  • Corn chips
  • Other snacks
  • Industry Activities
  • Corn chip
  • Potato chip
  • Pretzel
  • Nut foods
  • Health bar
  • 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 and grocery stores
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of vegetables
  • Domestic price of wheat

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Changing demand
  • Participation
  • Industry challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Consumer demand
  • Competition
  • Participation
  • Table: Snack Food Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Snack Food Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Fuel Retailing
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Citrus Fruit, Nut and Other Fruit Growing
  • Food Processing Machinery Manufacturing
  • Grain Growing
  • Outdoor Vegetable Growing
  • Sugar Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Potato chips
  • Nuts
  • Health snack foods
  • Other snacks
  • Corn chips
  • Chart: Snack Food Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Other domestic markets
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Snack Food Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Frito-Lay Australia Holdings Pty Limited, Consolidated Snacks Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Frito-Lay Australia Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Consolidated Snacks Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Snack Food Manufacturing 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 Snack Food Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • The agency responsible for developing and administering requirements for food safety and labelling in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Genetically Modified (Gm)
  • A technique where specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA by genetic-engineering techniques.
  • Gluten-Free
  • A product that is free from gluten, which is a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye.
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