Feeling the crunch: Increased health consciousness has chipped away at revenue

Over the past five years, the Potato Chip Production industry has grappled with shifts in downstream consumption patterns and increased competition from substitutes and private-label products. Rising health consciousness has encouraged some consumers to take up healthier eating habits over the past five years. This has made the industry vulnerable to healthier substitute products, such as fruit and nut bars or wholegrain crackers. Industry operators have responded by developing healthier, premium products, such as Frito-Lay's Red Rock Deli sweet potato range, which has offset shrinking demand for traditional potato chips over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $872.4 million...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Changing consumer tastes have allowed some scope for new players to enter the industry
  • Changing and diversifying consumer preferences are fragmenting the market for snack foods
  • Growing demand for premium potato chips is expected to boost profit margins
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Potato chip producers tend to establish themselves to align with the population and to be close to major downstream markets. Consequently, most industry establishments are based in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. These states have been the natural location for many food manufacturing companies because of their location to major consumer hubs, such as Sydney. Additionally, industry operators tend to establish themselves close to upstream inputs, such as potatoes. As a result, a South Australia is overrepresented in terms of population split, as a large proportion of potatoes are grown in the state. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Potato Chip Production Industry

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

  • Development of new products
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Health consciousness and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Potato Chip Production industry impact industry performance..

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    Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Health consciousness
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of vegetables
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Eating habits
  • Trade and supply
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Eating habits
  • Industry structure and trade
  • Table: Potato Chip Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Potato Chip Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Fuel Retailing
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing
  • Food Processing Machinery Manufacturing
  • Outdoor Vegetable Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Regular potato chips
  • Premium potato chips
  • Other potato chips
  • Chart: Potato Chip Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Other domestic markets
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Potato Chip Production Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Potato Chip Production 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 Potato Chip 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 Chip Production 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.
  • Msg
  • Monosodium glutamate, which is a flavour enhancer that is sometimes added to food products.
  • Private-Label
  • Products that are manufactured by one company and sold under another company's brand.
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