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Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers

SIC 2043 | NAICS 311230

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Breakfast Cereal Production  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

AACC International
Cereals and How They Are Made
Comprehensive publication provides an in-depth look at the industry from a manufacturing standpoint, with topics covered including types of cereal grains, manufacturing technology and processes, packaging, nutritional aspects, environmental issues, and more. Table of contents can be viewed free online.

First Research

Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Cereal Products
EPA publication provides an overview of production processes for traditional and ready-to-eat cereals and includes descriptions of the specific manufacturing processes used to produce the various products included in each of these categories. All information can be viewed free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Cereals - US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. cereal market, with topics covered including market size and forecast, segment performance (cold and hot), retail channels (drug stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and other), brand share (cold, hot, and low, medium, and high sugar), and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Cereals in the US
Market research report analyzes key trends and developments for the U.S. cereal industry, with topics covered including market trends, competitive landscape, industry prospects, company and brand market shares, and historical and forecast sales by product category (e.g., hot, ready-to-eat, children, and family. Sample report and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Breakfast Cereals
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including market and product overview; major trends and factors contributing to growth; product launches and innovations; key company profiles; and historical and forecast revenue by geographic market. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers  Search for "311230"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research

Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Food and Beverage Manufacturing Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI AssessorĀ®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Food Processing
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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