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Snack Food Manufacturing – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 2068 & 2096  |  NAICS 31191

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Snack Food Production / Chips, Pretzels, Nuts & Popcorn  (view report)
Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Sosland Publishing Co.
Baking & Snack

Monthly trade publication features news and information for grain-based foods manufacturers, with
a focus on plant operations and processing and with topics covered in each issue of the magazine including industry news, marketing trends, processing innovations, product formulation, ingredient technologies, packaging and distribution, new products, corporate profiles, and regulatory issues.

SNAC International
Resources available from this trade association include:

SnackWorld Magazine
Quarterly publication features news and information for snack products manufacturers, with topics covered in each issue including snacking trends, market developments, products and services, and regulatory issues, and special features including the May "State of the Industry Report" issue which analyzes sales performance and market trends for thirteen product categories by individual brand.

State of the Industry Report
Annual report provides sales performance data for 13 product categories by brand (with private label identified collectively as a brand), with sales data provided for each brand including dollar sales, unit sales, and volume sales (in millions of pounds) and the net percentage change from the prior year for each of these sales measures. Report is available online in the May issue of SnackWorld magazine.

BNP Media
State of the Industry Report: Snacks

Annual state of the industry report provides sales performance data for eight product categories by product segment and individual brand (with private label products reported collectively as a brand), with product segments covered including apple and potato chips, puffed/extruded snacks, popcorn, snack mixes and nuts, tortilla chips, crackers, salted pretzels, and frozen appetizer and snack rolls.

Freedonia Group
Snack Foods: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes snack product shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical and forecast shipments by product segment (e.g., chips and pretzels, cookies and crackers, chocolate/non-chocolate candies and confections, and nuts, seeds, and dried produce) and firms profiled including Mars Incorporated, Mondelēz Intl., and Pepsico, Inc.

GIA Research
Snack Foods

Market research report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided including historical and forecast sales in U.S. dollars and tons by product segment (e.g., salted snacks, bakery snacks, confectionery, and specialty and frozen snacks) and key players profiled including General Mills, ConAgra Foods, Inc., Grupo Bimbo SAB, and Ferrero SpA.

Global Savory Snacks Market

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the market for this product sector on a global basis, with information provided in the study including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., potato chips, extruded snacks, popcorn, hard pretzels, nuts and seeds, and meat snacks) and top vendors profiled in the study including PepsiCo, Calbee Inc., ConAgra, General Mills, and Kellogg.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Snack Food Manufacturers  Search for "31191" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Snack Food Manufacturers  Search for "31191" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Snack Food Production
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

SNAC International
Salary and Benefits Survey

Comprehensive compensation survey provides salary and benefits information for corporate, divisional, and plant level job positions in the baking and snack products industries, with salary data broken out by plant size and geographic region and fringe benefit topics addressed in the survey including health and life insurance plans, wellness programs, disability programs, paid leave policies, and retirement plans.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Other Food Manufacturing

Annual occupational employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies in this food manufacturing sector that manufacture snack food products such as potato chips, tortilla and corn chips, extruded/puffed snacks, ready to eat popcorn, pork rinds, hard pretzels, almond and peanut butter, and dried, salted, roasted, and cooked nuts, grains, and seeds.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 2068 and 2096 - Salted and Roasted Nuts and Seeds and Potato Chips, Corn Chips, and Other Snack Foods Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 31191 - Snack Food Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Potato chips, corn chips, and similar snacks manufacturers - establishments that primarily manufacture and package potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, and other similar snack foods. These establishments may also produce flavored and reduced-fat varieties.
Popcorn manufacturers - establishments that primarily manufacture and package popcorn and related products, including flavored popcorn and popcorn balls.
Pretzel manufacturers - establishments that primarily manufacture and package pretzels and related products, including flavored and chocolate-covered varieties.
Salted and roasted nuts manufacturers - establishments that primarily manufacture and package salted and roasted nuts for retail sale, including peanuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios.
Trail mix manufacturers - establishments that primarily manufacture and package trail mix, which may include a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and other ingredients.
Seed and nut mix manufacturers - establishments that primarily manufacture and package seed and nut mixes, which may include a variety of nuts, seeds, and other ingredients.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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