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Snack Food Manufacturers

SIC 2096 | NAICS 311910

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  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Snack Food Production / Chips, Pretzels, Nuts & Popcorn  (view report)
Cookie, Cracker & Pasta 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

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
Information 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Snack Food Manufacturers  Search for "31191"

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Snack Food Production
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

SNAC International / American Bakers Association
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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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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