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Snack Food Manufacturers

SIC 2096 | NAICS 311910

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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 market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth 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.

Snack Foods Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Snack Foods Manufacturing

Financial information section of this industry profile provides income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios by company size based on annual revenue for companies that manufacture 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 salted and roasted nuts, grains, and seeds.

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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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