Snack Food Production in Canada: Market Research Report

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Snack Food Production in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 31191CA | Sep 2013

Sugar rush: Health concerns hurt the industry, but demand will rise with per capita disposable income

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Snack Food Production industry benefited from rising levels of per capita disposable income and product innovation over the past five years. As consumers had more disposable income, they increased demand for snack food products, thereby benefiting industry producers. During this time, the price of wheat increased, a primary input in several industry products and many of the larger industry players responded by passing cost increases to consumers in the form of higher product prices. These trends resulted in greater demand for industry products from the primary downstream markets, grocery wholesalers and retailers. Overall, industry revenue increased at an annualized rate of 1.2% to an estimated $2.4 billion in the five years to 2013. This includes expected growth of 2.0% in 2013... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Large industry operators require a high level of capital investment because modern manufacturing plants require sophisticated technology and equipment to increase productivity. However, capital intensity varies considerably with the size of the manufacturer. Small- to medium-size facilities will have a lower capital-to-labour ratio because they lack the resources to invest in expensive technology and equipment. They are more likely than a larger producer to use older equipment and employ more workers to increase productivity. For every dollar spent on wages, companies typically spend $0.11 in capital investment... purchase to read more


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What is the Snack Food Production Industry?

This industry produces snack foods, including potato and corn chips, pretzels, popcorn and other similar snacks. This industry does not include cookies and crackers, bakery products or cereal and granola bars. Industry establishments primarily prepare nuts, process grains or seeds into snacks, and manufacture chips, popped popcorn and similar snacks.

Industry Products
ChipsOther chips and snacksNuts and seeds
Industry Activities
The primary Activities of this industry are Salting, roasting, drying, cooking or canning nutsProcessing grains or seeds into snacksProducing peanut butterProducing potato chipsProducing corn chipsProducing popped popcornProducing pretzels (except soft)Producing pork rindsProducing rice cakes

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