Tough cookie: An appreciating Canadian dollar will dampen export growth

Over the past five years, the Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Production industry in Canada has experienced variable demand. However, the industry achieved strong growth overall, benefiting from favourable economic conditions and the general market acceptance of products. Improving discretionary income levels have enabled consumers to trade up to premium and branded goods, helping lift industry performance. However, growing concerns regarding the healthfulness and nutritional quality of products have placed downward pressure on demand for traditional industry goods. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is anticipated to remain more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Concerns regarding the healthfulness of products placed downward pressure on demand
  • The price of the primary inputs can have a significant influence on operators
  • The strength of the Canadian dollar will hinder demand from foreign markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of establishments of the Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Production industry in Canada largely mirrors the distribution of the population in Canada. Additionally, producers are strategically located near sources of key inputs, such as wheat, flour and sugar. Therefore, the most densely concentrated province is Ontario with 42.0% of industry establishments, followed by Quebec with 30.5% of industry establishments. British Columbia also holds a significant number of industry establishments, at 13.0%. Furthermore, operators locate their manufacturing facilities near downstream customers, as well as upstream suppliers, such as flour mills and seasoning producers. Also, Mondelez Canada is headquartered in Ontario, while Leclerc Group is in Quebec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Economies of scale and scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Total health expenditure in the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry?

    This industry makes cookies, crackers and pasta from purchased ingredients, such as flour, sugar, salt, seasoning, emulsifiers, flavourings, syrups, preservatives, gluten and food acids. The final products are then packaged and distributed to grocery wholesalers, supermarkets, specialty food stores and food-service contractors.

    Industry Products
  • Cookies and crackers
  • Dry pasta
  • Dough and flour mixes
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing cookies
  • Producing crackers
  • Producing flour and dough mixes
  • Producing dry pasta
  • Combining dry pasta with other ingredients
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total health expenditure
  • World price of wheat
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • World price of sugar

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer trends
  • International trade
  • Volatile input costs
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving demand
  • Intensifying competition
  • Booming innovation
  • Table: Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling in Canada
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Convenience Stores in Canada
  • Accommodation and Food Services In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Manufacturing in Canada
  • Dairy Product Production in Canada
  • Flour Milling in Canada
  • Paper Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing in Canada
  • Seasoning, Sauce and Condiment Production in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Cookies and crackers
  • Dry pasta
  • Dough and flour mixes
  • Chart: Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Supermarkets and convenience stores
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Other retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Weston Foods, Kellogg Company, Mondelez Canada Inc.,
  • Table: Weston Foods - financial performance
  • Table: Kellogg Company - financial performance
  • Table: Mondelez Canada Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of wheat (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • The use of computer software to control machinery and equipment for the production of goods.
  • Disintermediation
  • The process of retailers bypassing wholesalers and purchasing goods directly from manufacturers for cost savings.
  • Economies Of Scale
  • The increase in efficiency of production as the number of goods being produced increases.
  • Gluten
  • A mixture of proteins found in wheat and other grains such as barley and rye. Individuals with Celiac disease cannot process gluten which is also the ingredient that gives dough its chewy texture.
  • Premium
  • When producers charge consumers a price for their product that is more than its nominal value.
  • Private Label
  • Goods that are produced under a retailer's brand name are often positioned as lower cost alternatives to branded products.
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