Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Production industry benefited from an increase in demand for cookies and crackers over the past five years as per capita disposable income increased, which offset declines in pasta consumption. Operators are increasingly catering their products to health-conscious consumers, introducing innovative snack foods that incorporate healthy ingredients. Further, new technologies will allow manufacturers to increase efficiency while lowering costs... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Industry operators require a moderate level of capital investment because producers often need to use mixers, conveyor belts and other machines to increase production efficiencies. As more companies rely on machines to automate processes, they spend more on repair costs. For every dollar spent on wages, companies spend about $0.25 on capital.
However, the level of capital intensity varies considerably with regard to the size of the producer. Small and medium-size companies typically have a smaller capital-to-labor ratio than larger companies because they lack the resources to invest in expensive technology and equipment. Therefore, they rely more on labor than machinery to increase production volumes... purchase to read more