Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Snack Food Production industry has benefited from increased demand over the past five years. As the economy has continued to strengthen, discretionary income levels have climbed. In turn, renewed consumer spending has boosted sales of potato and tortilla chips, along with nuts and seeds. The industry's future looks promising, with improving economic conditions expected to further lift demand for snacks. Projected increases in per capita disposable income will enable some consumers to trade up to premium brands and product segments, helping drive revenue growth. Additionally, as consumers demand more healthy versions of existing snacks, operators are expected to introduce a wider variety of products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Snack food production establishments throughout the United States are strategically located near sources of key inputs, such as wheat, corn and sugar, while they remain within serviceable distance to large population centers for distribution.
The western region accounts for 25.0% of establishments. Many industry establishments are located in this region due to the favorable climate conditions that make it an ideal location for growing key inputs such as almonds, walnuts, wheat and corn. As the home of 12.2% of the US population, California holds more manufacturing facilities than any other state, comprising 17.6% of all establishments. Also, the West has access to large population centers such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle... purchase to read more