Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Meat Jerky Production industry maintained growth during the recession, as consumers continued to purchase low-cost snacks like beef jerky. Producers will capitalize on health-conscious trends in the future, introducing all-natural products to bolster demand. Nevertheless, competition among industry operators will intensify, as new meat jerky producers enter the industry. Also external competition from other snack food producers will remain a threat.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Regulation poses the major entry barrier into the Meat Jerky Production industry. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) impose stringent standards to ensure food safety and protect the public from contamination. The USDA and state-based EPAs can close down any operations that fail to comply with industry standards; they can also refuse entry to some players.
Preexisting supply arrangements pose another barrier. Established businesses have contracts in place to supply industry operators with raw materials, making it difficult for new entrants to get the ingredients they need. Similarly, operators also have associations with distributors and even retailers to supply high value-added food products for final consumption... purchase to read more