Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2016, the uptick in discretionary spending has supported snack and confectionary industries such as the Popcorn Production industry. However, a healthy eating trend sweeping the nation in recent years has made consumers wary of eating high-sodium popcorn products, but has also led other consumers to find healthier alternatives to chips and candy. Moving forward, the industry is positioned for continued growth over the next five years. Producers will continue to adapt their products to match changing consumer tastes, specifically the healthy eating trend, which will continue to drive demand for industry products.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Much of the popcorn consumed worldwide is produced in the United States. Although worldwide sales of popcorn are steadily increasing, Americans consume more popcorn than people of any other country.
At least six US locations claim to be the "popcorn capital of the world." These locations include Ridgway, IL; Valparaiso, IN; Van Buren, IN; Schaller, IA; Marion, OH; and North Loup, NE. The traditional Corn Belt states grow most US corn. The 12 states in the Corn Belt are Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Ohio... purchase to read more