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 Products Chapter
Popcorn is purchase in either its popped or unpopped form, and can be consumed plain or with added flavors and ingredients such as oil and salt. Additionally, depending on its use, popcorn can be packaged in a variety of ways ranging from consumer individual packages or sealed jars and containers, both for ready-to-eat consumption and conventional and microwave popping. The intended popping method determines much of a popcorn kernel's design from the producer. Popcorn varieties are broadly categorized by the method of growing, the shape of the kernels, the color of the kernels or the shape of the popped corn.
Regardless of type, all unpopped kernels contain a small drop of water inside a circle of soft starch surrounded by the hard outer surface... purchase to read more