Beefed up: Demand for new flavors and all-natural jerky will support industry growth

IBISWorld’s Meat Jerky Production Industry Research Report contains up-to-date data and analysis, allowing you to identify the strengths and potential weaknesses of major companies in the industry. Build your credibility with clients and prospects by sharing insights into the current and emerging trends driving their industry. Our market research gives you the tools to win new business and keep existing clients.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Low prices and new jerky flavors will spur demand, though competition will heighten
  • Demand from convenience stores is an important factor for meat jerky producers
  • Increases in consumer spending and ongoing product innovation will aid revenue growth
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the Meat Jerky Production industry has grown in each of the past five years. The industry's small-scale nature, relatively low prices and innovative flavors and content have led revenue to grow. Despite the falling price of red meat over the past five years, growth in per capita meat consumption helped boost industry revenue. Major players in the industry have battled this perception by launching a number of products emphasizing the artisanal nature of jerky products. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is forecast to continue growing. Despite Americans' increased budgets, industry operators will likely experience greater competitive pressures from alternative snack food providers, which will limit revenue opportunities.

    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Meat jerky production requires a moderate to high level of investment in plant and equipment, leading to high capital intensity within the industry. Operators incur depreciation costs when buying dehydrators and freezers. Most equipment must be industrial grade to accommodate large amounts of meat.

    Capital intensity can vary with the size of the manufacturer. Small to medium-size facilities typically have a lower capital-to-labor ratio because they lack the resources to invest in expensive technology and equipment. As a result, their most feasible option is to employ more labor to increase production volumes. Ove

    Additional Insights for the Meat Jerky Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Meat Jerky Production Industry are

  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Supply contracts for key inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from convenience stores and Per capita meat consumption in the Meat Jerky Production industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Meat Jerky Production Industry?

    This industry includes establishments that cut, pack and box meat jerky from purchased meats. Meat jerky includes meat that has been cut into long slices or strips and dried, seasoned or otherwise cured.

    Industry Products
    Beef jerky
    Pork jerky
    Game jerky (e.g. deer, elk, salmon and buffalo)
    Poultry jerky (e.g. chicken and turkey)
    Industry Activities
    Dehydrating processed meat
    Packaging dehydrated meat
    Flavoring dehydrated meat

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from convenience stores
  • Per capita meat consumption
  • Consumer spending
  • Price of red meat

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continuing to compete
  • Table: Meat Jerky Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Meat Jerky Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Seasoning, Sauce and Condiment Production

  • Products & Services
  • Beef jerky
  • Poultry jerky (e.g. chicken and turkey)
  • Game jerky (e.g. deer, elk, salmon and buffalo)
  • Pork jerky
  • Chart: Meat Jerky Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer preferences
  • Disease and environmental concerns

  • Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Supermarkets and convenience stores
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat Jerky Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meat Jerky Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price and quality
  • Relationships with downstream industries
  • Innovation and differentiation
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Meat Jerky Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Link Snacks Inc.ConAgra Foods Inc. Oberto Sausage Company
  • Table: Link Snacks Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: ConAgra Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Oberto Sausage Company - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat Jerky Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Meat Jerky Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita meat consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • To preserve meat by extracting its moisture with salt.
  • Dehydrator
  • An appliance that removes moisture from food.
  • Us Department Of Agriculture
  • A federal government department that is responsible for developing and enacting policies pertaining to farming and food in the United States.
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