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Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31182 | Sep 2016

Munch on: Increasing demand for specialty products abroad will also boost industry exports

IBISWorld’s Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Producers have focused on innovating healthful products in response to shifting consumer demand
  • Producers benefit from the declining importance of low-carb diets as consumers learned about the importance of eating a balanced diet
  • The performance of manufacturers is influenced by disposable income levels
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years the Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Production industry has grown and benefited from stable demand for industry products. Moreover, the rise of popular cooking TV shows has younger generations increasingly deciding to buy their own pasta, baking mixes and dough to prepare their own meals and desserts. The fall in key input prices, such as sugar and wheat, has driven producers to experience higher profit margins while keeping product prices low enough to maintain their large customer base. IBISWorld estimates industry revenue will increase over the five years to 2016... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Production industry has a low level of concentration, with the top four manufacturers accounting for an estimated 35.6% of industry revenue in 2016. Concentration in this industry has decreased with an influx of small privately owned businesses, despite strong M&A activity from top industry operators. The top players engage in acquisitions on a near yearly basis due to the extensive number of brands available in the industry, and the fast changing nature of snacking trends. In 2012 alone, Kellogg Company acquired Pringles; Campbell Soup Company acquired Bolthouse Farms; and Mondelez International Inc. was created after a spin-off from Kraft Foods Group Inc.

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Additional Insights for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Per capita wheat flour consumption in the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry?

    This industry produces cookies, crackers and dry pasta from purchased ingredients, such as flour, sugar, salt, seasoning, emulsifiers, flavorings, syrups, preservatives, food acids and also gluten.

    Industry Products
    Cookies, wafers, ice cream conesCrackers and biscuitsFlour mixes and doughDry pasta
    Industry Activities
    Producing cookiesProducing crackersProducing flour and dough mixesProducing dry pastaCombining dry pasta with other ingredients

    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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Per capita wheat flour consumption
  • Healthy eating index
  • Price of sugar
  • World price of wheat
  • Current Performance
  • Falling input costs
  • Favorable consumption trends
  • Healthy products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Strengthening economic conditions
  • Booming innovation
  • Table: Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Production
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Dairy Product Production
  • Flour Milling
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Seasoning, Sauce and Condiment Production
  • Sugar Processing
  • Products & Services
  • Flour mixes and dough
  • Crackers and biscuits
  • Cookies, wafers, ice cream cones
  • Dry pasta
  • Other
  • Chart: Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery stores
  • Food service industry
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Mondelez International
    Kellogg Company
    Campbell Soup Co.
  • Table: Mondelez International - financial performance
  • Table: Kellogg Company - financial performance
  • Table: Campbell Soup Co. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta 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 Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita wheat flour consumption (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Economies Of Scale
  • The increase in efficiency of production as the number of goods being produced increases.
  • Gluten
  • A mixture of proteins found in wheat and other grains such as barley and rye. Individuals with Celiac disease cannot process gluten which is also the ingredient that gives dough its chewy texture.
  • Premium
  • When producers charge consumers a price for their product that is more than its nominal value.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries in which producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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