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. The fall in key input prices, such as sugar and wheat, have allowed producers to enjoy higher profit margins while keeping product prices low enough to maintain their large customer base. In the coming years, as health and nutrition become more important, demand for specialty products, such as gluten-free, organic and nutrient-enhanced food will rise and support the growth of manufacturers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Production industry is well established in the United States and enjoys full market acceptance of its products. Consequently, this industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2020, IBISWorld projects the industry's value-added, which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, to grow an annualized 1.5%. Meanwhile, GDP is forecast to grow at a similar 2.2% per year on average during the same period.
Characteristic of mature industries, cookie, cracker and pasta manufacturers have undergone significant merger and acquisition activity over the past five years. Large, multinational companies have acquired smaller competitors to achieve production efficiencies and expand their product portfolios... purchase to read more