Global Snack Food Manufacturing Market: Snapshot
The global snack food manufacturing market represents a highly dynamic segment of the global food and beverages industry, experiencing an outburst of several innovative product varieties, flavors, and a large number of small and large companies constantly trying to gain a stronghold in the market through novel marketing strategies and product offerings. Considered one of the most popular and most consumed packaged food variety, snack foods continue to account for a significant share in the global foods market. Supporting this trend, the global market for snack food manufacturing is expected to witness expansion at a healthy pace in the next few years.
This report on the global snack food manufacturing market presents a thorough overview of present state of the market and verifiable projections regarding the growth prospects of the market and its segments over the period between 2015 and 2021, on a global as well as regional levels. The report presents detailed analysis of the various factors having a significant influence on the overall development of the market, including drivers, restraints, trends, opportunities, regulatory constraints, and level of competition.
The report also gives a detailed account of the five forces shaping up the competitive landscape of the market, thus playing a key role in generating growth opportunities or challenges for established and new entrants in the market. This is done with the help of the detailed analysis of the Porter’s five forces: threat of new entrants and substitutes, bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, and the level of competition in the market.
Global Snack Food Manufacturing Market: Drivers and Restraints
The chief factors driving the global snack food manufacturing market include the rising trend of nuclear families, an increasing inclination towards Western eating habits among residents in emerging economies, rising disposable incomes, and busy lifestyles. Busy lifestyles, especially, have fuelled the discovery of food products that can be quickly prepared, conveniently carried, and easily consumed, thus driving the market for snack food manufacturing significantly. The rising number of companies and the rapid influx of new product varieties in the market have helped heighten consumer interest about the snack food market.
The market is expected to witness healthy growth prospects over the report’s forecast period. However, the criticism from healthcare and wellness bodies regarding the role of high consumption of snacks in developing several health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions is expected to hinder market’s growth to a certain extent in the next few years.
Global Snack Food Manufacturing Market: Geographical and Competitive Dynamics
From a geographical perspective, the global snack food manufacturing market is dominated by Europe and North America, which collectively hold a massive chunk of the overall market valuation. However, the market is witnessing slow growth across these regions as it has become saturated owing to the dominance of few large companies. Emerging economies such as Asia Pacific and Latin America, on the other hand, are rapidly emerging as the leading demand generators owing to the rapid pace of urbanization and an increasing population of a high-disposable-income population.
Owing to the excellent growth prospects offered by the snacks sector, a large number of food and beverage companies have entered into the field through innovative product ranges and continue to serve the global population with new product varieties. Developed regions such as Europe and North America feature intense competition among leading vendors owing to smaller population bases in most profitable markets. This has compelled companies to shift their focus on emerging economies across regions such as Latin America and Asia Pacific, where the vast rise in population, rising disposable incomes, and busy lifestyles are fueling the demand for snack foods.
Some of the key companies operating in the global snack food manufacturing market profiled in the report are Cadbury Schweppes Plc., ConAgra Food Inc., Nestle Inc., Kellogg Company, and PepsiCo.