Global Snack Food Industry

Jan 13, 2016, 14:21 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Snack Foods in Thousand Tons and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, & Others), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 772 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Calbee, Inc.
ConAgra Foods Inc.
Ferrero S.P.A.
General Mills Inc.
Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V.

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 1. Salted Snacks.............. I-4 Potato Chips.............. I-4 Tortilla & Corn Chips..............I-4 Meat Snacks.............. I-4 Snack Nuts.............. I-4 Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable) I-4 Cheese Snacks.............. I-5 Others.............. I-5 2. Bakery Snacks.............. I-5 3. Confectionery.............. I-5 4. Specialty & Frozen Snacks..............I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Snack Foods: Fulfilling Nutrition, Indulgence, and Lifestyle Needs of All Ages..............II-1 Table 1: Global Per-Capita Consumption of Packaged Snack Food by Region/Country (2015E): Per Capita Value Consumption (US$) for Asia-Pacific, Egypt, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, and North America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-5 Select Market Highlights..............II-5 Growing Preference for On-the-Go, Convenient and Healthy Food: Foundation for Market Growth..............II-6 Lunchtime Meals Come Under the Snack Attack II-8 Future 'Edible Growth' Food Product to Transform Healthy Snack Foods.............. II-8 Developed Markets: Traditional Revenue Contributors II-8 Developing Countries Turbo Charge Current and Future Market Growth.............. II-9 Underpenetrated Asian Countries Offer Significant Growth Opportunities.............. II-10 Table 2: Per-Capita Consumption (in Kilograms) of Confectionary, Bakery, and Sweet and Savory Products Worldwide and Select Asian Countries: 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-11

Table 3: Global Snack Foods Market - Geographic Regions Ranked by CAGR (Value Sales) for 2014-2020: Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Canada, Europe, the US, and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 4: World GDP (2012-2015): Breakdown of Percentage GDP Growth for Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-12 Global Outlook.............. II-13

2. COMPETITION.............. II-15 Global Snack Foods Marketplace: Fiercely Competitive II-15 Table 5: Retail Sales (US$ Billion) of Leading Snack Foods Companies: 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 Table 6: Leading Chocolate Confectionery Companies Worldwide (2014): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Ferrero Group, Hershey Foods, Lindt and Sprüngli, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 List of Leading Players in the Global Bakery Products and Cereals Market by Country: 2015 II-17 PepsiCo: The Unrivaled Market Leader II-18 Table 7: Frito-Lay Savory Snack Retail Value Share by Country: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19 Link Snacks: One of the Fastest Growing Snack Foods Companies II-19 Key Competitive Traits..............II-19 Competition: Noteworthy Trends II-20 The Winning Recipe for Commercial Success in the Marketplace II-20 Low Entry Barriers Intensifies Competition II-20 Innovation: Name of the Game in the Crowded Marketplace II-20 Advertisement and Promotional Expenditure on the Rise II-21 Need for Regional and Cultural Customization II-21 Innovative Marketing Strategies Define Product Success II-22 Manufacturing with Advanced Extrusion Technique Offers Cost and Other Benefits..............II-22 FDA Ruling on Carb & Trans-Fat Labeling: Implications II-22 Channels of Distribution..............II-23 Companies Adopt Multichannel Strategy to Expand Reach II-23 Broadening of Distribution Channels: Need of the Hour II-24 Cross Purchase Behavior..............II-24 Special Displays Perform Better II-24

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES & DRIVERS II-25 Robust Demand for Functional Snacks: A Strong Growth Driver II-25 Growing Functional Snacks Sales: An Important Opportunity Indicator.............. II-26 Table 8: Global Functional Snacks Market by Geographic Region (2015E, 2017P, and 2019P): Manufacturer Level Sales (in US$ Million) for the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-26 Protein: Most Important Ingredient in Functional Snacks II-26 Functional Snack Bars: Simplicity Emerges as the New Norm II-27 Formulation Challenges Drive Product Innovations in Snacks and Bars.............. II-28 Surging Popularity of Protein-Fortified, Organic, and Natural Snacks Drive Market Expansion II-28 Protein-Fortified Snacks Witness Healthy Demand II-29 Organic and Natural Products Set to Witness Strong Market Penetration.............. II-30 Meat Snacks: Growing Awareness on Importance of Protein-Rich Diets Drive Sales..............II-31 Flavor Innovation in Meat Snacks: A Road Widely Traveled II-32 Meat Snacks: Market Scorecard II-32 Snack Bars: 'Fortified' and 'Functional' Attributes Spur Market Demand.............. II-32 Fruit and Nut Ingredients Witness Growing Adoption in Bars II-33 Grain Based Snack Bars Undergoes a Healthy Makeover II-34 Savory Snacks: The Fastest Growing Snack Foods Category II-34 Notable Flavor Trends in Salted Snacks II-36 Puffy and Thins Snacks..............II-36 Ethnic Flavors.............. II-36 Snacks for Late-Night Cravings II-36 Gluten-free Snacks: The New Buzzword II-37 Snack Nuts: The Preferred Choice of the New-Age Health Conscious Consumer.............. II-37 Unique Nutritional Benefits of Nuts: Primary Demand Driver II-38 Snack Foods with Nuts and Seeds Going Strong II-38 Probiotic Confectionery: The Next Wave of Innovation II-39 Functionality and Health Benefits Drive Demand for Soybean- Based Snack Foods..............II-39 Chip & Dip Snack Solutions: Enabling Extreme Convenience to Time Squeezed Consumers..............II-40 Single-serve, Re-sealable and Light-weight Snacks Packaging Innovations Drive Market Adoption II-40 Select Noteworthy Packaging Innovations II-41 Elite SL10.............. II-41 SEALUTION Peel Polymers and ELITE AT Polyethylene Resins II-41 Vector Re-sealable Matrix Fastener II-41 Sealed Compartment Packaging II-42 Favorable Economic and Demographic Trends Strengthen Market Prospects.............. II-42 Ballooning Global Population Offers Lucrative Growth Opportunities.............. II-42 Table 9: Global Population Estimates (2000-2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-43 Child Population: A Weighty Demographic Driver II-43 Table 10: Global Population of Children in the Age Group of 0-15 Years by Region (2015E): Less than 15 Years Population (In Millions) for Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 11: Global Population of Less than 15 Years Children (2015E): Percentage of Less than 15 Years Population of the Total Population for Major Regions & Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-44 Shrinking Family Size Lead to Higher Discretionary Spending on Snack Foods.............. II-45 Table 12: Consumer Confidence in China & India Vs Global: A Comparison for Years 2011-3Q2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-45 Growing Middle Class Population Worldwide Promote Market Expansion.............. II-46 Table 13: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2010, 2020P & 2030P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-46

Table 14: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2010, 2020P & 2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47 Expanding Urban Population Spurs Growth in Snack Foods Consumption.............. II-47 Table 15: Total Population Worldwide by Urban and Rural Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-48

Table 16: Percentage of Urban Population in Select Countries (2010 & 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 Online Sales Transform the Snack Foods Retailing Landscape II-50 Table 17: Factors Influencing Online Purchase Decision: Percentage Share Breakdown by Consumer Preferences (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-50

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-51 Snack Foods: A Primer..............II-51 High Performance Product Segments II-51 Low Performance Segments..............II-51 "The Low Fat Hullabaloo"..............II-51 What Scientists Say..............II-52 Select Snack Categories..............II-53 Salted Snacks.............. II-53 Potato Chips.............. II-53 Tortilla & Corn Chips..............II-53 Meat Snacks.............. II-53 Snack Nuts.............. II-53 Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable)..............II-54 Cheese Snacks.............. II-54 Other Salted Snacks..............II-54 Bakery Snacks.............. II-54 Confectionery.............. II-54 Specialty & Frozen Snacks..............II-54

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-55 Mediterranean Snacks® Launches BeanStalks™ II-55 Auntie Anne's Introduces Pumpkin Spice Nuggets II-55 Boulder Canyon Foods Launches Protein Crisps II-55 G.H. Cretors Launches Two New Flavors of Organic Popped Corn II-55 New Generation Consumer Introduces Mucho Macho Snacks II-55 Bare Snacks Launches New Crunchy Banana Chips II-55 Ten Acre Introduces Two New Popcorn Flavours II-55 Justin's Unveils New Snack Pack Product Line II-56 Beanitos Expands Bean Chips Line with New 'Hint of Lime' Chips II-56 Inventure Foods Expands Vidalia Brands™ line with Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals.............. II-56 Snyder's of Hanover Launches Pretzel Poppers and Bowties II-56 Cheetos to Launch New Sweetos..............II-56 Kellogg's® Launches New Special K® Chewy Snack Bar and Brownie II-56 PepsiCo Unveils New Hand-Cooked Potato Chips in UK II-56 Wolfgang Introduces MSU-Branded Mini Pretzels II-56 Farmer's Choice Food Brands Unveils GO ORGANICALLY® Fruit Snacks II-56 Meridian Foods Launches New Protein-Rich Cashew Nut Bar II-57 Saratoga Chips Introduces 'Old Glories' Limited Edition Potato Chips.............. II-57 Kellogg Australia Unveils Two New Indulgent Mini Bites and Two Savoury Snacks.............. II-57 Snyder's-Lance Introduces Clearview Food II-57 Hormel Foods Launches Spam Snacks II-57 Nuts About Granola® Introduces New Sarah's Savory Snacks™ Line II-57 Walkers to Launch Sensations Crispy Thins II-57 SK Food International Launches AncientGrisps II-57 Tropical Foods Unveils New Range of Yogurt Pretzel Bags II-57 PepsiCo India Introduces New Butter Masti Kurkure Corn Puff Snack II-58 Mars Chocolate Launches New Range of Snacks II-58 General Mills Launches Gluten-Free Snack Bars II-58 Jack Link's Launches New Original Chicken Jerky II-58 Cambrooke Therapeutics Launches Low Protein Tortilla Chips and Pea-Not Butter.............. II-58 Inventure Foods Expands TGI Fridays Snack Line into Pub Mix Category.............. II-58 Boulder Canyon Foods Introduces New Coconut Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips.............. II-58 Sargento Foods Launches New Balanced Breaks II-58 Cracker Jack'D Launches Two New Protein-Powered Snack Mixes II-59 LiveWire Ergogenics Unveils Granultra II-59 Inventure Foods Launches Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals II-59 J&J Snack Foods Partners with Mondelez International to Launch Oreo Churros.............. II-59 Plum Organics Launches Plum Vida Snacks II-59 Cape Cod® Potato Chips Introduces Two New Savory Cheese Flavors II-59 Welch's Launches PB&J Snacks..............II-59 Viefoods Launches Zealeo Clusters II-59 Burts Potato Chips Unveils Roast Turkey & Chestnut Stuffing Flavour Crisps.............. II-59 Wild Garden Unveils Snack Pack To Go! Gluten Free Chips II-60 Life Choice Unveils New Delight Bites Multi-Grain Snacks II-60 Burts Chips Unveils Lentil­Based Crisps II-60 Coconut Organics Expands CocoBacon Snack Food Line II-60 SnackHealthy Unveils Range of Healthy Snacks in Asia (APAC) II-60 KIND Introduces STRONG & KIND Savory Snack Line II-60 Snyder's-Lance Launches Two New Cape Cod Popcorn Flavors II-60 Dream Pretzels Introduces PRESSELS in the US II-60 Metro Snacks Unveils New Line of Bazzini Nuts II-61 Hain Celestial Group Unveils Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips.............. II-61 ViSalus Rolls Out New Vi Bites II-61 Piller's Unveils Two New Kolbassa Snack Products II-61 Weaver Nut Sweets & Snacks Adds Three New Flavors to Weaver Flavored Nuts Line.............. II-61 Sweetie Pie Organics Introduces Tiny Wafers for Children II-61 Danone Rolls Out Danio High Protein Yogurt II-61 Medifast Expands Weight Management Product Line II-61 Blue Diamond Rolls Out New Honey Flavored Snack Product Line II-61 B&G Launches Mac & Cheese Range of Products for Kids II-62 Carmit Candy Introduces Pea-Protein Snack (Middle east) II-62 WhiteWave Launches New Line of Snack Products within Horizon Brand.............. II-62 Navitas Naturals Introduces New Organic Superfood Snacks Line II-62 Nutiva Rolls Out O'Coconut Bite-Sized Snacks II-62 Maple Leaf Unveils Protinis Snacks II-62 Sahale Snacks Introduces New Nut + Fruit Mixes Line of Snacks II-62 BARE Introduces New All Natural Coconut Chips Line of Snacks II-62 Allied Bakeries Rolls Out Kingsmill Mini Toasts in the UK II-62 The Stacy's Brand Launches New Pretzel Thins Line of Baked Snack II-63 Snyder's of Hanover Introduces Two New Gluten Free Pretzels II-63 Fiber One Rolls Out Fruit Flavored Snacks II-63 Snyder's of Hanover Unveils Korn Krunchers II-63 Kellogg Introduces New Line of Cracker Crisps Snacks II-63 Stacy's Snacks Rolls Out Bake Shop Bakery Crisps II-63 Tyrrells Launches New Apple Crisps Line of Snacks II-63 J&J Snack Foods Expands SUPERPRETZEL Brand II-63 Crystal Farms Unveils Nibblers Line of Snacks II-63 CavinKare's Garden Unveils Garden Cruncho Potato Chips II-64 7-Eleven Unveils New Line of Gourmet and Healthy Snacks II-64 Stonegate Unveils Boiled Eggs Snack Pack in Waitrose II-64 SPC Ardmona Launches Go Fru for Children II-64 ZEGO Introduces Sunflower Flavored Energy Bars II-64 Walkers Launches New Mighty Lights Line of Snacks II-64 Mr Crumb Launches Frozen Wraps and Paninis Snacks Line in UK II-64 Mondelez Launches Three New Snack Products in Milka range II-64 Auntie Anne's to Launch Mini Pretzel Dogs II-64 South Beach Diet Rolls Out ProteinFit Bar and Snack Bar II-65 Way Better Snacks Unveils Tortilla Chips Line in Canada II-65 Biosilo Launches 'Veggie Poppers' Superfood Snack Product II-65 Smith's Snackfood Unveils Air-Popped Snack Products II-65 Monogram Food Solutions Introduces New Line of Turkey Meatsnacks II-65 Cornitos Unveils Tortilla Chips in India II-65 Doritos Introduces Locos Tacos Tortilla Chips II-65 Edy's Fruit Bars Introduces Outshine Frozen Snacks II-65 Annie's Launches New Cheddar Squares Snack Variety II-65 Sprout Foods Expands Snacks Line with Launch of New Products II-66 Lindt & Sprungli Introduces Lindor Treat Bar in the UK II-66 Ruffles Unveils Potato Chips in Beer-Battered Onion Ring Flavor II-66 Herr's Unveils New Tortilla Chips II-66 Pepperidge Farm Introduces Jingos!™ Snack Crackers II-66 Kashi Unveils Garlic Pesto Pita Crisps II-66 Popcorn, Indiana Introduces FIT Line of Snacks II-66

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-67 East Balt Bakeries Takes Over Bakery Business of Wendy's II-67 Mondelez Takes Over Enjoy Life Foods II-67 Kellogg Takes Over Majority Stake in Bisco Misr II-67 Kraft Merges Heinz to form The Kraft Heinz Company II-67 Snyder's­Lance Collaborates with Mediterranean Snacks for Co­ Branded Snack Pack.............. II-67 Utz Inks Partnership with Heluva Good! for New Line of Potato Chips.............. II-67 Utz Establishes Special Division for Better-for-You Snacks II-67 SkinnyPop Takes Over Paqui brand of Tortillas and Tortilla Chips II-68 WWAV to Acquire Vega..............II-68 East Balt Acquires Two Bakeries in South Africa II-68 Hearthside Takes Over Bar Manufacturer VSI and Nutritional Supplement Bar Production Facility II-68 Great Plains Holdings to Take Over Major Stake in Bonjoe Gourmet Chips.............. II-68 Hershey Acquires Krave Pure Foods II-68 Flowers Foods to Take Over Dave's Killer Bread II-68 Grupo Bimbo Acquires Saputo Bakery II-69 Barry Callebaut Takes Over American Almond Products II-69 Orkla Inks Agreement with PepsiCo II-69 EnWave Announces Partnership Change for NutraDried LLP II-69 Permira Acquires Medora Snacks and Ideal Snacks II-69 Flame Tree Group to Take Over Food and Snack Brands Chirag Kenya II-69 Orville Redenbacher's Joins Forces with Bethenny Frankel for Skinnygirl Microwave Popcorn..............II-69 Unilever to Sell Meat Snacks Business to Jack Link's II-69 Mondelez to Acquire Major Stake in Kinh Do II-70 General Mills Takes Over Annie's II-70 Snyder's-Lance Acquires Baptista's Bakery II-70 JM Smucker Takes Over Sahale Snacks II-70 TreeHouse Foods to Acquire Flagstone II-70 Hillshire Acquires Van's Natural Foods II-70 J&J Snack Foods Takes Over New York Pretzel II-70 Campbell Soup Acquires Kelsen Group II-70 Back to Nature Foods Company Acquires SnackWell's Cookies and Snacks Business.............. II-71 IK Investment Partners Sells Europe Snacks to Apax Partners II-71 Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos Inks Agreement to Acquire Assets of Hostess Brands II-71 Promotion In Motion Inks Partnership with ProCamps Worldwide II-71

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS..............II-72 Calbee, Inc. (Japan)..............II-72 ConAgra Foods Inc. (US)..............II-72 Ferrero S.P.A. (Italy)..............II-72 General Mills Inc. (US)..............II-72 Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico) II-73 Herr Foods Inc. (US)..............II-73 Intersnack Knabber-Gebäck GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) II-74 Kellogg Company (US)..............II-74 Link Snacks, Inc. (US)..............II-74 Lindt & Sprüngli (Switzerland) II-75 Mars Inc. (US).............. II-75 McDonald's Corporation (US)..............II-75 Meiji Co., Ltd. (Japan)..............II-75 Mondelez International, Inc. (US) II-76 Nabisco Inc. (US)..............II-76 Cadbury (UK).............. II-76 Mission Foods (US)..............II-76 Nestlé SA (Switzerland)..............II-77 Oberto Sausage Company (US)..............II-77 Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Finland Ab (Finland) II-77 PepsiCo (US).............. II-77 Frito-Lay (US).............. II-78 Walkers Snack Foods Ltd (UK)..............II-78 Quaker Oats Company (US)..............II-79 Pepperidge Farm Inc. (US)..............II-79 Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (US)..............II-79 The Bachman Company (US)..............II-80 The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (US) II-80 The Hershey Company (US)..............II-80 The Kraft Heinz Company (US)..............II-81 Tohato Inc. (Japan).............. II-81 United Biscuits (UK)..............II-81 Utz Quality Foods Inc. (US)..............II-81 Want Want China Holdings Limited (China) II-81 Weaver Popcorn Company Inc. (US) II-82 Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-82

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-83 Value Analytics.............. II-83 Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 19: World Historic Review for Snack Foods by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-84

Table 20: World 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 22: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-87

Table 23: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks by Product Segment - Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, and Other Salted Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 25: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks by Product Segment - Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, and Other Salted Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-90

Table 26: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, and Other Salted Snacks Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 28: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 29: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Tortilla & Corn Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 31: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Tortilla & Corn Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 32: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Tortilla & Corn Chips) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-97

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Meat Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 34: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Meat Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 35: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Meat Snacks) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Snack Nuts) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 37: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Snack Nuts) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 38: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Snack Nuts) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks [Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable)] by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-104

Table 40: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks [Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable)] by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 41: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks [Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable)] by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 42: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Cheese Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 43: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Cheese Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 44: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Cheese Snacks) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 45: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Others) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 46: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Others) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-111

Table 47: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Others) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-112

Table 48: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bakery Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 49: World Historic Review for Bakery Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-114

Table 50: World 14-Year Perspective for Bakery Snacks by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 51: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Confectionery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 52: World Historic Review for Confectionery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-117

Table 53: World 14-Year Perspective for Confectionery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 54: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Specialty & Frozen Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 55: World Historic Review for Specialty & Frozen Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 56: World 14-Year Perspective for Specialty & Frozen Snacks by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121 Volume Analytics.............. II-122 Table 57: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 58: World Historic Review for Snack Foods by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-123

Table 59: World 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 60: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 61: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-126

Table 62: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 63: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks by Product Segment - Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, and Other Salted Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 64: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks by Product Segment - Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, and Other Salted Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-129

Table 65: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, and Other Salted Snacks Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 66: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 67: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 68: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 69: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Tortilla & Corn Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 70: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Tortilla & Corn Chips) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 71: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Tortilla & Corn Chips) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-136

Table 72: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Meat Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 73: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Meat Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 74: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Meat Snacks) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 75: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Snack Nuts) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 76: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Snack Nuts) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 77: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Snack Nuts) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 78: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks [Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable)] by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-143

Table 79: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks [Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable)] by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 80: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks [Popcorn (RTE & Microwaveable)] by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 81: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Cheese Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 82: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Cheese Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 83: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Cheese Snacks) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 84: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salted Snacks (Others) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 85: World Historic Review for Salted Snacks (Others) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-150

Table 86: World 14-Year Perspective for Salted Snacks (Others) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-151

Table 87: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bakery Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 88: World Historic Review for Bakery Snacks (Includes Confectionery Snacks) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 89: World 14-Year Perspective for Bakery Snacks (Includes Confectionery Snacks) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 90: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Confectionery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 91: World Historic Review for Confectionery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-156

Table 92: World 14-Year Perspective for Confectionery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-157

Table 93: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Specialty & Frozen Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-158

Table 94: World Historic Review for Specialty & Frozen Snacks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-159

Table 95: World 14-Year Perspective for Specialty & Frozen Snacks by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-160

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Outlook.............. III-1 Market Overview.............. III-1 Recent Trends & Drivers in a Nutshell III-2 The Evolving Multi-Meals Culture Offer Huge Growth Opportunities.............. III-3 Crackers Segment Benefit from the Multi-Meal Culture III-4 Salty Snacks: The Fastest Growing Snacking Category in the US III-4 US Hispanic Population Drives Sales of Salty Snacks III-4 Tortilla Chips: Prime Beneficiary of the Growing Hispanic Population.............. III-4 The Healthy Attribute of Nuts Drive Snack Nuts Popularity III-5 Shelled Nuts: Driving the Nuts Market III-5 Enhanced Versions of Meat Snacks Drive Segment Demand III-5 Handypack Meat Snacks Spread the Tempting Bait III-6 Beef Jerky: A Highly Popular Protein Snack III-7 Potato Chips: The Most Preferred Salty Snack III-7 Return of the old Favorites III-7 'Low-Sodium' Snacks: The Latest Mantra in Savory Snacks III-8 Despite Competition from Major Brands, Private Label Brands Continue to Survive..............III-8 Increasing Popularity of Organic Confectionery Benefit Market Prospects.............. III-8 Table 96: Organic Confectionery Market in the US by Category (2015E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenue for Organic Chocolate Confectionery and Organic Sugar Confectionery (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 Millennials and Baby Boomers Continue to Remain the Most Important Consumer Groups..............III-9 Expanding Population of Single People Augurs Well for Market Growth.............. III-10 Demand for Healthier Snack Variants Gain Momentum III-11 Rising Sales of Energy Bars and Cereal Based Snacks Reflect the Healthy Snacking Trend..............III-11 Fruit Snacks Scores High on the Health Factor III-12 Low-Carb, Low-Calorie, and Trans-Fat Free Snacks Garner Rising Preference..............III-12 Food Products with 'Free-From' Labels Witness Huge Popularity III-12 Gluten-Free Snacks Transform Snacking Habits of Americans III-13 Popped Snacks: The New Rage..............III-13 Pre-popped, Bagged, and Ready-to-eat Popcorn Witness Strong Sales.............. III-13 Quinoa, Kale and Meat Ingredients Spice up Nutritional Bars Sales.............. III-14 Dried Fruit Snacks: Steadily Making Inroads III-14 Snack Industry: Embroiled in Health Related Issues III-14 Snacking Culture Resulting in Child Obesity: A Major Cause of Concern.............. III-15 Competitive Landscape..............III-15 Table 97: Leading Snack Food Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Market Share Breakdown for ConAgra Foods, Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Link Snacks, PepsiCo, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16 Leading Players in the Salted Snacks Marketplace III-16 Frito-Lay's Reasons for a Million Dollar Smile III-16 Frito-Lay Moving in Sync with the Low Calorie Trend III-17 Table 98: Leading Savory Snacks Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales for ConAgra, Kellogg, Kraft, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Private Label, Snyder's Lance, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-18

Table 99: Leading Potato Chips Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Cape Cod Potato Chip, Frito-Lay, Herr Foods, Kellogg, Kettle Foods, Popchips, Private Label, Snyder's-Lance, Utz Quality Foods, Wise Foods, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-18

Table 100: Leading Tortilla/Tostada Brands in the US (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Barcei Takis Fuego, Doritos, Doritos Jacked, Doritos Sabritas, Mission, On The Border, Private Label, Santitas, Tostitos, Tostitos Scoops, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-19

Table 101: Leading Refrigerated Tortilla Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Azteca, Azteca Buena Vida, Cruz, Don Marcos, Exquisita, La Abuela, Pepito, Private Label, Tortilla Land, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 102: Leading Meat Snacks Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share for CTL BR, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Matador Beef Jerky, Oberto, Slim Jim, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 103: Leading Pork Rind Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Brimhall Foods, Carolina Country, Frito-Lay, Golden Flake, Macs Snacks, Private Label, Rudolph Foods, Snyder's-Lance, Turkey Creek Pork Skins, Utz Quality Foods, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-20

Table 104: Leading Snack Nut Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Blue Diamond Growers, Diamond Foods, Frito-Lay, Hampton Farms, Kraft Foods, Paramount Farms, Private Label, Snyder's-Lance, Star Snack, Young Pecan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-21

Table 105: Leading Snack Nut Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Blue Diamond, Emerald, Hampton Farms, Imperial Nuts, Planters, Planters Nutrition, Private Label, Wonderful, Young Pecan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 106: Leading Ready-to-Eat Popcorn Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Cracker Jack, Crunch 'n Munch, Orville Redenbacher's Poppycock, Popcorn Indiana, Private Label, Skinny Pop, Smartfood, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 107: Leading Microwaveable Popcorn Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for ACT II, ACT II Butter Lovers, Orville Redenbacher's, Orville Redenbacher's Natural, Orville Redenbacher's Pop Up Bowl, Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop, Pop Secret, Pop Secret Homestyle, Private Label, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-22

Table 108: Leading Cheese Snacks Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Frito-Lay, Herr Foods, Utz Quality Foods, Wise Foods, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 Leading Players in the Bakery Snacks Marketplace III-23 Table 109: Leading Bakery Snacks Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Bimbo Bakeries, Dawn Foods, General Mills, Give and Go Prepared Foods, Hostess Brands, JTM Foods, McKee Foods, Private Label, Tasty Baking, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-23

Table 110: Leading Bakery Snacks Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Bon Appetit, General Mills Fiber One, Hostess, Hostess Twinkies, Little Debbie, Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie, Little Debbie Zebra Cakes, Mrs. Freshleys, Private label, Tastykake, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 111: Leading Muffins Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Bimbo, Bon Appetit, Cafe Valley, Entenmanns Little Bites, Hostess, Little Debbie, Little Debbie Little Muffins, Otis Spunkmeyer, Private Label, Uncle Wallys, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-24

Table 112: Leading Frozen Pie Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Banquet, Edwards, Edwards Singles, Marie Callender's, Mrs. Smith's, Sara Lee, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 113: Leading Pretzel Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Anderson, Bachman, Combos, Glutino, Herrs, Private Label, Rold Gold, Snyders of Hanover, Snyders of Hanover 100 Calorie Pack, Utz, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 114: Leading Frozen Pretzel Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Auntie Anne's, Berks Packing, Hanover Foods, J and J SnackFoods, Nestlé USA, Private Label, Servatii Pastry Shop and Deli, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 Leading Players in the Confectionery Marketplace III-26 Table 115: Leading Confectionery Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Hershey's, Lindt/Ghirardelli, Mars/Wrigley, Mondelez, Nestle, Private Label, Russell Stover, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-26 Competition: Noteworthy Trends III-26 Brand Extension: An Adroit Strategy III-26 Key Entry Barriers..............III-27 FDA Rule to Ban Trans-Fats Lead Snack Manufacturers to Explore Substitutes..............III-27 Stricter Norms by FDA..............III-28 Nutritional & Ingredient Labeling Requirements Bode Fresh Challenges.............. III-28 Product Launches..............III-28 Recent Industry Activity..............III-38 Select Key Players..............III-41 B.Market Analytics..............III-49 Value Analytics.............. III-49 Table 116: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Product Group/ Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-49

Table 117: US Historic Review for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 118: US 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 Volume Analytics..............III-52 Table 119: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Product Group/ Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-52

Table 120: US Historic Review for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-53

Table 121: US 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

2. CANADA.............. III-55 A.Market Analysis.............. III-55 Outlook.............. III-55 Market Overview.............. III-55 Product Launches..............III-55 Recent Industry Activity..............III-56 B.Market Analytics..............III-57 Value Analytics.............. III-57 Table 122: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-57

Table 123: Canadian Historic Review for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-58

Table 124: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 Volume Analytics..............III-60 Table 125: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-60

Table 126: Canadian Historic Review for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-61

Table 127: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

3. JAPAN.............. III-63 A.Market Analysis.............. III-63 Outlook.............. III-63 Key Characteristics of the Japanese Snacks Food Market III-63 Japanese Lag Behind in Snacking III-63 Insight into What the Japanese Consider 'Snackilicious' III-64 Savory Snacks to Register Steady Growth III-64 Wholesalers: A Crucial Link in the Retail Chain III-64 Demographic & Consumption Patterns III-65 Table 128: Favorite Points of Snack & Confectionary Purchases Among the Women Folk (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-65 Snack Food Packaging in Japan Gets Shorty III-65 Calbee: Market Leader in the Japanese Snack Foods Market III-66 Table 129: Leading Snack Foods Companies in Japan (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Calbee, Koikeya, Oyatsu Company, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 130: Leading Bakery Products Companies in Japan (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for Ezaki Gilco, Bourbon Corp., Fuji Baking, Shikishima Baking, Yamazaki Baking, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-67

Table 131: Leading Confectionery Companies in Japan (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for Asahi Group Holdings, Lotte Group, Meiji Holdings, Mondelez International, Morinaga, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-67 Select Key Players..............III-68 B.Market Analytics..............III-69 Value Analytics.............. III-69 Table 132: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-69

Table 133: Japanese Historic Review for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-70

Table 134: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71 Volume Analytics..............III-72 Table 135: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-72

Table 136: Japanese Historic Review for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Snacks), Bakery Snacks, Confectionery, and Specialty & Frozen Snacks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-73

Table 137: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Snack Foods by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Salted Snacks (Potato Chips, Tortilla & Corn Chips, Meat Snacks, Snack Nuts, Popcorn, Cheese Snacks, Other Salted Sna
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