Snack Foods: United States

This report forecasts US snack food shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total shipments are segmented by product in terms of: chips and pretzels; nuts, seeds, and dried produce; chocolate candy and confections; cookies and crackers; and non-chocolate candy and confections.

To illustrate historical trends, total shipments and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, regulatory factors, and product development. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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