Country Profile: Savory Snacks Sector in the UK

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The Savory Snacks sector in the UK is driven by Increasing disposable income and high degree of urbanization in the country. Of the seven markets, Processed Snacks is the largest in value terms, while Pretzels is forecast to register the fastest growth during 2016-2021. Hypermarkets & Supermarkets is the leading channel for the distribution of savory snacks in the country. Flexible Packaging is the most commonly used packaging material in the sector and is fastest growth during 2016-2021. Walkers and Pringles are the leading brands in the UK Savory Snacks sector.

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the Savory Snacks sector in the UK provides insights on high growth markets to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?
– Market data: Overall market value and volume data with growth analysis for 2011-2021
– Market coverage: Value and growth analysis for Ethnic/Traditional Snacks, Meat Snacks, Nuts and Seeds, Popcorn, Potato Chips, Pretzels and Processed Snacks with inputs on individual category share within each market and the change in their market share forecast for 2016-2021
– Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels, including private label growth analysis from 2011-2016
– Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each market through distribution channels such as Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Food & Drinks Specialists, eRetailers and others
– Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack type in each market, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Package material data for Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board, Rigid Metal, and Rigid Plastics, and others; pack type data for: Bag/Sachet, Film, Stand Up Pouch, Can, Speciality container, Tray, and Jar.


– The Savory Snacks sector in the UK accounted for 30.1% volume share in the Western European region in 2016

– The top five brands accounting for 36% share in 2016.

– The Savory Snacks sector in the UK is forecast to grow at 6.5% CAGR in value terms during 2016-2021

– Pretzels is forecast to register the fastest growth during 2016-2021

– Per capita consumption of Potato Chips is noticeably high in the UK compared to global and regional levels

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– Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities

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– Manufacturers can identify the opportunities to position products with H&W attributes/benefits

– Access the key and most influential consumer trends driving Savory Snacks products consumption, and how they influence consumer behavior in the market which will help determine the best audiences to target

– Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion

– The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector

– Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as GDP per capita, population (overall and breakdown by age), and consumer price index. It also covers a comparative analysis of political, economic, socio-demographic, and technological indicators (PEST) across 50 countries.

Cofresh Snack Foods UK
Kohinoor Food Ltd.
Retail Brands
Spices of India Ltd.
The Snack Co.
Tyrrells Potato Crisps Ltd
Jack Link`s Nz Ltd.
Kerry Group Plc
Rügenwalder Spezialitäten Plüntsch GmbH & Co.
The Jerky Group
The Meatsnacks Group
Tulip Food Company A/S
the Me(at) snack
Blue Diamond Growers
Bobbys Foods PLC
Centennial Snacks
Chia Charge
Clearspring Ltd.
Crazy Jack
East End Foods
Fudco Gefen LLC
Golden Tree
Guinness Gourmet
Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG
Itsu JCs
Jumble Bee
Kestrel Foods Ltd

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Report Scope 1

2. Executive summary 3

3. The UK in the global and regional context 5

3.1. The UK’s share in the Global and Western European Savory Snacks sector 5

3.2. The UK compared to other leading countries in Western Europe 6

4. Market size analysis – Savory Snacks sector 7

4.1. Value and volume analysis – Savory Snacks sector in the UK 7

4.2. Per capita consumption – the UK compared to Western Europe and globally 8

4.3. Value and volume analysis of markets in the Savory Snacks sector 9

4.4. Growth analysis by markets 10

5. Market and category analysis 11

5.1. Per capita consumption analysis by markets 11

5.2. Market analysis: Ethnic/Traditional Snacks 12

5.3. Market analysis: Meat Snacks 13

5.4. Market analysis: Nuts and Seeds 14

5.5. Market analysis: Popcorn 16

5.6. Market analysis: Potato Chips 18

5.7. Market analysis: Pretzels 19

5.8. Market analysis: Processed Snacks 20

6. Distribution analysis 23

6.1. Distribution channel share analysis: Savory Snacks 23

6.2. Distribution channel share analysis: Ethnic/Traditional Snacks 24

6.3. Distribution channel share analysis: Meat Snacks 25

6.4. Distribution channel share analysis: Nuts and Seeds 26

6.5. Distribution channel share analysis: Popcorn 27

6.6. Distribution channel share analysis: Potato Chips 28

6.7. Distribution channel share analysis: Pretzels 29

6.8. Distribution channel share analysis: Processed Snacks 30

7. Competitive landscape 31

7.1. Brand share analysis by sector 31

7.2. Brand share analysis by markets 38

7.3. Brand share analysis by category 51

7.3.1. Nuts and Seeds 51

7.3.2. Popcorn 54

7.3.3. Processed Snacks 56

7.4. Private label share analysis 60

8. Health & Wellness analysis 62

8.1. Market size analysis by Health & Wellness claims 62

8.2. Market share analysis – Health & Wellness product attributes 63

8.3. Market size analysis – Health & Wellness consumer benefits 65

8.4. Leading companies in UK Health & Wellness market 67

9. Packaging analysis 71

9.1. Packaging share and growth analysis by package material 71

9.2. Packaging share analysis by package material 72

9.3. Packaging share and growth analysis by pack type 73

9.4. Packaging share analysis by pack type 74

9.5. Packaging share and growth analysis by closure type 75

9.6. Packaging share analysis by closure type 76

10. Macroeconomic analysis 77

10.1. GDP per Capita 80

10.2. Population and population growth 81

10.3. Consumer Price Index 82

10.4. Population breakdown by age 83

11. Consumergraphics 84

11.1. Consumption by Gender 84

11.2. Consumption by Age 85

11.3. Consumption by Education 86

11.4. Consumption by Urbanization 87

12. Methodology 88

13. Definitions 89

14. Appendix 100

15. About GlobalData 114

16. Disclaimer 115

17. Contact Us 116

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