The global snack pellets market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period 2018-2023. This market was valued at USD 5030 million in 2014. Europe dominates the global market with more than one-third of the market share.
Global Snack Pellets Market Dynamics
The increasing demand for convenience foods, rise in health consciousness among people, the demand of food products with low energy, saturated fats and salt and minimal investment requirements, drive the snack pellets market. Availability of substitute products and the rise in prices of raw materials in under-developed regions are the restraints to this market. The mounting demand from the European Union provides opportunities for vendors to be innovative in their products.
Global Snack Pellets Market Segmentation
The market has been segmented on the basis of product type into potato, corn, rice, tapioca, multi-grain and others. The potato snack pellets segment dominates the global market. On the basis of form, the market is segmented into laminated, tridimensional, die-face and gelatinized. The market is further segmented on the basis of the distribution channel where supermarkets/hypermarkets dominate the global scenario.
The European Union dominates the global snack pellets market with the largest share due to an increasing demand for savory snacks in the region. Most of the companies have expanded their manufacturing facilities to the Asia-Pacific region. The global market is impacted by the extensive production and export of snack pellet products from the Asia-Pacific region, especially, China and Japan to the developed economies in North America and Europe. The market is expected to grow rapidly in the Asia-Pacific due to a rise in disposable incomes and urbanization.
2015- Bunge North America has purchased the assets of Heartland Harvest Inc. which was a producer of die cut pellets used to make extruded foods. Heartland Harvest produces die cut pellets made of a variety of starches which are then expanded through popping, baking or frying to create extruded food products.
The global snack pellets market is highly competitive. The vendors compete for innovation, pricing, and distribution. A lot of money is being invested by companies in R&D to improve their products so as to satisfy the customer's demand.
The major players in global snack pellets market includes Intersnack Group GmBH & Co. KG, J.R. Short Milling Company, Quality Pellets A/S, Balance Foods Inc., Dalmaza Food Industries Co. and Grupo Industrial Michel amongst others.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
2. Research Approach & Methodology
2.2 Research Designs
2.3 Study Timelines
2.4 Study Phases
2.4.1 Secondary Research
2.4.2 Discussion Guide
2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modelling
2.4.4 Expert Validation
3. Key Findings of the Study
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increased Demand for Gluten-Free Bakery Products
4.1.2 Rising Demand for International Bakery Products
4.1.3 Increasing Demand for Natural Ingredients in Baked Products
4.2.1 Fluctuating Cost of Raw Materials
4.3.1 Increasing Demand for Functional Bakery
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Consumer Behavior Analysis
4.5.1 Consumer Demand Analysis
4.5.2 Target Market Identification
18.104.22.168 Purchasing Power
22.214.171.124 Demographic Strengths & Weaknesses
126.96.36.199 Spending Patterns
5. Market Segmentation
5.1 By Source Type
5.2 By Product Type
5.3 By Distribution Channel
5.3.1 Super Markets/ Hyper Markets
5.3.2 Convenience Stores/Grocery Store
5.3.3 Food Specialty Stores
5.3.4 Online Retailers
5.4 By Geography
5.4.1 North America
5.4.4 South America
188.8.131.52 South Africa
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Most Active Companies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Akkel Group
7.2 Balance Foods Inc.
7.3 Chhajed Foods Pvt. Ltd.
7.4 Grupo Industrial Michel
7.7 J.R. Short Milling Company
7.8 Leng-D'or S.A.
7.9 Limagrain Cereales Ingredients
7.10 Liven S.A.
7.11 Mafin S.P.A.
7.12 Noble Agro Food Products Pvt. Ltd.
7.13 Pasta Foods Ltd.
7.14 Quality Pellets A/S