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Peanut Butter Production - Industry Market Research Report

Peanut Butter Production

The Peanut Butter Production industry has exhibited impressive growth in the five years to 2016. Peanut butter is a consumer staple and does not experience wild fluctuations in demand, even during recessions. The main reason the industry's revenue has increased over the past five years is due to a major spike in the price of peanuts, which occurred midway through the five-year period. During the latter half of the five-year period, manufacturers readjusted prices to reflect lower peanut prices, resulting in revenue declines from 2013 onward. Demand for peanut butter is expected to remain robust in the next five years as it maintains its position as an important household staple. However, because of fluctuating peanut prices, industry revenue will likely remain volatile.

This industry primarily manufactures peanut butter. Industry products are then packaged and distributed to grocery wholesalers, supermarkets, specialty food stores and food service contractors for human consumption. The industry excludes peanut butter made by manufacturers for use in their own candy and snacks.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table The J.M. Smucker Company (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Hormel Foods Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Post Holdings (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Conagra Brands (Peter Pan and private label peanut butter production) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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