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Popcorn Production in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Popcorn Production

The United States has become the top producer and consumer of popcorn worldwide, in part due to the growth of ready-to-eat popcorn over the past five years. The Popcorn Production industry has recovered from recessionary lows as increasing per capita disposable incomes and falling corn prices have benefited industry operators. However, increasingly health-conscious consumers have become wary of eating high-calorie and high-sodium popcorn varieties and have become cautious of the effects that microwaves have on food products. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld anticipates the industry to continue growing as popcorn is cemented as a healthy alternative to other snack products and operators continue to develop flavorful, nutritious products. Although certain commodities and downstream markets are susceptible to volatility, this industry has exhibited its ability to weather the storm due to popcorn's timeless appeal in the American household.

Companies in this industry produce popcorn, including microwaveable, ready-to-eat and other consumer packages of unpopped popcorn.

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 (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Trade Globalization
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table ConAgra Foods Inc. (industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Snyder's Lance. (industry-relevant segment) - 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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