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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8%
Sales and Related Occupations 11%
Retail Sales Workers 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 50%
Food Processing Workers 30%
Bakers 17%
Bakers 17%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 12%
Food Batchmakers 9%
Other Production Occupations 15%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 14%
Material Moving Workers 10%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 9%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Heart-healthy diet: steps to prevent heart disease - For example, one serving of pasta is 1/2 cup, or about the size of a hockey puck ... You may also want to check the food labels of some cookies, crackers and chips. Many of these snacks — even those labeled “reduced fat” — may be made with oils ... (01/10/2018)
  • TreeHouse Foods Announces Webcast of Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call - TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with a network of manufacturing ... meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese, and side dishes); baked goods (refrigerated and frozen dough, cookies, and crackers); condiments ... (01/05/2018)
  • Community News For The Enfield Edition - Advising for manufacturing programs and all Continuing Education ... boxed potatoes, meal helpers, canned pasta, crackers and cookies and snacks. Paper goods, personal care, cleaning products and pet foods are all appreciated. Five Corner Cupboard is ... (01/02/2018)
  • Cookie-cutter company finds sweet spot with US manufacturing - The people of Ann Clark Cookie Cutters has an important message this Christmas ... to do," but he said the family found that it gave it a "strategic advantage." "Manufacturing in the United States allows us to control the quality of our product," he ... (12/19/2017)
  • Top 10 finds from the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York - I found a very good gluten-free pasta made with chickpeas, which, along with black beans and other legumes, are showing up in more crackers, chips and elsewhere. And because the Fancy Food Show also includes confections, many booths were featuring cookies ... (08/18/2015)
  • Annie’s Inc. to buy local Safeway bakery plant - A growing food and snack company recognizable by its bunny rabbit label has signed an agreement with Safeway Inc. to buy the Joplin cookie and cracker manufacturing plant with plans to expand. Annie’s Inc. has agreed to pay $6 million and buy the ... (11/08/2013)
  • Research and Markets: 2013 U.S. Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Mfg Industry-Industry & Market Report - The 2013 U.S. Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Manufacturing Industry-Industry & Market report, published annually , contains timely and accurate industry statistics, forecasts and demographics. The report features 2013 current and 2014 forecast estimates on the ... (10/22/2012)
  • The Whole Truth About Grains: Bulgur Can Trim Your Bulges and Spelt Can Make You Svelte - Eating more whole grains has never been easier, thanks to the whole-grain bread, cereal, granola bars, crackers, cookies and pasta that are being added ... based nonprofit advocacy group of millers, food manufacturers, scientists and chefs. (12/11/2007)
  • From pasta to a place to live - The architect, Clausen & Kruse, Davenport, had designed it to provide the best manufacturing ... from an airplane-shaped cookie honoring the trans-Atlantic solo flight by Charles Lindbergh to a rectangular-shaped "combat cracker" for military C-rations. (01/10/2005)
  • Pasta fights back - Poor pasta. With low-carb diets stalking the land ... breads, breakfast cereals, crackers and chips, cookies and other sweets -- and many of them are manufactured with added sugars. In modern times, more and more starchy carbohydrates are highly refined ... (03/17/2004)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $29,110,222 on Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Manufacturing. It has awarded 72 contracts to 22 companies, with an average value of $1,323,192 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount