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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Frozen Specialty Food 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 Frozen Specialty Food 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.

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

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

Frozen Dinners (Beef, Pork, And Poultry Pies) And Nationality Foods

Other Frozen Specialties, Such As Dairy And Nondairy Whipped Topping, Waffles, Soups., Excluding Seafood

Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing, Not Categorized, Total

Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing

Perishable Prepared Foods

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

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.

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Frozen Specialty Food 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 Frozen Specialty Food 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 Frozen Specialty Food 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 Frozen Specialty Food 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 Frozen Specialty Food 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Production Occupations 50%
Food Processing Workers 15%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 15%
Food Batchmakers 8%
Other Production Occupations 27%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 14%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 14%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17%
Material Moving Workers 16%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • S.R. Rosati trademarks "ROSY'MOJI" - Frozen confectionery; Frozen confections; Frozen confections - 02/28/2018
  • Five Star Gourmet Foods trademarks "FUSION BOWL" - Packaged meals consisting primarily of protein, broth, noodles or vegetables - 01/12/2018

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Five Star Gourmet Foods
    S.R. Rosati

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

    Latest Industry News

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    • Gryphon Investors’ Dessert Holdings buys Atlanta Cheesecake Company - ACC is a respected manufacturer of high-end frozen cheesecakes for in-store bakeries and frozen food sections at prominent grocery ... Lawler’s Desserts is a manufacturer of gourmet cheesecakes, cakes and pies and does business with nationally-recognized ... (01/09/2018)
    • Online sales add to shelf life importance - KANSAS CITY — When it comes to shelf life, consumer trends have presented challenges to food manufacturers. The “clean label ... including both fresh perishable and frozen baked goods through online services like Amazon Fresh and Blue Apron ... (01/03/2018)
    • McCain Foods has started construction on its $200M expansion - BURLEY — McCain Foods has broken ground on the $200 ... expand production capacity by 15 percent at its french fry manufacturing plant in Coaldale, Alberta. It opened a $65 million potato specialty production line at its flagship facility in ... (12/19/2017)
    • Inventure Foods, Inc. | $SNAK Stock | Shares Climb Up On Sale Of It’s Frozen Division - Inventure Foods, Inc. (SNAK), a global specialty snack food products company yesterday announced the sale of its frozen division ... and co-pack products for other snack manufacturers. It markets its products through various channels, including grocery ... (09/13/2017)
    • Carando Gourmet Foods of Agawam to sell pot pies on QVC - Carando Gourmet is a third-generation food manufacturing company with roots in Greater Springfield ... As people order, QVC will have the frozen pies shipped to customers packed in dry ice. Carando said the price will likely be $57 for eight 9.5-ounce ... (03/09/2016)
    • Food company to bring 250 jobs to Collier - Five Star Gourmet Foods of Florida, a California-based pre-prepared food manufacturing operation ... facility that will allow us expand our distribution of healthy fresh and frozen foods along the East Coast. There is a great workforce here, and our ... (12/08/2015)
    • Stilwell Foods Packages a Success Story - beginning a trend in frozen foods that now marks the company as one of the United States' leading processors of quality frozen Southern vegetables (breaded and unbreaded), frozen fruit cobblers, frozen gourmet soups, individually quick frozen fruits and ... (04/13/1986)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,310,822 on Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing. It has awarded 114 contracts to 39 companies, with an average value of $59,252 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Frozen dinners (except seafood-based) manufacturing, Pancakes, frozen, manufacturing, Frozen pizza manufacturing, French toast, Pot pies, Frozen pot pies manufacturing, Waffles, Pizzas, Chop suey, Soups, frozen (except seafood), Frozen side dishes manufacturing, Chow mein, Macaroni, Nationality specialty foods, Whipped topping, Mexican foods, Frozen food entrees (except seafood based), packaged, Dinners, frozen (except seafood-based), Frozen waffles manufacturing, Frozen soups (except seafood) manufacturing, Frozen rice dishes manufacturing, etc.

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