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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Perishable Prepared 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 Perishable Prepared 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 Perishable Prepared 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

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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Perishable Prepared 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 Perishable Prepared 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 Perishable Prepared 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 Perishable Prepared 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 Perishable Prepared 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 43%
Food Processing Workers 15%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 15%
Food Batchmakers 8%
Other Production Occupations 22%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 11%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 11%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 23%
Material Moving Workers 18%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 14%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Brothers Produce trademarks "GROWN BY NATURE. DRIVEN BY FOOD SAFETY.DELIVERED BY US." - Transport and delivery of goods - 12/05/2017
  • Mission BBQ Catering Maryland trademarks "MISSION BBQ PROUD TO SERVE" - Clothing - 03/11/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Mission BBQ Catering Maryland
    Brothers Produce

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Mandatory requirements for preparation of shawarma sandwiches - has updated the requirements for the processing and handling of shawarma sandwiches prepared from frozen and refrigerated Meat, to prevent the exposure of these food products to pollution as being perishable, and to protect the community from the risk of ... (01/07/2018)
    • Putting dairy ingredients to work - Flagging that a prepared food — everything from ... One particularly useful application is cream-style soups. Soup manufacturers need a convenient, reliable source of milk ingredients, yet the perishable, bulky nature of liquid milk and cream is ... (12/29/2017)
    • Economic Impact: Some manufacturing employment growing at such a fast pace that it might raise some eyebrows - Within the past 10 years, retail bakeries nationally expanded by 21,074 jobs — a 2.6 percent annual average rate of growth — while perishable prepared food manufacturing increased by 17,884 jobs, or an annual average growth of 4.4 percent. Employment ... (10/01/2017)
    • Military tech could be Amazon’s secret to cheap, non-refrigerated food - This food-prep process takes sealed food packages and puts them into pressurized water, heating them with microwaves. It's different from the traditional way of processing ... way to ship prepared foods. Amazon already ships and delivers perishable ... (08/11/2017)
    • Quality opens food processing & catering services - The newly-inaugurated division of Quality Group International — Quality Food Processing & Catering Services — has ... comprising of expert chefs and cooks that can prepare Continental, Oriental, Arabic and Asian cuisines. Also included in the chef ... (07/23/2017)
    • Community Harvest to join Akron-Canton Foodbank - The merger will not affect existing services at the food bank or Community Harvest, which distributes perishable and prepared food to 32 hot-meal ... The food bank's supply comes from wholesalers and manufacturers. "Because of this partnership, we expect ... (11/21/2016)
    • Response to eyes, economics and the environment: should green issues drive changes in ophthalmic care? - Perishable food items, such as prawns, regularly criss-cross the continents. Caught in UK waters, they are frozen, shipped to Thailand for processing, then refrozen and returned. If the food industry is prepared to engage in such reverse transport flows ... (12/17/2010)
    • Research and Markets: Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q3 2009 Edition] Order Today - LLC's new report "Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q3 2009 Edition]" to their offering. The just published Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing Industry report is the comprehensive market research ... (09/16/2009)
    • Foods' Shelf Life Gets A New Life - Breakthroughs in packaging and careful ingredient selection have enabled companies such as Huxtable's to extend the marketable life of perishable ... and some food scientists say the contamination risks are no greater for packaged prepared foods than ... (01/17/2002)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $78,907,672 on Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing. It has awarded 3,834 contracts to 250 companies, with an average value of $315,631 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:
    Carrots, cut, peeled or sliced fresh, manufacturing, Pizzas, fresh, Tofu (i.e., bean curd) (except frozen desserts) manufacturing, Egg noodles, Slaw, cole, Fruit, cut or peeled, Food, prepared, perishable, packaged for individual resale, Box lunches (for sale off premises) manufacturing, Sandwiches, fresh (i.e., assembled and packaged for wholesale market), Noodles, Macaroni, Prepared meals, Salads, fresh or refrigerated, Potatoes, peeled or cut, Cole slaw, Pasta, Vegetables, etc.

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