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Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2015 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

        • Figure 1: Snack food, volume sales (000 tonnes), top five markets, 2015*
        • Figure 2: Snack food, per capita consumption (kg), top five markets, 2015*
        • Figure 3: Salty snacks, new product launches, top five sub-categories, 2014-15
        • Figure 4: Salty snacks, top 10 claims, 2014-15
        • Figure 5: Salty snacks, global market performance
    • The Big Stories

      • The shift to healthy continues
        • Figure 6: Salty snacks, top health and wellness-related claims, global, % change 2013-15
        • Figure 7: Agreement with the statement “I am happy to occasionally let my children eat crisps/salty snacks,” selected European countries, 2012-15
        • Figure 8: Launches of salty snacks, by select claim, % change, France, 2011-15
      • Snacking around the clock*
        • Figure 9: Eating occasions for salty snacks, Canada, November 2014
        • Figure 10: Times when salty snacks are eaten, select European markets, 2015
      • Flavor innovation in a range of salty snack products and markets
        • Figure 11: Top flavor components of new launches, snacks*, South Korea, 2012-2015**
        • Figure 12: Flavor preference for sauces/marinades, dry seasoning mixes, or dressings, by age, US, September 2014
    • Notable Products of the Past Year

        • Notable potato snack innovations in 2015
          • Other notable salty snack products of 2015
          • Looking to the Future

            • The boundaries between snack categories begin to erode
              • The impact of legislation*
                • Figure 13: Volume sales, per capita consumption, volume growth, snack foods, Mexico, 2012-14
                • Figure 14: Overweight and obesity levels, by age and gender, Japan, UK and US, 2013
              • What is the future of snacking on the go?
                • Figure 15: Snacking on the go in the past three months, select foods, selected European markets, 2015
            • The Analyst’s View

              This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

              • Market

                Mintel provides a range of market information, frequently through the category level, including market size and forecasting, complete with market drivers that illustrate the forces that shape a category or market.

              • Consumer

                Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.

              • Brand/Company

                Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.

              • Data

                Market reports provide appendices of data to support the research and insight produced. Our tables of data are easily manipulated and downloadable to support your research needs and covers factors from consumer attitudes to market forecasts.

              Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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