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Snacks are small amount of food consumed between regular meals. Snacks can be either packaged or homemade. Due to the changing lifestyles and wide availability of packaged foods, the preference for homemade snacks is declining across the world. Processed snacks are available in various forms, size, shapes, flavors which together represents the visual appearance and taste profile of the snacks. Apart from pricing, manufacturers try to differentiate their products based on these parameters. North American snacks market is characterized by regular product launches, wide variety of snack foods and considerable number of players in the regional market. The market for snacks in North America is majorly driven by the food habits of the consumers, as snack foods has become essential part of the daily diet along with meals. With the growing obesity and diabetic concern, consumers in this region have been giving equal importance to nutritional value and taste profile. With this trend spreading across the region, companies have been rolling out healthy snacks with increased nutritional value to reap the benefit from health conscious consumers.

The report analyzes the market based on type of snack namely: Chips, Extruded Snacks, Nuts, Popcorn, Pretzels, Packaged traditional snacks, others. The report provides detailed analysis on distribution landscape and potential of various distribution channels such as Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience stores, specialty snacks stores and others. The study also outlines the North American food & beverage market. Country specific trends and market dynamics are also covered in the report.

Some of the key players in the North American sweet and salty snacks market include:

· Pepsi Co (U.S.)

· Kraft Foods (U.S.)

· Sabritas SRL de CV (Mexico).

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North America Sweet and Salty Snacks Market: By Type (Chips, Extruded snacks, Flakes, Nuts, Popcorn, Pretzels, Traditional snacks,); By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience stores, Specialty food stores, Online)-Forecast(2015-2020)
1. North America: Macroeconomic Snapshot

2. North America Sweet and Salty Snacks Market Overview

2.1 Scope of the Study

2.2 Definitions

3. Executive Summary

4. North America Sweet and Salty Snacks: Market Landscape

4.1 Market Share Analysis

4.1.1 U.S.

4.1.1.1 Pepsi Co held the dominant position with its strong brand presence

4.1.2 Canada

4.1.2.1 Robust sales of potato and corn chips puts Frito Lay in the leading position

4.1.3 Mexico

4.1.3.1 Sabritas SRL de CV and Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV dominates the market with their strong distribution network

4.2 Competitive Developments

4.2.1 Mergers and Acquisitions- the key growth strategies

4.2.2 Companies have increased focus on organic snacks line

4.2.3 Stringent regulations resulting in price wars in Mexico Snacks market

4.3 Consumer Insights

4.3.1 Snacks has become essential part of the consumers' lifestyles

4.3.2 Less brand loyalty among U.S. consumers

4.3.3 Rising preference for healthy diet to drive the demand for Organic snacks

5. North America Sweet and Salty Snacks Market: By Type

5.1 Chips

5.1.1 Potato Chips

5.1.1.1 Continuing its dominance in Chips market

5.1.2 Corn/Tortilla Chips

5.1.3 Meat Chips

5.1.3.1 Surge in sales with rising popularity for beef jerky

5.1.4 Others

5.2 Extruded Snacks

5.3 Nuts

5.3.1 Consumers emphasis on snacks with high protein and nutritional content

5.4 Popcorn

5.5 Pretzels

5.5.1 Growing image as a healthy snack in combination with dips

5.6 Traditional snacks

5.6.1 Rising consumption in Canada

5.7 Others

6. North America Sweet and Salty Snacks Market: By Distribution Channel

6.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

6.2 Convenience Stores

6.2.1 Highest revenue generating sales channel in Mexico

6.3 Specialty Food Stores

6.4 Online Retail

6.4.1 Strengthening online model to fuel the sales

6.4.2 Prominent retailers expanding online offerings

6.5 Others

7. North America Sweet and Salty Snacks Market: By Country

7.1 U.S.

7.1.1 Key Trends:

7.1.1.1 Sluggish growth due to high penetration

7.1.1.2 Rising awareness on organic snacks

7.2 Canada

7.2.1 Key Trends:

7.2.1.1 Traditional and nutritional snacks-Rapidly emerging segment

7.2.1.2 Increasing variety of packaged snack foods

7.3 Mexico

7.3.1 Key Trends:

7.3.1.1 Domestic companies dominate the market

7.3.1.2 Government regulations on high caloric foods restrains the growth

8. North America Sweet and Salty Snacks Market: By Companies

8.1 General Mills Inc.

8.2 Kraft Foods Group Inc.

8.3 UTZ Quality Foods Inc.

8.4 Pepsi Co Inc.

8.5 ConAgra Foods Inc.

8.6 Kellogg Company

8.7 Golden Flake snack foods Inc.

8.8 Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV

8.9 Sabritas SRL de CV

8.10 Snyders of Hanover Inc.

"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"

9. Appendix

9.1 Abbreviations

9.2 Sources

9.3 Research Methodology

9.4 Disclaimer

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