Update 19 Popcorn in Britain
Update 19 includes the information that the fastest-growing grocery product in Britain is also one of America’s most popular snack—popcorn!
has now become the leading popcorn consumer in Europe. The UK is second only to
the US in popcorn sales.
sales in Britain has double since 2013. One of the reasons is that popcorn is a
healthier snack than potato chips.
sales are expected to continue to increase in the UK as they have in the US.
From the Guardian by Rob Walker
Kettle Foods, a UK company, purchased Metcalf’s
skinny popcorn last year. Recently, Kettle Foods has purchased Cornpoppers.
Cornpoppers was a family business founded in
1979. It produced branded and private-label popcorn products that were sold in
the West Midlands in the UK.
Why is Kettle Foods buying these popcorn
companies? The UK popcorn market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the
UK. The popcorn market grew by 10% during the last year. UK citizens are
developing a taste for popcorn because it is a lighter, healthier snack.
One goal of Kettle Foods is to make the
company a dynamic snack food business in Europe.
Popcorn is gaining in popularity
From Eastern Daily Press
Conagra Brands, Inc. is purchasing Angie’s
Angie’s is located in North Mankato, Minnesota.
It is known for making a dozen different ready-to-eat popcorn flavors known as the
Conagra sells its snack food in North
America, South Korea, and Peru.
Their plan is to modernize their portfolio
and accelerate growth in the snack business.
Snacking on popcorn is not just an American
From Mergers & Acquisitions by Demitri
Movies can bomb at the box office (and they
do!). But there is one aspect of movie going that remains constant—popcorn. The
snack is still the most popular food item for moviegoers.
Ready-to-eat popcorn and caramel popcorn are
two favorites. Their consumption rose 16.9% between February 2016 and February
2017. A result has been spin-off s such as popcorn chips and cakes.
That 16.9% increase translates to 160 million
pounds of popcorn sold. The revenue from that increase equals $1.05 billion. Most
of the snack—about ¾--is eaten at home. Other places where popcorn is popular
is in theaters, stadiums, and schools.
Popcorn remains affordable—part of the reason
it is so popular.
From the guardian by Rory Carroll
Popcorn sales have been around for a long
time in Wisconsin.
In 1892 restaurants in Menasha, Wisconsin,
sold popcorn in booths on the main streets. Their profits were very good.
Popcorn was very popular back then, as it is now.
From USA Today Network-Wisconsin by Mara
Pregnant and craving something but want to be
a good mother to your unborn child?
Well about some popcorn? Pop it in an
air-popper and popcorn is not only good, but good for you and your child. Watch
the salt and butter, though.
From Daily Mail.com