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Chocolate Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Chocolate Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Food & Beverage Stores | Jan 2015

Sweet stability: Innovation and luxury spending keep industry revenue growth steady

The Chocolate Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Godiva Godiva market share
See's Candies See's Candies market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
20,273
Businesses
7,660
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Chocolate consumption seems to be a mainstay among US consumers. Over the five years to 2015, revenue for the Chocolate Stores industry has expanded and will continue to increase during the five years to 2020. This growth, though facilitated by high cocoa prices, will be mostly driven by rising per capita disposable income. Many consumers consider chocolates daily luxuries, in which they will indulge regardless of economic conditions. Although the majority of chocolate will be retailed at supermarkets and other retailers outside the industry, industry operators will continue to benefit from rising disposable incomes and growing demand for premium chocolates. Limited cocoa supply will also keep chocolate selling prices high, aiding industry revenue and profit.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Retailing premium chocolate products

Premium chocolate products are the largest industry offering, accounting for an estimated 52.4% of industry revenue in 2015. Premium products, also known as gourmet, prestige or luxury, are made of high-quality cocoa beans and come in a variety of flavors. Dark premium chocolate is especially popular because of its rich taste and high nutritional value, including antioxidants. Premium chocolates come in a variety of shapes and forms as well, including chocolate bars, boxes, truffles and bark, and are typically contained in special packaging.

Premium chocolates are offered at a higher price point relative to other segments and help support this industry's growth and profit margins... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Chocolate Stores Industry?

This industry includes specialty shops and boutiques that retail chocolate products to consumers. Supermarkets, department stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers and online retailers are excluded from this industry. Establishments such as coffee shops, bakeries and franchise retail establishments that sell chocolate products also are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Retailing premium chocolate productsRetailing seasonal chocolate productsRetailing other chocolate products
 
Industry Activities
Retailing premium chocolatesRetailing seasonal chocolatesRetailing nonpremium chocolates


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