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

IBISWorld’s Chocolate Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Godiva Godiva market share
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Locations Chapter

The spread of establishments within the Chocolate Stores industry is concentrated mostly throughout the West and Mid-Atlantic regions, generally corresponding with high demand for premium chocolate products and higher-than-average disposables income. The West and the Mid-Atlantic regions include a number of cities with a high wealth concentration such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City. These cities also attract millions of tourists a year, many of whom spend lavishly on luxury foods such as premium chocolates. In fact, the two states with the highest number of Chocolate Stores establishments are California and New York. Overall, The West region is home to 21.5% of all establishments while the Mid-Atlantic is home to 21.3% of all establishments... purchase to read more


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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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