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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Godiva Godiva market share
See's Candies See's Candies market share
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Chocolate Stores industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. IBISWorld expects industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the economy, to increase an annualized 4.2% in the 10 years to 2020. By contrast, US GDP is expected to grow an annualized 2.5% over the period. The industry's contribution to the economy is growing because of a combination of rising disposable incomes in the aftermath of recovery and rising cocoa and chocolate prices. Contribution to the economy is expected to stabilize once these factors moderate.

Other industry characteristics are more reflective of maturity. Chocolate stores have developed few new services and generally differentiate themselves by the quality of products and prices that they offer... 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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