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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 | Mar 2013

Sweet stability: Innovation and widespread acceptance will keep 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
Lindt & Sprungli Inc. Lindt & Sprungli Inc. market share
See's Candies See's Candies market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$895m
Annual Growth 08-13
3.4%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
10,659
Businesses
2,133
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Chocolate Stores industry is a mature one, providing widely accepted chocolate products to downstream consumers. Revenue growth is determined by demand from households, which is ultimately driven by consumer spending and preferences. During the five years to 2013, industry revenue has grown at an estimated average annual rate of 3.4% to $895.3 million, including anticipated growth of 3.8% in 2013. Sustained, albeit nominal, increases in disposable income have underpinned growth. The recession that started in 2008 and continued through 2009 only marginally hindered the industry, causing revenue to contract a slight 0.5% in 2008.

Consumers regard chocolate products as small, yet affordable luxuries.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Chocolate consumption seems to be a mainstay among US consumers. According to the International Cocoa Organization, Americans eat more chocolate by volume than any country. Over the five years to 2013, industry revenue has expanded, growing at an estimated average annual rate of 3.4% to $895.3 million, including expected growth of about 3.8% during 2013.

Demand remains steady

Demand for industry products depends on several factors, including per capita disposable income and sugar and sweetener consumption. Other factors include purchase costs and external competition. Disposable income has increased, albeit nominally, over the past five years... 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
Premium productsSeasonal and boxed productsNon-premium products
 
Industry Activities
Retailing nonpremium chocolate goodsRetailing premium chocolate goodsRetailing organic chocolate goods


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