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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

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
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry for chocolate retailers are relatively low. New entrants may have difficulty competing with established retailers who have achieved a reputation for quality and brand name recognition. However, the lack of a proven quality from smaller-scale operators and lack of market dominance may encourage new store retailers to enter this industry by creating an easier avenue to attract and maintain a market share. Moreover, operators planning to enter this industry are not particularly constrained by the capital investment required to open a store, as the entry costs of a retail store are relatively cheaper than other industries... 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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