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Candy Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Candy Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31134 | Sep 2014

Sugar rush: An increasingly health-conscious marketplace will encourage innovation

The Candy Production 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
17,762
Businesses
392
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The sweet tooth of US consumers kept candy producers resilient during the recession; the next five years will likely be marked by further growth. An increasingly health-conscious marketplace will encourage producers to adapt product lines to include sugar-free and low-sugar products. Furthermore, as the number of children aged 14 and under continues to shrink, candy producers will increasingly market their goods to adults. The industry will also look to foreign markets for growth as the domestic market becomes more saturated... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

It is moderately difficult to enter the candy production industry. A sufficient amount of capital is needed to operate. More importantly, the industry is heavily regulated by the Food and Drug Administration with respect to content, safety, packaging and labeling standards. Compliance is costly and requires the employment of high-skill chemists, technicians and legal experts. In addition, entry requires guaranteed access to raw materials. This may be difficult in the absence of established relationships with upstream markets.

A more important issue for potential entrants is the ability to succeed after entry. High competition and concentration in the industry may be discouraging, especially given the brand-loyalty and large production scale enjoyed by large incumbents... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Candy Production Industry?

The Candy Production industry produces confectionery such as breakfast bars, candied fruits, fudge, Halvah, marshmallows and toffee. Finished goods are distributed to confectionery and grocery wholesalers and retailers, who then sell the candy to households and other consumers. The industry does not produce chocolates, chocolate confectionery, ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Industry Products
Soft packaged candyHard packaged candyGum, with and without sugarCandied fruits and nuts
 
Industry Activities
Soft candy production (e.g. marshmallows and jelly candy)Hard candy production (e.g. breakfast bars)Chewing gum productionOther non-chocolate candy production


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