Confectionery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Confectionery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42445 | Dec 2013

Sweet outlook: The industry will cater to changing consumer tastes with healthier offerings

IBISWorld’s Confectionery Wholesaling 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite increasing concerns about health and nutrition, confectionery wholesaling is expected to grow over the next five years. A number of positive factors will cause candy consumption to rise, including population growth and product innovation, such as the introduction of healthier confectionery goods. Additionally, as disposable income levels grow, consumers will be more likely to purchase premium and more expensive candy... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entering the Confectionery Wholesaling industry are low although the cost of attaining specialized distribution facilities capable of preserving products' freshness may be costly. If firms are unable to afford initial capital investments, such as warehouses and delivery trucks, they will not be able to enter the industry. However, there are no licensing requirements, government regulations or resource constraints that prevent firms from entering this industry.

Some incumbent firms have strong relationships with independent retailers and mass merchandisers. To compete, firms entering the industry need to discount products and expend large sums on product promotion. While this is not a barrier to entry, it may hamper the success of new entrants. .. purchase to read more


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What is the Confectionery Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in the this industry primarily wholesale a range of chocolate and nonchocolate candy, in addition to a range of savory snacks, such as nuts and chips. Industry firms sell these products to supermarkets, specialty confectionery retail outlets, convenience stores and vending machine operators.

Industry Products
Chocolate candy barsBlock chocolateBoxed chocolateRoasted nuts and popcornPotato chips, corn chips and pretzelsChewing gumOther non-chocolate confectionsOther chocolate products
Industry Activities
Candy wholesalingCheese confections (e.g., curls and puffs) wholesalingChewing gum wholesalingChips (e.g., corn, potato) wholesalingChocolate candy wholesalingConfectionery wholesalingCorn chips and related corn snacks wholesalingFountain fruits and syrups wholesaling

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