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Confectionery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Confectionery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42445 | Dec 2014

Sweet tooth: Premium offerings and lower input prices will widen profit margins

IBISWorld’s Confectionery Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$48bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
56,029
Businesses
1,847
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Sustained demand for confectioneries helped this industry achieve a swift recovery from the recession, even while volatile input prices at the manufacturing level dampened profit margins. Operators in the Confectionery Wholesaling industry benefited from rapidly rising demand for premium products such as dark chocolate, which have grown in importance as increased health consciousness among consumers cuts into sales of traditional candies. This trend is expected to continue in the next five years, with wholesalers increasingly relying on sales of high-margin chocolates and candies, which are moving into the mainstream from the shelves of niche specialty shops... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

America's sweet tooth allowed the Confectionery Wholesaling industry to bounce back from some bitter challenges over the past five years. Low disposable income during the recession forced consumers to cut back on discretionary purchases like confectionery products. Increasingly health-conscious consumers were also wary of eating the sugar-rich and high-fat snacks the industry wholesales. Producers responded with healthier product developments backed by aggressive advertising and promotional campaigns to bolster demand. Greater consumer awareness surrounding the health benefits of eating dark chocolate was a boon to the industry, while new growth segments, such as organic, fair-trade and gelatin-free products, emerged in light of concerns about ethics, obesity and taste... 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, popcorn and chips. Industry operators resell these products to supermarkets, specialty confectionery retail outlets, convenience stores and vending machine operators.

Industry Products
Milk ChocolateDark and premium chocolateNon-chocolate candyMixed, roasted nutsPopcorn, potato and corn chipsChewing gum, mints and breath fresheners
 
Industry Activities
Candy wholesalingChewing gum wholesalingPotato chips wholesalingChocolate candy wholesalingFreshly made confectionery wholesalingCorn chips and related corn snacks wholesalingFountain fruits and syrups wholesaling


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