Confectionery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Confectionery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42445 | Nov 2015

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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The Confectionery Wholesaling industry has a moderate level of concentration in which the largest four companies, including the wholesale distribution offices of major candy and snack manufacturers (formally known as MSBOs), are expected to generate 60.7% of total industry revenue in 2015. The level of concentration among operators that both manufacture and distribute is much higher than market share concentration among operators that simply redistribute confectioneries from manufacturers to retailers. In particular, the four largest manufacturing and distributing operators, which are PepsiCo (Frito-Lay North America) Mars Co, The Hershey Company and Nestle, hold a combined 57.3% share of the entire industry and over 81.5% of the MSBO category... 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
ChocolateCandy and chewing gumChips, popcorn and other packaged snacks
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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