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
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Demand for industry wholesaling services is primarily driven by demand for specific types of confectionery products. Trends that reduce wholesaling demand (such as wholesale bypass) generally affect the industry as a whole, with no particular impact on any certain product segment.
Chocolate is the industry's single largest product segment, accounting for just under half of total industry revenue in 2013. Chocolate includes candy bars, block chocolate and boxed chocolate. Out of these, chocolate candy bars are the most popular, generating about 21.2% of annual industry revenue. Candy bars are typically made of chocolate that enrobes a candy, fruit, nut or cookie center. The most popular varieties include Mars, Snickers, Milky Way and Twix... purchase to read more