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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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

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


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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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