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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Confectionery Wholesaling industry has a low level of concentration, with no industry player accounting for more than 5.0% of total industry revenue. Most industry firms are small, local wholesalers who lack a national presence and therefore do not benefit from significant economies of scale. Manufacturers' sales branches and offices, which are confectionery producers with distribution divisions of their own, also generate a significant portion of industry revenue. Merger and acquisition activity has encouraged concentration somewhat in the past five years, with the total number of industry firms decreasing at an annual average rate of 2.0% to 1,694 firms in 2013... 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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