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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entering the Confectionery Wholesaling industry are low, although the cost of attaining specialized distribution facilities capable of preserving products' freshness may be costly. If potential entrants are unable to afford initial capital investments, such as warehouses and delivery trucks, they will not be able to enter the industry. However, there are few burdensome licensing requirements, government regulations or resource constraints that prevent businesses from entering this industry.
Some incumbent distributors have strong relationships with independent retailers and mass merchandisers... purchase to read more