Bittersweet: Operators will turn to product innovation to drive demand in mature markets

The Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry has grown sluggishly over the five years to 2018, as consumers in developed markets became more attentive to sugar consumption, limiting their intake of nonchocolate candy. Although chocolate candy remains popular in both developed and emerging markets, volatile cocoa prices during the five-year period have driven operators to lower selling prices, limiting revenue from the chocolate segment. Emerging markets have become increasingly important to the industry. Rising disposable income and a growing middle class in places such as China, Brazil, India and the Middle East, have propelled discretionary demand for candy, especially chocolate, and encouraged major companies to open production facilities in those countries...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Developed markets are the most prominent industry producers and consumers, but emerging markets are growing as consumers
  • Revenue gains from the chocolate segment have been subdued due to intermittently falling cocoa prices over the five-year period
  • The growing incidence of diseases like diabetes and hypertension will cause consumers to limit their intake of sugary foods
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry has a low to moderate level of concentration, with the top five companies accounting for 37.7% of industry revenue. Over the five years to 2018, concentration has declined. However, the industry has experienced merger and acquisition activity during the period. For example, Mars Inc.'s acquisition of Wrigley significantly boosted its share of industry revenue, while Nestle SA's merger with Yinlu Foods Group early in the period gave it greater access to the Chinese market. Furthermore, the industry's leading companies have expanded their production facilities in developing countries to satisfy the growing demand for confectionery in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Specifically, Mars Inc. bui...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry are

  • Membership of an industry organization
  • Economies of scope and scale
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as GDP of the European Union and Global consumer spending in the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators purchase and process sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, nuts, fruits, emulsifiers and flavorings, to create chocolate and other confectionery products. Final industry products include chocolate, chewing gum, hard candies, marshmallows and toffee.

    Industry Products
  • Chocolate confectionery
  • Nonchocolate confectionery
  • Gum
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing chocolate confectionery
  • Manufacturing nonchocolate confectionery
  • Manufacturing chewing gum
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • GDP of the European Union
  • Global consumer spending
  • World price of cocoa
  • World price of sugar
  • Global number of people aged 15 to 34

  • Current Performance
    Consumption trendsVolatile pricesEmerging markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Health trendsEmerging economiesPrices and profit margins
  • Table: Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Bakery Goods Manufacturing
  • Global Convenience Store Chains
  • Global Supermarkets
  • Global Hotels & Resorts
  • Global Fast Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Global Milk & Cream Manufacturing
  • Global Sugar Manufacturing
  • Other Global Food Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Chocolate confectionery
  • Nonchocolate confectionery
  • Gum
  • Chart: Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Changing consumer lifestyles
  • Product innovation
  • Pricing and distribution
  • Substitutes

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Confectionery wholesalers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Hospitality trade
  • Discount stores
  • Direct to public
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Quality
  • Price
  • Distribution
  • Innovation and differentiation

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Mars Inc., Mondelez International Inc., Ferrero SpA, The Hershey Company, Nestle S.A.,
  • Table: Mars Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Mondelez International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Ferrero SpA - financial performance
  • Table: The Hershey Company - financial performance
  • Table: Nestle S.A. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of sugar (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Efs Network
  • A neutral network that provides internet-based supply-chain management products and services.
  • Fair Trade
  • Fair trade chocolate aims to better trading conditions and promotes sustainability in developing countries.
  • Organic Chocolate
  • Chocolate that is produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers and other potentially harmful chemicals.
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