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Confectionery Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Confectionery Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42445 | Oct 2016

Sweet tooth: Premium offerings and lower input prices will widen profit margins

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The Confectionery Wholesaling industry includes merchant wholesalers that distribute candy and snack products to a variety of retailers, including grocery stores, convenience stores and mass merchandisers. Driven by renewed consumer spending on potato chips, chocolate candy bars and other packaged snacks, the industry performed well over the first half of the past five years. IBISWorld expects the next five years to remain sweet for the industry. Continued economic recovery will further boost consumer spending on confectionery and snacks, especially on gourmet, premium dark chocolate and gummy candy products. Although nutritional concerns will slightly hamper growth prospects, continued development and distribution of healthier confections are likely to mitigate this threat... purchase to read more

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Savory snacks

Shipments of savory snacks account for a combined 56.9% share of the industry in 2016. This product segment includes a broad range of different snack products, including microwaveable popcorn and popcorn ingredients (i.e. oil or flavoring), potato chips, corn chips and tortilla chips; these products are estimated to represent a 49.8% share of revenue. The largest manufacturer and distributor of these products in the United States is Frito-Lay North America, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. According to retail sales data from IRI, Frito-Lay's brands accounted for almost 60.0% of all potato chips sales in 2015 (latest data available). This product segment also includes mixed and roasted nut products such as peanuts, almonds and sunflower seeds. Rea.. 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, popcorn and chips. Industry operators resell these products to supermarkets, specialty confectionery retail outlets, convenience stores and vending machine operators.

Industry Products
ChocolateCandy and chewing gumChips, popcorn and other savory snacksPackaged nuts
Industry Activities
Candy wholesalingChewing gum wholesalingPotato chips wholesalingChocolate candy wholesalingFreshly made confectionery wholesalingCorn chips and related corn snacks wholesalingFountain fruits and syrups wholesaling

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