Chocolate Confectionery Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Chocolate Confectionery Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : October, 2020 | Food and Beverages | PPT format

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Chocolate Confectionery Market Introduction

The confectionery industry is broadly segmented into two categories – bakers’ confectionery and sugar confectionery. Chocolate confectionery involves sugar confections, in which the primary ingredient is chocolate. Depending on the types of chocolates, such as dark chocolates, milk chocolates, and white chocolates, various innovative types of chocolate confections are being introduced by leading players in the chocolate confectionery market.

Chocolate Confectionery Market – Notable Developments

  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery, world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate confectionery, announced its new cocoa sustainability strategy in September 2018. Company’s new plan – Cocoa for Generations – for overhauling its cocoa supply chain creates a pathway for cocoa-growing communities and smallholder cocoa farmers to thrive. The company also announced an investment of US$1 billion over the span of a decade and its goal to have 100% of its cocoa in chocolate confectionery to be responsibly traceable and sourced globally by 2025.
  • Mondelez International, Inc. is another American chocolate confectionery company to have announced that its chocolate brand ‘Milka’ will join sustainable cocoa sourcing program by the company to source all its cocoa sustainably over time. Through the Cocoa Life program, the company aims to reach over 200 thousand farmers and more than one million people by 2022.
  • Ferrero Group, another leading player in the chocolate confectionery market – announced in January 2018 that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Nestlé’s confectionery business in the United States (U.S.) for US$ 2.8 billion. The company also announced that it will acquire more than twenty chocolate confectionery brands in the U.S., including BabyRuth®, Butterfinger®, Wonka®, Raisinets®, and 100Grand®, and Nestlé’s U.S. chocolate confectionery facilities in Bloomington, Illinois, Franklin Park and Itasca, to expand its presence in the U.S. markets on a greater scale. 

Some of the most prominent competitors operating in the competitive landscape of global chocolate confectionery market include –

  • Lotte Confectionery Co. Ltd.
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • Grupo Arcor
  • Ferrero SpA
  • The Hershey Company
  • Lindt & Sprüngli AG
  • Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.
  • Mars Incorporated
  • Delfi Limited
  • Mondelez International, Inc.
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Chocolate Confectionery Market Dynamics 

Rapid Retail Market Expansion is Powering the Chocolate Confectionery Market

The chocolate confectionery market is gaining momentum as a wide range of chocolate confections are vended through multiple distribution channels, such as supermarkets, grocery stores, hypermarkets, online stores, convenience stores, forecourt retailers, and specialty confectionery stores. The global retail industry is undergoing explosive modernization with increasing investments in developing markets, such as chocolate confectionery market.

Thereby, lucrative opportunities in the retail industry are acting as a marketing tool for chocolate confectionery market players, enabling them to build a premium brand image and increasing brand exposure to a wide consumer base. This is expected to complement growth of the chocolate confectionery market in the upcoming years. 

Increasing Use of Unique and Unusual Ingredients – An Emerging Trend in the Chocolate Confectionery Market

Increasing growth of the confectionery industry as well as the chocolate industry is making chocolate confectionery market an intensely competitive market. Leading players in the chocolate confectionery market are adopting product innovation strategies to introduce unique flavors and ingredients in chocolate confections.

Consumers are willing to try new flavors and types of chocolate confections and this is encouraging chocolate confectionery market players to beyond the usual flavors and experiment with unusual ingredients, such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, and cereals. Innovation in the variety of ingredients used in chocolate confections, apart from chocolates, is likely to emerge as a popular trend among a majority of players in the chocolate confectionery market in the coming future. 

Innovative Advertising Strategies by Market Leaders Are Giving the Chocolate Confectionery Market a New Direction

While the chocolate confectionery market is witnessing incremental growth with burgeoning demand, the heavy impact of advertising on the target consumer base is encouraging chocolate confectionery market players to come up with innovative promotional strategies. Leading players in the chocolate confectionery market are conducting many product promotional and marketing activities among their target consumer groups to improve the outreach of their products.

Furthermore, a mounting number of players in the chocolate confectionery market are adopting the strategy using appealing packaging to attract a larger consumer base. Moreover, conducting branding activities and innovative promotional events on a large scale is expected to augur well for stakeholders in the chocolate confectionery market. In order to ensure the appropriate impact of their advertising and promotional strategies, leading players in the chocolate confectionery market are closely monitoring changing end-user or consumer behavior patterns, which is giving the chocolate confectionery market a new direction. 

Chocolate Confectionery Market Segmentation

Based on the product types, the chocolate confectionery market is segmented into,

  • Dark Chocolate Confectionery
    • Semi-sweet Chocolate
    • Bitter Chocolate
    • Other Dark Chocolates
  • Milk Chocolate Confectionery
  • White Chocolate Confectionery
  • Organic Chocolate Confectionery
  • Nut Chocolate Confectionery
  • Chocolate Creams

Based on the end products, the chocolate confectionery market is segmented into

  • Chocolate with Toys
  • Countlines
  • Chocolate Lollipops
  • Straightlines
  • Bagged Selflines/Softlines
  • Novelties
  • Boxed
  • Seasonal Chocolates
  • Molded Bars & Tablets
  • Alfajores
  • Others

Based on distribution channels, the chocolate confectionery market is segmented into

  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Club Stores
  • Drug Stores
  • Confectionery Specialists/Shops
  • Online Retail
  • Discounters/Dollar Stores
  • Independent Small Grocers
  • Health and Beauty Retailers
  • Other Distribution Channels

This study provides a particularized anatomy according to the L.E.A.P mechanism

  • Latest trends and cardinal growth prospects
  • Existing and future insights in growth
  • Ascensions in technology
  • Pain points

The regional analysis offers market assays across:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study, prepared through the L.E.A.P mechanism adds a dimension of infallibility and assures precise information on all the growth dynamics.

Latest Trends and Cardinal Growth Prospects

The study assists in burnishing the knowledge of the stakeholder in terms of the emerging trends. The study provides an expansive coverage on the latest developments and novel profit-yielding sources that augur well with the market. A dedicated and determined team of experts conduct an out-and-out research on diverse aspects to offer ultimate breakthroughs in the market.

Existing and Future Insights in Growth

The interfusion of ubiquitous primary and secondary research through modern tools invites perfection and accuracy in every aspect. Primary research is circumspectly conducted through exhaustive interactions and interviews of experts. These valuable opinions are then neatly inducted in the report to allow the stakeholder for reaping the benefits. A treasure of secondary data is extracted via famed paid sources, yearly estimates and statements, renowned journals, and government documents. These sources assist in creating a robust database comprising existing and subsequent growth dynamics.

Ascensions in Technology

Diverse technological advancements and cutting-edge innovations in the market have been covered in this study to assist the stakeholder in research and development activities. Recent upgrades have also been added in the study, thus helping the stakeholder to paint the strokes of growth on the canvas of the market.

Pain Points

The study presents a plethora of challenges and obstacles that can hinder the growth of the market to allow the stakeholder to prepare their strategies accordingly.

The world ushered in the new decade with the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has damaged the growth prospects of several businesses and has crippled the entire economy. The study is in tandem with the changing dynamics of the market due to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. The study focuses on the coronavirus pandemic and analyses every aspect that impacts the growth positively or negatively.

An aerial perspective of the regions covered in this study enables the stakeholder to design strategies accordingly. The 360-degree assessment of every aspect associated with growth offers information on a rainbow of growth opportunities available across the market.

The exhaustive study motivates the stakeholder to take the 'LEAP' of faith and achieve success!

This report is the key to questions such as:

What are the prominent factors that will help in reshaping the market growth?

Which trends have the potential to bring expansive growth for the market?

What are the necessary strategies to overcome the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Which regions will emerge as champion growth contributors for the market?

Which aspects will serve as game-changers for the market?

What are the latest innovations in the market?

Which factors will hinder the growth of the market?