Sugar & Gum Confectionery Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Sugar & Gum 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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Sugar & gum confectionery have always been in high demand, with multiple varieties and flavors hitting the shelves in the market every now and then. The quenching experience of indulging in different flavors making consumers make purchases in the sugar & gum confectionery market. Manufacturers are also investing in attractive packaging formats to enhance customer engagement, which in turn would lead to high volume sales.

Sugar & gum confectionery products are usually consumed by people from all walks of life and age groups. Ranging from individual candies to sophisticated bars, sugar & gum confectionery items have hardly witnessed sluggish demand over the past few years. Consumer preferences with respect to type of sugar & gum confectionery products differ from region to region, which is highly dependent on cost, taste preferences, culture, and several other factors.  

Sugar & Gum Confectionery Market- Notable Highlights

  • Nestlé made an official announcement of selling the business of its U.S. confectionery to Ferrero for an all-cash deal of USD 2.8 billion in 2018. This collaboration was aimed at helping Nestlé to boost its U.S. confectionery business and invest as well as innovate across a new range of product categories demonstrating growth potential.
  • The Hershey Company launched the ‘Cocoa for Good’, an initiative oriented toward sustainability and aiming to address pressing issues across prominent cocoa-growing regions. This was one-of-its-kind collaborative approach for a sustainable cocoa supply whilst ensuring solutions for various social, economic, and environmental challenges in these cocoa-producing regions.

Some of the most prominent competitors operating in the competitive landscape of global sugar & gum confectionery market include –

  • Cadbury PLC.
  • Chupa Chups SA.
  • Nestl SA
  • Kraft Foods Inc.
  • The Hershey Company
  • Ferrero SpA.
  • HARIBO Dunhills (Pontefract) PLC
  • Perfetti Van Melle S.P.A.
  • WM Wrigley JR Company
  • Lotte Confectionery Co Ltd
  • Lindt & Sprungli
  • GBO Mendelez International

Price-Sensitivity Remains a Key Sales Determinant in Sugar & Gum Confectionery Market

Price-sensitivity remains a key determining factor with far-reaching impact on consumer decision-making in the sugar & confectionery landscape. Various price promotions remain the key cornerstone to be taken into consideration by leading brands to make their products stand out across the shelves.

The consumer quest for reasonable products puts the onus on leading market players to offer compelling and unique deals to create more reasons for consumers to choose them over other brands. In the sugar & gum confectionery landscape, there are enough scope for the market players to grow by staying at the forefront of innovation and experimentation. This could possibly include offering sophisticated products with enticing flavors and captivating appeal.

Growing Reluctance toward Sugar-based Variants to Dilute Sales

The demand for sugar & gum confectionery tends to be dwindle across various regions. This deterioration of demand can be attributed to a multiple reasons, ranging from the increasing rate of global obesity pandemic to sluggishness of gum sales. Rising governmental intervention to ensure general well-being via imposition of sugar taxes is resulting in people cutting back on sugar & gum confectionery products.

Rising concerns vis-à-vis health and well-being are also predominantly responsible for decline in demand for sugar & gum confectionery. Sugar & gum confectionery remains in the spotlight for not only the sugar content, but also on account of the artificial colors and flavors used. There has been a constant clamor for replacing the artificial ingredients with natural ones, and manufacturers have also started commercializing ‘free-from’ products for boosting consumer confidence.

Asia Pacific Remains Highly Lucrative for Sugar & Gum Confectionery Brands

Consumption of sugar & gum confectionery across key countries in Asia-Pacific is likely to take off significantly, notably assisted by burgeoning middle class population, impressive economic growth, and flourishing retail industry. Developing economies, including India & China, are likely to witness substantial demand for sugar & gum confectionery products of multiple varieties and flavors. This, in turn, is likely to create sustained opportunities for sugar & gum confectionery brands to gain sizeable revenues.

Sugar & Gum Confectionery Market Segmentation

By Packaging

  • Sachets
  • Boxes
  • Wrappers
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Store Based
  • Non-Store Based

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?