Confectionery Market Report
Confectionery Market by Type (Chocolate Confectionery, Sugar Confectionery, and Gum & Candies), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets, Bakeries, Convenience stores, Online, and Others) and Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027
Global Confectionery Market Analysis
The global confectionery market is predicted to garner $227.4 billion in the 2020–2027 timeframe, growing from $189.9 billion in 2019 at a healthy CAGR of 3.7%.
Strategic alliances among market players along with the launching of innovative confectioneries to meet changing consumer demands, is expected to accelerate the growth of the confectionery market.
However, rising awareness of harmful effects of consuming foods with high sugar content like confectioneries is a growth-restricting factor for the market.
According to the regional analysis of the market, the Asia-Pacific confectionery market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% by generating a revenue of $60 billion in 2027 during the review period.
Confectionery involves food items that are rich in carbohydrates and sugars. It includes a wide range of products such as cookies, chocolates, bars, mints, gummies, and others. Confectioneries are mostly popular as welcome gifts and as well as in celebration such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Halloween, among others.
Impact Analysis of COVID-19 on the Global Confectionery Market
The novel coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on several industries and the confectionery market has been found to experience slow growth during this period. Confectionery industry is intensely affected by the pandemic because the consumption, global trade, production, and manufacturing have all come to a halt. Moreover, reduction in household incomes could translate into lower demand for confectioneries in terms of consumptions. All such factors and close down of restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, and offices have had an adverse impact on the global confectionery demand.
In addition to this, several companies, with their strategic steps, are helping the society to recover from the chaotic situation that COVID-19 has brought with itself. For instance, in March 2020, Mondelēz International Inc., multinational confectionery company in America, announced that they are working on production lines to remain operational during the pandemic and their distributional channel will work efficiently while following all the government guidelines to serve the demands of the public. The above-stated support extended to the society and other company developments, amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Increasing Popularity of Sugar-free Confectioneries to Surge the Market Growth
The global confectionery industry is witnessing massive growth mainly due to increasing demand for convenient alternatives for sugar-loaded carbohydrates such as sugar-free confections. Moreover, changing lifestyles and health concern such as diabetes, obesity will increase the demand for foods that are high in nutritional value with lower fats and carbohydrates. Such key factors may surge the demand for sugar-free confectioneries and accelerate the growth of global confectionery market.
Moreover, leading market players are adopting various strategies like product innovation for the people with diabetes and those with health consciousness. For example, in April 2018, The Hershey Company, America based chocolate and cocoa products company, announced that their sugar-free confectioneries such as chocolate candy, gums, mints and pastries are trending, as they are using natural sugars from fruits and vegetables, such as polyglucitol and maltitol instead of sugar. Such type of initiatives by manufacturers to use natural sweeteners in confectioneries, may boost the global market for confectionery.
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High Cost of Raw material in Confectioneries to Restrain the Market Growth
The high cost of raw materials such as sugar, cocoa butter, almonds, vanilla and other raw material needed for producing confectionery items is expected to restrain the growth of the global market during the forecast period.
Prominence of Organic Chocolates in the Market to Create Massive Investment Opportunities
The global confectionery market is growing at a very fast pace due to increasing appeals of snacking that are healthier, tastier and more convenient to eat, will rise the trend of organic chocolates consumption. Also, increasing urbanization with trend of gifting confectionery products will drive the global confectionery market. Moreover, key players involved in the confectionary offer product variation and innovations to attract customers. For instance, Barry Callebaut, world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced in February 2020, that they have launched ‘Milk Chocolate’, it is 100% dairy free chocolate with plant-based indulgence. It is specially designed for the people with preference of healthy confectioneries. These factors are expected to contribute to the market growth globally.
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Global Confectionery Market, by Type
Based on type, the market has been divided into chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery, and gum & candies of which the chocolate confectionery sub-segment is projected to generate the maximum revenue as well as it is predicted to show the fastest growth.
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The chocolate confectionery sub-segment is predicted to have a dominating as well as the fastest growing market in the global market and is expected to register a revenue of $126.5 billion during the forecast period. Chocolate confectioneries are widely consumed and are the most preferred confectioneries across the world, by almost all the age groups. Moreover, gifting chocolate confectioneries are trending as they are important part of the festivals in U.S. The consumption of confectionery such as chocolate treats is associated with many festivals, events, and holidays all over the year such as Halloween, Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Furthermore, according to a recent press release on Mar 2021, by NCA (National Confectioners Association), more than 87% of the people in Easter celebration use themed and seasonal chocolates and approximately half of the Americans loves to consume chocolates as their favorite Easter treats. These type of elements and figures may bolster the growth of segment during the forecast period.
Global Confectionery Market, by Distribution Channel:
Based on distribution channel type the analysis has been divided into supermarkets/ hypermarkets, bakeries, convenience stores, online, and others. Out of these, online sub-segment is predicted to have the fastest growth and supermarkets/ hypermarkets sub-segment is anticipated to garner the maximum revenue share in the global market.
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The online sub-segment of the global confectionery market is predicted to have rapid growth and it is expected to surpass $15 billion by 2027, with an increase from $10.3 billion in 2019 owing to increasing working professionals and busy lifestyles; most of the people find it convenient to order confectioneries online. Moreover, online platforms offer a wide range of discounts on online purchase of confectionery for attracting more customers. Furthermore, buying confectioneries online are gaining popularity due to ease of ordering products within less time. For instance, Hershey, American multinational food company, announced on April 2020, that they have experienced higher growth in their online businesses and it was 60% in January and February versus 120% in March 2020. All such factors is expected to flourish the global confectionery market in upcoming years.
The supermarkets/hypermarkets sub-segment is predicted to have a leading market share in confectioneries globally and it is forecast to register a revenue of $92.4 billion during the analysis timeframe owing to availability of diverse range of confectioneries in the supermarket, freedom of selection, and other facilities are expected to increase the sales of confectioneries in supermarkets. Furthermore, shopping in supermarkets offers customers to buy quality goods at affordable and lower prices. Such factors may create huge opportunities for the sub-segment throughout the forecast period.
Global Confectionery Market, Regional Insights:
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The Market for Confectionery in Europe to be the Most Dominant
The Europe confectionery market accounted $77.1 billion in 2019 and is projected to register a revenue of $86.9 billion by 2027. The extensive growth of the European confectionery market is mainly driven by the presence of largest manufacturer of cocoa beans across the region. In addition to this, confectionery platform providers operating in Europe are following strategic collaborations to achieve novel technological innovation and acquire a prominent position in the marketplace. For instance, Ferrero International, manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery in Italy, announced that they have acquired Nestle’s U.S confectionery business and it will include more than 20 brans of confectioneries including SweetTarts, BabyRuth, Butterfinger, Crunch, and others. The main aim of the acquisition is to expand Ferrero’s premium confectioneries internationally. These factors will ultimately drive the demand in the European confectionery market across the globe.
The Market for Confectionery in Asia-Pacific to be the Fastest Growing
The share of Asia-Pacific confectionery market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% by registering a revenue of $60 billion by 2027. The growth shall be a result of increasing disposable incomes and growing retail market in Asian countries such as India and China. Also, innovation in products, joint ventures, and private-public strategic alliances will spur the confectionery market size in the foreseeable future. For instance, in June 2019, Cadbury, multinational confectionery company in UK and Mondelez, a multinational confectionery and food company in US, announced that they have launched a new milky bar that has 30% less sugar than normal milky bar in India. Such initiatives and company development may further surge the growth of market, during the analysis timeframe.
Competitive Scenario in the Global Confectionery Market
Product launches and mergers & acquisitions are common strategies followed by major market players.
Source: Research Dive Analysis
Some of the leading confectionery market players are Mars, Incorporated, The Hershey Company, Nestlé S.A., Mondelez International, Inc., Ferrero Group, Meiji Co., Ltd., , Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, pladis Global, Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. and Haribo GmbH & Co. K.G.
Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for the Global Confectionery Market:
- Bargaining Power of Suppliers: The suppliers in the confectionaries can affect the market in terms of quality and price. Several companies in confectioneries faces higher cost of raw material. Therefore, companies are working on backward integration of one or more of their suppliers. Thus, there is moderate threat from the suppliers.
Thus, the bargaining power suppliers is moderate.
- Bargaining Power of Buyers: Buyers have huge bargaining power; they demand best products at low prices. This increases the pressure on the confectionery providers to offer the best product in a cost-effective way. Thus, buyers can freely choose the best product that best fits their preference.
Thus, the bargaining power of the buyers is high.
- Threat of New Entrants: Companies in confectionary are dominated by well globalized brands such as Ferrero Rocher, Hershey, Nestle, Mars & Wrigley, and Cadbury. Therefore, entrance of new company is very difficult as these companies are implementing various effective strategies such as offering discounts and value propositions.
Thus, the threat of the new entrants is less.
- Threat of Substitutes: There is a huge array of products available like flavored yoghurts in the world that suit the sweet palette of people and can be switched with confectioneries. Moreover, people are always eager to try new products and switching is easier than expected.
Hence, threat of substitutes is relatively high.
- Competitive Rivalry in the Market: The competitive rivalry among industry leaders is rather intense, especially between the global players including Ferrero Rocher, Hershey, Nestle, Mars & Wrigley, and Cadbury. These companies are launching their value-added services in the international market and strengthening the footprint worldwide.
Therefore, competitive rivalry in the market is high.
Historical Market Estimations
Base Year for Market Estimation
Forecast Timeline for Market Projection
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA
Segmentation by Type
Segmentation by Distribution Channel
Key Companies Profiled
Q1. What is the size of the global confectionery market?
A. The size of the global confectionery market was over $189.9 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $227.4billion by 2027.
Q2. Which are the major companies in the confectionery market?
A. Mars, Incorporated, The Hershey Company and Nestle, are some of the key players in the global confectionery market.
Q3. Which region, among others, possesses greater investment opportunities in the near future?
A. The Asia-Pacific region possesses great investment opportunities for investors to witness the most promising growth in the future.
Q4. What will be the growth rate of the Asia-Pacific confectionery market?
A. Asia Pacific confectionery market is anticipated to grow at 4.8% CAGR during the forecast period.
Q5. What are the strategies opted by the leading players in this market?
A. Technological development and strategic partnerships are the key strategies opted by the operating companies in this market.
Q6. Which companies are investing more on R&D practices?
A. Mars, Incorporated, The Hershey Company and Nestle are investing more on R&D activities for developing new products and technologies.
1.2.Real time insights and validation
1.4.Assumptions and forecast parameters
2.2.By type trends
2.3.By distribution channel trends
3.1.Market segmentation & definitions
3.2.1.Top investment pockets
3.2.2.Top winning strategies
3.3.Porter’s five forces analysis
3.3.1.Bargaining power of consumers
3.3.2.Bargaining power of suppliers
3.3.3.Threat of new entrants
3.3.4.Threat of substitutes
3.3.5.Competitive rivalry in the market
3.8.2.by distribution channel type
3.9.Market value chain analysis
3.9.1.Stress point analysis
3.9.2.Raw material analysis
3.9.4.Distribution channel analysis
220.127.116.11.Raw material suppliers
4.Confectionery Market, by Type
4.1.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
4.1.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
4.2.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
4.2.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
4.3.Gum & Candies
4.3.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
4.3.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
5.Confectionery Market, by distribution channel
5.1.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
5.1.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
5.2.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
5.2.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
5.3.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
5.3.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
5.4.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
5.4.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
5.5.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2019-2027
5.5.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
6.Confectionery Market, by Region
6.1.1.Market size and forecast, by type, 2019-2027
6.1.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
6.1.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2019-2027
6.1.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
6.2.1.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
6.2.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
6.2.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2019-2027
6.2.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
6.2.10.Rest of Europe
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
6.3.1.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
6.3.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
6.3.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2019-2027
6.3.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
6.3.8.Rest of Asia Pacific
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
6.4.1.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
6.4.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
6.4.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2019-2027
6.4.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Type, 2019-2027
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2019-2027
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2019 & 2027
7.1.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.2.The Hershey Company
7.2.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.3.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.4.Mondelez International, Inc.
7.4.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.5.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.6.Meiji Co., Ltd.
7.6.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.7.Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
7.7.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.8.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.9.Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.
7.9.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.10.Haribo GmbH & Co. K.G.
7.10.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
One of the most popular food items all around the world are usually sweet treats of any kind. Confectioneries are sweets that contain a lot of sugar and carbohydrates and come in the form of mints, gummies, cookies and chocolates. They are also presented to people as gifts on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and even festivals such as Valentines, Halloween, and Christmas. Halloween is one of the popular occasions known for the tradition where children dress up in costumes and go door to door collecting a variety of candy.
Today, the options of confectionery are endless and continue to grow in terms of both flavour and variety.
COVID-19 Impact on the Global Confectionery Market
The pandemic that started in 2020 spelled disaster for many organizations and businesses which was mainly due to the disruption of the supply chain. The confectionery market was affected in terms of lower demand. With lockdowns all over the world, restaurants, coffee shops and entire industries has to shut down. This had a slight effect on the market, but the constant production and availability of stock, made it easier for the market to stay afloat in times of crisis.
Key Developments in the Industry
Every industry has experts who are working tirelessly to enhance the presence of the market by making research a primary part of their work. Many companies are constantly innovating to ensure the best in terms of customer satisfaction.
One such organization is the Cargill, a Minnesota bases global food organization. They are also known for their supply of cocoa and chocolate along with coatings, fillings, and butter. In June 2020, the company announced that they have planned to launch one of their first manufacture operations in India. They plan to produce over 10,000 tons of chocolate compounds which will assist in meeting the rising demand for more chocolate items in Asia.
Similarly in October 2020, two organizations came up with entirely new yet different products that are expected to boost their popularity even further. The globally renowned brand, Ferrero Group’s Indian base, Ferrero India recently launched a new product known as Ferrero Rocher Moments. This package contains a mix variety of chocolates belonging to the brand and is meant to be used for premium gifting purposes. The festive pack is especially created for the Indian consumers and works perfectly for moments of celebrations with loved ones.
Around the same time, Dream Pops, a Los Angeles bases dairy brand known for their desserts, launched Vegan Chocolate Bites to transform the frozen confectionery market. With many people looking for such options, Dreams Pops boasts of a variety of flavours in their frozen foods. They are also plant based, and free of dairy, soy based ingredients and gluten as well. The primary ingredient used in the making of their desserts is coconut milk, which also adds a distinctive flavour to their products. This is predicted to be a hit among consumers and many people have allergies triggered by some ingredients and many are also lactose intolerant.
Forecast Analysis of the Global Confectionery Market
The latest report published by Research Dive, states that the global confectionery market is set to garner a significant revenue of $227.4 million at a steady CAGR of 3.7% from 2020-2027. The Asia-Pacific Region has become of the fastest growing market for confectioneries in the world. This rise is due to production of innovative products as well as strategic initiatives between companies. This is expected to push the growth rate even further in the future. The only restricting factor in the market is that overconsumption of these sweets can be harmful to the human body in the long as higher sugar levels can adversely affect the body. Many globally known organizations such as Mars Incorporated, Mondelez International Inc, Meiji Co., Ltd, Pladis Globa, Haribo GmbH & Co. K.G, The Hershey Company, Ferrero Group, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli AG, and Nestle S.A are working on even greater growth of the market by participating in mergers, product launches, and partnerships.
The confectionery market is one of those industries that is everlasting as people of every age group consume them. It remains in high demand all year and even more during festivities making one of the most popular markets among people.