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Candy is normally defined as a sweet created from sugar and normally mixed together with other ingredients, like dairy products, chocolate, fruit, or nuts. The term “candy” comes from an Arabic word, qandi, meaning “made of sugar”.

The U.S. Commerce Department has divided candy into two different standard categories for products: non-chocolate and chocolate. Each of the two categories is then broken down into various product types and sectors. Product typing bases off of the product’s mixture of ingredients, texture, and also the comprehensive manufacturing processes. The classification applied throughout the candy industry is loosely based off of the definitions determined by the Commerce Department, even though they can be generally much more broad.

Chocolate products always have either actual chocolate as an ingredient or a chocolate mixture that applies substitutes for certain chocolate components. Generally, butter made from milk or vegetable shortening is used to replace the more luxurious and expensive product that is cocoa butter. The chocolate category also encompasses final products like chocolate candy with infusions, panned chocolate candies, or molded chocolate candies.

Non-chocolate products are defined through the government as the entire confectionery products that do not have actual chocolate or a chocolate compound as an ingredient in the mixture. The non-chocolate category encompasses candies like hard candies, jelly beans, marshmallows, and licorice.

Candy production is mainly a seasonal business, with the majority of those involved in the market normally doubling their staffs during the winter months. Until very recently, candies made for a specific occasion or holiday – candy canes for Christmas or like in Easter with chocolate eggs, for example –were the bread and butter of specialty manufacturers. Recently, though, the major players and manufacturers have shifted into the seasonal business with specific packages for those special, important events.

Customers have turned into very health-conscious eaters and prioritize the reduction of intake in sugar, other potentially harmful ingredients, and fat. Candy manufacturers have responded by creating a wide range of sugar-free candies that, because of technological innovations in sweetening products, still provide customers the sweetness they desire. Marketers also keep looking for tasteful substitutes for the saturated fat in chocolate.

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Candy Industry Research & Market Reports

  • The 2018 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... and benchmarks you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, ... Read More

  • The 2018 Nonchocolate Confectionery Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating opportunities, forecasting, ... Read More

  • Non-Chocolate Candy: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities

    ... 12th Edition . The report analyzes the trends, challenges, opportunities, and consumer demographics influencing this important segment of the U.S. food and beverage industry. The non-chocolate candy market is examined at both the manufacturer and ... Read More

  • Candy Manufacturing

    ... nonchocolate candy. Major companies include Hershey, Mars, and Mondelez International, all based in the US; as well as Barry Callebaut and Lindt (both based in Switzerland); Ferrero (Italy); and Meiji (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Candy manufacturers ... Read More

  • Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery in South Korea

    ... Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic ... Read More

  • Chocolate Candy: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities, 12th Edition

    ... food and beverage industry. The chocolate candy market is examined at both the manufacturer and retail level. This report is the companion to Packaged Facts’ 2018 study, Non-Chocolate Candy: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities . Read More

  • Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery in Australia

    ... and Sugar Confectionery market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis ... Read More

  • Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery in Indonesia

    ... and Sugar Confectionery market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis ... Read More

  • Confectionery Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... includes the wholesale divisions of major snack manufacturers, such as PepsiCo Inc., Mars Inc. and the Hershey Co. Driven by renewed consumer spending on potato chips, chocolate candy bars and other packaged snacks, the industry ... Read More

  • Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery in Mexico

    ... and Sugar Confectionery market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis ... Read More

  • Confectionery Wholesaling in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

    ... bread. Industry operators sell products to markets such as supermarkets, speciality retail outlets and convenience stores. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. ... Read More

  • Candy Production in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... remaining consumption of sweets is increasingly shifting toward chocolate. Over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld expects demand conditions to improve slightly as operators expand sugar-free and low-calorie product lines. Operators are also expected to ... Read More

  • Sugar & Gum Confectionery in India (2018) – Market Sizes

    ... mints, hard, functional and other sugar confectionery. Market size comprises sales through all retail channels including direct to consumer. Market size for Sugar & Gum Confectionery in India is given in INR and tonne with ... Read More

  • Sugar & Gum Confectionery in South Korea (2018) – Market Sizes

    ... flavoured, mints, hard, functional and other sugar confectionery. Market size comprises sales through all retail channels including direct to consumer. Market size for Sugar & Gum Confectionery in South Korea is given in KRW and ... Read More

  • Sugar & Gum Confectionery in Thailand (2018) – Market Sizes

    ... mints, hard, functional and other sugar confectionery. Market size comprises sales through all retail channels including direct to consumer. Market size for Sugar & Gum Confectionery in Thailand is given in THB and tonne with ... Read More

  • Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing - Industry Market Research Report

    ... 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. ... Read More

  • Chewing Gums Market Trends in China

    ... manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China ... Read More

  • Confectionery (UK) - Industry Report

    ... LTD, THORNTONS LTD and KOLAK SNACK FOODS LTD. This report covers activities such as sweets, chocolate, confectionery, bakery, chocolate gifts and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. ... Read More

  • Confectionery Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... including EBRO FOOD, S.A., GRUPO IDILIA SL. and SOLEN CIKOLATA GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest ... Read More

  • Confectionery Manufacturers (SWEDEN) - Industry Report

    ... including AKTIEBOLAGET BAKELS AROMATIC, NARR KONFEKTYR AB and SOLBERGA KONFEKTYRFABRIK AKTIEBOLAG. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Confectionery Manufacturers (SWEDEN) analysis is ... Read More

  • Confectionery Manufacturers (UK) - Industry Report

    ... including MARS FOOD UK LTD, FRANK ROBERTS & SONS LTD and O.P. CHOCOLATE LTD. This report covers activities such as bakery, chocolate gifts, sweets, bakers, chocolate and includes a wealth of information on the financial ... Read More

  • Confectionery Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including YAMAZAKI BAKING CO LTD, ARCOR S.A.I.C. and BOURBON CORPORATION. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Confectionery Manufacturers (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal ... Read More

  • Confectionery Manufacturers (NORDIC) - Industry Report

    ... including ORKLA CONFECTIONERY & SNACKS NORGE AS, OY PANDA AB and SIDOG INVEST AB. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Confectionery Manufacturers ... Read More

  • Confectionery Retailers (UK) - Industry Report

    ... including WORLD OF SWEETS LTD, WHAT NEXT CANDY COMPANY LTD and KONETZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD. This report covers activities such as sweets, chocolate, printing, confectionery, personalised chocolates and includes a wealth of information on the financial ... Read More

  • Sugar & Gum Confectionery in Mexico (2018) – Market Sizes

    ... mints, hard, functional and other sugar confectionery. Market size comprises sales through all retail channels including direct to consumer. Market size for Sugar & Gum Confectionery in Mexico is given in MXN and tonne with ... Read More

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