Confectionery Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The term “confectionery” typically encompasses products such as chocolate and non-chocolate candy; gum; ice cream and frozen desserts; cookies, cakes, and pastries; and other sweet goods such as jams, jellies, and preserves. Non-chocolate candy can be a wide-ranging term classification, particularly at the international level. Marzipan, fruit-paste candies, jelly beans, marshmallows, nut brittles, toffees, and mints all are classified as non-chocolate candies.

Confectionery is sold through one of the broadest spectrums of retail channels of any food product. These channels include supermarkets, grocery stores, mass merchandisers, drugstores, convenience stores, gourmet/specialty stores (including chocolate stores, bulk candy stores, specialty food stores, kitchenware stores, and chains owned by companies that both manufacture and retail chocolate), department stores, health and natural food stores, warehouse clubs, bakeries, coffeehouses and cafés, ethnic markets, movie theaters, kiosks and tobacco stores, card and gift shops, toy stores, office supply stores, florists, transportation terminals, mail-order catalogs, online stores on the Internet, and many others, as well as vending machines and street vendors.

Confectionary sales typically peak at holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween, and confections are historically welcome as gifts and popular as self-indulgences. As a result,’s catalog of reports focusing on confectionery also includes research on the burgeoning food gifting industry, which is expected to see healthy gains through 2016 and beyond.

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Confectionery Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Ireland Chocolate Confectionery

    ... previous year’s double-digit rises. The cost-of-living crisis has forced local consumers to cut down on their chocolate confectionery consumption, with retail volumes sales declining in 2024, though to a lesser extent than was seen in ... Read More

  • The United Kingdom Chocolate Confectionery

    ... costs across the supply chain, including transportation, energy, labour and raw materials such as sugar, milk and cocoa beans, resulted in prices further soaring, and, combined with the general cost-of-living crisis, translated into another year ... Read More

  • Spain Gum

    ... the previous two years when the category was recovering from the losses seen during 2020 and 2021 when restrictions on movement and home seclusion due to the pandemic led to a sharp drop in sales. ... Read More

  • Saudi Arabia Gum

    ... return to pre-pandemic lifestyles, including work, school and social and entertainment routines. The category encompasses an ever- widening range of products, including bubble gum, chewing gum and sugar-free gum, as well as functional gums with ... Read More

  • Hong Kong, China Chocolate Confectionery

    ... Seasonal chocolate and boxed assortments tend to be strong performers during such occasions, with chocolate in Hong Kong historically considered a price-inelastic good, and often viewed as a popular gift item for holidays or an ... Read More

  • Hong Kong, China Gum

    ... the recovery phase as face-to-face social activities resumed, the category is beginning to show signs of stagnation in both value and volume terms. However, medicated confectionery has emerged as a growing competitor, as consumers seek ... Read More

  • Hong Kong, China Sugar Confectionery

    ... by heightened health awareness, local consumers are increasingly seeking convenient and healthier, yet indulgent, alternatives, prompting confectionery players to respond with innovative products. Medicated confectionery continues to sustain demand, as consumers prioritise health and wellness. ... Read More

  • Global Vegan Confectionery Market Outlook Report: Industry Size, Competition, Trends and Growth Opportunities by Region, YoY Forecasts from 2024 to 2031

    ... designed to assist stakeholders, managers, top management, and decision-makers in identifying the latest trends, growth potential, and winning strategies specific to the Vegan Confectionery market. The report evaluates key developments from 2023 to 2024 and ... Read More

  • Japan Chocolate Confectionery

    ... attributed to the premiumisation of confectionery, which began around 2016, with consumers favouring high value-added items, thus pushing up prices. Despite Japanese consumers’ sensitivity to price rises, the cost of mass-market brands had remained relatively ... Read More

  • Japan Sugar Confectionery

    ... Keeping Units (SKUs) in sugar confectionery, with new products and concepts continuously being introduced. Medicated confectionery designed for throat care is particularly popular, especially during cold seasons and pollen seasons. These products have long been ... Read More

  • Japan Gum

    ... volume terms. At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, chewing gum (the dominant category) experienced a sharp decline in sales as consumers were working remotely and wearing a mask. This led to a decline in ... Read More

  • Global Vegan Confectionery Market Growth 2024-2030

    ... Vegan Confectionery is forecast to a readjusted size of US$ million by 2030 with a CAGR of % during review period. The research report highlights the growth potential of the global Vegan Confectionery market. Vegan ... Read More

  • Global Luxury Chocolate Market Growth 2024-2030

    ... Luxury Chocolate is forecast to a readjusted size of US$ million by 2030 with a CAGR of % during review period. The research report highlights the growth potential of the global Luxury Chocolate market. Luxury ... Read More

  • Italy Chocolate Confectionery

    ... balanced by the popularity of seasonal chocolate, which is seeing the best performance, alongside chocolate with toys – with both these subcategories fitting well with seasonal and festive celebrations. Tablets is also seeing stable retail ... Read More

  • France Gum

    ... pandemic. However, while the category has continued to see healthy growth in 2024 volume sales are not expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels. Gum continues to face competition from sugar confectionery with a more natural ... Read More

  • Italy Sugar Confectionery

    ... seeing good growth in both value and volume terms, for example, while toffees, caramels and nougat is seeing a small value growth but a volume decline. These variables are dependent on the levels of popularity ... Read More

  • France Sugar Confectionery

    ... boosted by the revival of children’s birthday parties and other social occasions, which has led some consumers to embrace sugar confectionery as an affordable treat for their kids. In addition, with the French economy remaining ... Read More

  • South Korea Sugar Confectionery

    ... to see one of the strongest growth rates in sugar confectionery in South Korea in 2024, particularly benefiting from the increase in outdoor activities and the gradual recovery of dining out. Consumer spending patterns indicate ... Read More

  • South Korea Chocolate Confectionery

    ... influenced by broader market trends and changing consumer behaviours. One of the most significant trends impacting the category is the heightened emphasis on health and wellness. Younger consumers, particularly those aged 20-40, are increasingly focused ... Read More

  • Italy Gum

    ... era of the pandemic restrictions and therefore gum suffered losses during this time. As such, the recovery of social interactions and a stronger return to workplaces means more consumers are using gum to both freshen ... Read More

  • France Chocolate Confectionery

    ... production costs to the consumer. Indulgence has long maintained the category but in 2023 many consumers opted for cheaper products and as a result chocolate confectionery saw a decline in volume sales. Sales were also ... Read More

  • South Korea Gum

    ... 2023 following the end of the pandemic, and growth is set to be maintained in 2024. However, the post-pandemic period has seen strong growth due to the effect of a lower base, with comparison with ... Read More

  • China Gum

    ... bubble gum saw the same trend of decline followed by rebound. However, the upward trend in bubble gum was stronger in 2023, and this trend is expected to continue in 2024, primarily due to two ... Read More

  • China Chocolate Confectionery

    ... evolve in terms of textures and tastes. First, the variety of formats of chocolate confectionery has expanded, with 2024 seeing the introduction of chocolate containing popping candy, and chocolate paired with freeze-dried yoghurt cubes for ... Read More

  • China Sugar Confectionery

    ... maintained in 2024. With increasing consumer health consciousness post-pandemic, there is growing demand for sugar confectionery with health benefits. Consumers are more inclined to choose products that are low in sugar or sugar-free, made with ... Read More

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