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This Key Note Market Update examines the confectionery industry in the UK. In 2013 the market continued its pattern of year-on-year growth rising in value by 4.1% from 2012.

Executive Summary

This Key Note Market Update examines the confectionery industry in the UK. In 2013 the market continued its pattern of year-on-year growth rising in value by 4.1% from 2012.

This figure is based on the combined sales of both chocolate and sugar confectionery which are both analysed individually and in-depth in this Market Update. The former remains the dominant contributor to total market value based on the popularity and variety of the four subsectors. Of these single-serve countlines sold in individual or multipack formats remain the most valuable subsector in terms of sales. Yet boxed chocolates and sharing bags as well as blocks and moulded bars offer a multitude of increasingly popular products. Sugar confectionery on the other hand is led by the fruit sweets subsector which offers a popular alternative to chocolate particularly among younger demographics. Demand for other sugar confectionery as well as chewing gum bubble gum and mints is less substantial partially explaining why sugar confectionery as a whole is unable to compete with volume sales of chocolate confectionery in the UK market.

Inflation is continuing to threaten sales and alter buyer behaviour despite the onset of a gradual economic recovery. High prices particularly in relation to chocolate are being driven by increased global demand from rapidly developing countries such as the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In contrast sugar has been in excess supply for years but low global trade prices have forced mass...


Introduction & Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Chocolate Confectionery
Sugar Confectionery
1. Executive Summary
2. What’s KEY in the Market?
KEY DRIVERS
MARKET TRENDS
Consumption Trends
Table 2.1: UK Consumption of Confectionery by Type (average grams per person per week), 2010-2014
Figure 2.1: UK Consumption of Confectionery by Type (average grams per person per week), 2010-2014
Price Inflation
Table 2.2: Average Annual Consumer Price Index for Sugar, Jam, Syrups, Chocolate and Confectionery (index 2005=100), 2010-2014
Figure 2.2: Average Annual Consumer Price Index for Sugar, Jam, Syrups, Chocolate and Confectionery (index 2005=100), 2010-2014
New Product Developments
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Table 2.3: UK Economic Trends (000, £m, %, million and £), 2010-2014
MARKET POSITION
Table 2.4: Total UK Consumer Expenditure on Sugar, Confectionery and Ice Cream and All Food (£m and %), 2010-2014
Figure 2.3: Total UK Consumer Expenditure on Sugar, Confectionery and Ice Cream and All Food (£m), 2010-2014
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
3. Market Size, Segmentation & Forecasts
MARKET SIZE & SEGMENTATION
The Total Market
Table 3.1: The Total UK Market for Confectionery by Sector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2010-2014
Figure 3.1: The Total UK Market for Confectionery by Sector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2010-2014
Market Sectors
Chocolate Confectionery
Table 3.2: The UK Chocolate Confectionery Sector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp and %), 2010-2014
Table 3.3: The UK Chocolate Confectionery Sector by Subsector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp and %), 2014
Sugar Confectionery
Table 3.4: The UK Sugar Confectionery Sector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp and %), 2010-2014
Table 3.5: The UK Sugar Confectionery Sector by Subsector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp and %), 2014
FORECASTS
Future Trends
Falling Consumption Per Capita
Increasing Influence of Online Marketing and Sales
Demand for Premium Confectionery
Future Economic Trends
Table 3.6: Economic Forecasts (000, % and million), 2015-2019
Forecast Total Market
Table 3.7: The Forecast Total UK Market for Confectionery by Sector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2015-2019
MARKET GROWTH
Figure 3.6: The Forecast Total UK Market for Confectionery by Sector by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2010-2019
4. International Perspective
OVERVIEW
Global Marketplace
Europe
Table 4.1: European Consumption of Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery by Volume (000 tonnes), 2011-2013
Global Production
Cocoa
Table 4.2: Global Production of Cocoa Beans by Region by Volume (000 tonnes), 2012/13-2014/15
Sugar
OVERSEAS TRADE
General Overview
Table 4.3: UK Manufacturers’ Exports, Imports and Balance of Trade for Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery (£m), 2010-2014
Exports
Table 4.4: UK Manufacturers’ Intra-EU and Extra-EU Exports of Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery (£m), 2014
Imports
Table 4.5: UK Manufacturers’ Intra-EU and Extra-EU Imports of Chocolate and Sugar
Confectionery (£m), 2014
5. Competitor Analysis
MARKET LEADERS
Table 5.1: Selected Leading UK Confectionery Manufacturers (£000), Latest Financial Year
Dunhills (Pontefract) PLC
Table 5.2: Financial Results for Dunhills (Pontefract) PLC (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2010-2014
Lindt & Sprungli (UK) Ltd
Table 5.3: Financial Results for Lindt & Sprungli (UK) Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2009-2013
Mars Chocolate UK Ltd
Table 5.4: Financial Results for Mars Chocolate UK Ltd (£000), 53 Weeks Ending 2nd January 2010 and Years Ending 1st January 2011, 31st December 2011,
29th December 2012 and 28th December 2013
Mondelez UK Ltd
Table 5.5: Financial Results for Mondelez UK Ltd (£000), Years Ending 12th December 2009, 11th December 2010, 55 Weeks Ending 31st December 2011 and Years Ending 29th December 2012 and 31st December 2013
Nestlé UK Ltd
Table 5.6: Financial Results for Nestlé UK Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2009-2013
Swizzels Matlow Ltd
Table 5.7: Financial Results for Swizzels Matlow Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2009-2013
Tangerine Confectionery Ltd
Table 5.8: Financial Results for Tangerine Confectionery Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2009-2013
Thorntons PLC
Table 5.9: Financial Results for Thorntons PLC (£000), Years Ending 26th June 2010, 25th June 2011, 53 Weeks Ending 30th June 2012 and Years Ending 29th June 2013 and 28th June 2014
The Wrigley Company Ltd
Table 5.10: Financial Results for The Wrigley Company Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2009, 1st January 2011, 31st December 2011, 29th December 2012 and 28th December 2013
OTHER COMPANIES
Kinnerton (Confectionery) Co Ltd
Lofthouse of Fleetwood Ltd
Magna Specialist Confectioners Ltd
OP Chocolate Ltd
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
By Turnover
Table 5.11: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in the Manufacture of Cocoa, Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery by Turnover
Sizeband (£000, number and %), 2013 and 2014
By Employment
Table 5.12: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in the Manufacture of Cocoa, Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery by Employment
Sizeband (number and %), 2013 and 2014
Regional Variation in the Marketplace
Table 5.13: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in the Manufacture of Cocoa, Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery by Region (number and %), 2014
MARKETING ACTIVITY
Table 5.14: Main Media Advertising Expenditure on Confectionery by Sector (£000 and %), Years Ending March 2014 and 2015
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
EXHIBITIONS/TRADE SHOWS
6. Buying Behaviour
CONSUMER PENETRATION
Consumption by Type
Table 6.1: Consumption of Confectionery by Type (% of adults), Years Ending December 2013 and 2014
By Sex
Table 6.2: Consumption of Confectionery by Sex (% of adults), Year Ending December 2014
By Age
Table 6.3: Consumption of Confectionery by Age (% of adults), Year Ending December 2014
By Social Grade
Table 6.4: Consumption of Confectionery by Social Grade (% of adults), Year Ending December 2014
By Frequency
Table 6.5: Consumption of Chocolate Bars and Other Chocolate Items by Frequency (% of adults), Year Ending December 2014
Table 6.6: Consumption of Chocolate Assortments and Other Boxed Chocolates by Frequency (% of adults), Year Ending December 2014
Table 6.7: Consumption of Other Sweets (including those for children) by Frequency (% of adults),
Year Ending December 2014
Table 6.8: Consumption of Mints by Frequency (% of adults), Year Ending December 2014
Table 6.9: Consumption of Chewing Gum by Frequency (% of adults), Year Ending December 2014
ATTITUDES TOWARDS CONFECTIONERY
Table 6.10: Consumer Attitudes Towards Confectionery (% of respondents), March 2015
By Sex
Table 6.11: Consumer Attitudes Towards Confectionery by Sex (% of respondents), March 2015
By Age
Table 6.12: Consumer Attitudes Towards Confectionery by Age (% of respondents), March 2015
By Social Grade
Table 6.13: Consumer Attitudes Towards Confectionery by Social Grade (% of respondents), March 2015
By Presence of Children in the Household
Table 6.14: Consumer Attitudes Towards Confectionery by Presence of Children in the Household (% of respondents), March 2015
7. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
8. PESTEL
POLITICAL
ECONOMIC
SOCIAL
TECHNOLOGICAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
LEGISLATIVE
9. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Understanding Consumer Survey Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region
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