The confectionery market produces a range of food products that are rich in sugar content such as chocolates, candies, gums, lollies and so on. Broader classification of confectionery market can be broken into sugar, gums and chocolates. Overall confectionery market has experienced significant evolution owing to the dynamic consumer demands, socio economic changes, and cultural influences. Consumer’s tastes and their inclination towards chocolates and sweets is a never ending reason behind the growth of the confectionery market worldwide. With increasing concerns for health and simultaneous increase in consumer’s craving for variety of chocolates and candies, there has been a dramatic growth in the sales of low calories and sugar free confectionery products. Dark chocolates are known for controlling cardiac diseases and cholesterol owing to its richness in antioxidants and high coca content which boosts the market for chocolates confectionery.
European confectionery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.3% during the forecast period 2015-2020. The report analyzes the market based on category namely: Sugar Confectionery, Gum Confectionery and Chocolate Confectionery. Chocolates hold a vital place in confectionery market. The report provides detailed analysis on distribution landscape and potential of various distribution channels such as Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience stores, specialty food stores, online retail and others.
Country specific trends and market dynamics are also covered in the report.
Some of the key players in the European confectionery market include:
- Kraft Foods
- Hershey Corp
- Mars Inc.
- Mondelez International.
1. European Confectionery Market: Macroeconomic Snapshot
2. European Confectionery Market: Market Overview
2.1. Scope of the Study
3. Executive Summary
4. European Confectionery Market: Market Landscape
4.1. Market Share Analysis
220.127.116.11. Mondelez international dominates chocolate market with one fourth of the retail value sales
18.104.22.168. Wrigley is a dominant player for gums capturing around two third of the retail value share
4.1.6. Rest of Europe
4.2. Competitive Developments
4.2.1. Manufacturers investing in R&D and product innovation to launch healthier products
4.3. Consumer Insights
4.3.1. Increasing demand for additive free and naturally flavored products
5. European Confectionery Market: By Category
5.1. Sugar Confectionery
5.1.2. Boiled Sweets
5.1.4. Toffees, Caramels and Nougats
5.2. Gum Confectionery
5.2.1. Chewing Gum
5.2.2. Bubble Gum
5.3. Chocolate Confectionery
5.3.1. By Type
22.214.171.124. Boxed Assortments
126.96.36.199. Bagged Selflines/Softlines
5.3.2. By Composition
188.8.131.52. Milk Chocolate
184.108.40.206. Dark chocolate
220.127.116.11. White Chocolate
6. European Confectionery Market: By Distribution Channel
6.2. Convenience Stores
6.3. Specialty Food Stores
6.4. Online Retail
7. European Confectionery Market: By Country
7.1.1. Estimated increase in sale of sugar free chewing gums due to lower preference for sugarized gums
7.2.1. Maximum number of confectionery products launched in the country in last three years
7.6. Rest of Europe
8. European Confectionery Market: Company Profiles
8.1. Kraft Foods Inc.
8.2. Hershey Co.
8.3. Mars Inc.
8.4. Mondelez International
8.5. Nestle SA
8.6. Cadbury Plc
8.7. Ferrero Group
8.8. Perfetti Van Melle Group
8.9. Leaf International BV
8.10. Lindt & Sprungli AG
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
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9.3. Research Methodology