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Chocolate Confectionery - Global Annual Review - 2017

Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

      • Figure 1: Chocolate confectionery, global market performance
      • Figure 2: Sugar and gum confectionery, global market performance
      • Figure 3: Chocolate confectionery and sugar/gum confectionery, volume sales, top five markets, 2016*
      • Figure 4: Chocolate confectionery and sugar/gum confectionery, per capita consumption, top five markets, 2016*
      • Figure 5: Chocolate confectionery and sugar/gum confectionery, new product launches, top five claims, 2016
  2. The Big Stories

      • Organic is a popular buzzword, but it is a challenge for the chocolate industry
          • Figure 6: “Organic” is an important factor when buying chocolate confectionery, select European countries, 2016
          • Figure 7: Cocoa, price per tonne, January-November 2016
          • Figure 8: “I would like to see a wider variety of ethical sweets (eg fairtrade, organic)”, select European countries, 2016
        • Permissible indulgence helps justify confectionery consumption
          • Figure 9: Why health does not play a role in chocolate purchase, US, December 2015
          • Figure 10: Attitudes towards chocolate confectionery, UK, February 2016
          • Figure 11: Chocolate confectionery launches with thin, light, diet, or skinny in the product name, global, 2010-15
        • Confectionery expands into real estate beyond the checkout
            • Figure 12: Chocolate confectionery, purchase locations, US, December 2015
            • Figure 13: Online chocolate purchase behavior, China, January 2016
        • Notable Products

            • Meat and vegetables find their way into confectionery categories
              • Confectionery with meat and vegetable ingredients
                • There is more room to innovate around on-the-go confectionery
                  • A dearth of on-the-go confectionery products
                    • Leading manufacturers make inroads in sustainable chocolate
                      • Sustainable chocolate from mainstream manufacturers
                      • Looking to the Future

                          • Gum tries to gain share through ongoing innovation
                            • Figure 14: Chewing gum, volume sales, select markets, 2014-15
                            • Figure 15: “Fruit-flavoured chewing gum does not keep its taste long enough,” select European markets, 2013-15
                          • The blurring of lines between confectionery and snacks continues to grow
                              • Figure 16: Chocolate confectionery, launches by texture, global, 2016
                            • Consumers would like to see more BFY confectionery, although flavor still rules
                              • Figure 17: Potential for premium pricing of chocolate, China, January 2016
                              • Figure 18: Interest in sweets with added benefits, select European countries, 2016
                              • Figure 19: Elements in sugar confectionery that are worth premium price, China, September 2014
                              • Figure 20: Interest in new sugar confectionery flavors, UK, October 2016
                          • The Analyst’s View

                            Chocolate Confectionery - Global Annual Review - 2017

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