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Chocolate Confectionery - Indian Consumer Report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Chocolate Confectionery - Indian Consumer market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

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Align with government initiatives

Incorporate regulation changes being led by the government. This is in line with consumers becoming health-conscious in how they indulge. Look at reduced-sugar alternatives in chocolate. There is scope for innovation with more functional benefits that can be linked to the core ingredient or to inclusions in the chocolate.

Opportunity for more occasions

While chocolates already enjoy a special place in celebrations in India, there is opportunity to expand this further. This can be done by looking at snacking and on-the-go occasions through innovations in flavour and textures. In fact, chocolates can even be looked at as dessert options after dinner in place of traditional sweets.

Diversification of the chocolate portfolio

The rise of dark chocolate and increased investments by big players indicate that this trend is here to stay. Additionally, there is a rise in single-origin, gourmet and artisanal chocolate by start-ups in different pockets across India, which are indicative of the premiumisation in the category.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Natasha Kumar, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Balance portfolios with healthy functional chocolate and indulgent flavours. Explore more consumption occasions, like snacking and dessert. Natasha Kumar
Food & Drink Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. executive summary

    • [Graph] Global: Top six countries and India, per capita volume consumption of chocolate, 2019 (forecasted)
    • [Graph] India: Share of chocolate launches by sub-category, Aug 2016-Jul 2019
    • [Graph] India: Top growing claims in chocolate confectionery, Aug 2016-Jun 2019
    • [Graph] India: Consumption of different chocolates, by frequency, May 2019
  2. key trends

    • Key drivers
    • Global trends and how they are playing out in India
  3. consumer insights

    • Consumption habits
    • [Graph] India: Consumption of different chocolate types in the past three months, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Consumption of chocolates, by frequency of consumption and age, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Consumption of chocolates, by frequency and city tier, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Consumption of chocolates in the past three months, by gender, May 2019
    • Attitudes and behaviours towards consumption
    • [Graph] India: Reasons for consumption of chocolates, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Reasons for consumption of chocolate, by city tier, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Attitudes towards chocolates, by age group, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Attitudes towards chocolates, by parent status, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Attitudes to chocolate consumption, by city tier, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Attitudes to chocolate consumption, by region, May 2019
    • [Graph] India: Innovations in chocolates consumers would be interested in trying, by region, May 2019
  4. market applications

    • Opportunities
    • [Graph] India: Top five growing flavour components in chocolate confectionery, Aug 2018-Jul 2019
    • Who's innovating
    • Global innovations
  5. appendix

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