Discover the latest global trends and innovations across the Future of the Chocolate Industry. Our forward-looking report identifies areas which are evolving, consumer attitudes, and important advances expected across the Future of Chocolate, Sugar and Gum Confectionery market over the next five years and beyond.


Current market landscape of the Future of Chocolate, Sugar and Gum Confectionery market

The pandemic has slowed innovation; nonetheless the category remains strong as consumers reach for treats to satisfy a range of needs. In chocolate, vegan moves mainstream and consumers consider the benefits of added protein. Sugar confectionery launches include a number of forays into products with sensory-driven innovation.

Future trends in the Chocolate, Sugar & Gum Confectionery market in the next two years

The push and pull between healthy and indulgent continues to challenge the category. Vegan chocolate is looking for the next big thing, as the concept moves into the mainstream. And, the war on sugar continues to be fought on a number of fronts.

The Future of Chocolate, Sugar and Gum Confectionery market trends in five years and beyond

Next-generation vending machines can be the way of the future for premium brands. As pets become family members, bonding over sweet treats provides an opportunity for brands. And, it is time to approach labor issues in cocoa from a different angle.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

This report, written by Marcia Mogelonsky, a leading analyst in the Confectionery sector, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Confectionery has ridden out the second year of the pandemic, and innovation is ratcheting up. Looking forward, the war on sugar rages while vegan goes mainstream.

Marcia Mogelonsky
Marcia Mogelonsky
Director of Insight

Table of Contents

  1. where we are now

  2. in the next two years

    • The tension between indulgent and healthy confectionery
    • Graph 1: most likely food/drink categories to choose if looking for functional benefits/added health claims, 2021
    • Mainstream manufacturers experiment with vegan milk chocolate
    • The war on sugar continues to tug at the category
  3. in five years and beyond

About the report

This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

The consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Competitors

Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

The Market

Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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