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Research and Markets: Confectionery Market in the US 2015-2019 – Hershey, Lindt & Sprungli, Mars, Mondelez International, and Nestle Dominate the Market

September 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Confectionery Market in the US 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The report, Confectionery Market in the US 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report includes a comprehensive study on the market and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report further includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The confectionery market in the US comprises chocolates, sugar confectionery, and gum. The chocolate segment leads the market, followed by the sugar confectionery and gum segments. The market is growing steadily in terms of revenue and volume. Hershey, Lindt & Sprungli, Mars, Mondelez International, and Nestle are some of the major players in the market.

Rising disposable income has led to increased consumer willingness to pay more for better quality products and premium chocolates. The premium chocolate segment grew in 2013 and 2014. We expect it to grow more in 2015. With continuous innovation in terms of flavor and packaging, and heavy investment in marketing and brand image construction, premium chocolates are likely to gain a significant share in total chocolate sales.

According to the report, with many vendors planning expansions in new and existing markets, the increase in production capacity will be a significant boost to the industry. The rise in returns generated has led major players to expand their operations across countries. For instance, in 2014, Mars expanded the presence of two of its major brands, Mars Chocolate and Wrigley, in Georgia to accommodate the growing demand. Likewise, with the acquisition of Russell Stover, Lindt has doubled its growth in the US. Lindt’s new manufacturing facility at Stratham, New Hampshire, US, will house additional premium chocolate production lines to meet the company’s growth strategies.

Further, the report states that uneven demand and supply of cocoa will disrupt the sales and growth of the industry.

The report further provides data on the following:

– Product category: chocolate, sugar, and gum

– Distribution channel: supermarkets, convenience stores, and drug stores

– trends, drivers, and challenges in the confectionery market in the US

– Competitive scenario and market share analysis

Key vendors

– Hershey

– Lindt & Sprungli

– Mars

– Mondelez International

– Nestle

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