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Candy Manufacturers

SIC 2060 | NAICS 311300

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Candy Production  (view report)
Chocolate Production  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

BNP Media
Candy Industry Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for confectionery industry professionals, with special features including the January "Global Top 100" issue which ranks the top global producers by annual sales and the June "Global State of the Industry" issue which provides information on sales by type and region and includes the "North American Sweet 60" ranking of top producers in this region.

First Research

Candy Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

National Confectioners Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

NCA news section provides access to current and archived digital editions of the trade association's bimonthly trade magazine, "Candy & Snack Today", and also includes other news items categorized by topic, with topic categories including "CEO's Corner", "Policy & Advocacy", "Candy & Lifestyle", "Data & Insights", "Industry News", "Member News", "Supplier News", and "NCA & Industry Events".

Data & Insights
Data and insights section provides NCA members and retail trade partners with access to a variety of resources, with publications and other resources available in this section including the "State of the Confectionery Industry" report, "U.S. Cocoa Grinds Reports", "International Trade Statistics & Regulations Database", "NCA Global Compass & Insights", and "USDA Market Access Program".

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Confectionery Manufacturing

Comprehensive reports provide detailed analysis of this manufacturing sector by product segment,
with product segments analyzed in individual reports including confectioneries manufactured from purchased chocolate, chocolate and confectioneries manufactured from cacao beans, and non- chocolate confectioneries (e.g., chewing gum, mints, hard candies, licorice, toffee, and caramel).

Euromonitor International
Confectionery in the U.S.

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales by product category for chocolate (e.g., countlines, bagged selflines, boxed assortments, seasonal, and tablets) and non-chocolate (e.g., boiled sweets, licorice, lollipops, mints, chews, toffee, caramels, and nougat) candies and chewing and bubble gum.

GIA Research

Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the confectionery market in the U.S. and other countries, with products analyzed including chocolate (e.g., bars/blocks/slabs, boxed/assorted) and sugar confectioneries (e.g., boiled sweets, caramels, toffees, mints, lozenges) and manufacturers
profiled including Cadbury, Hershey Co., Lindt & Sprungli, Mars Inc., Mondelez Intl., and Nestle SA.

Infiniti Research Limited
Global Confectionery Market

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the global market for chocolate, gum, and sugar confectionery products, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, demand drivers and challenges, market trends and their impact, vendor landscape, and key vendors profiled including Ferrero Group, The Hershey Company, Mars, Inc. Mondelez International, and Nestle SA.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Candy and Confectionery Manufacturers  Search for "3113"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research

Candy Manufacturing

Financial information section provides income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios
by company size for firms that produce chocolate and candies from cacao beans, companies that use purchased chocolate to manufacture candies, and firms that make non-chocolate candies, with major U.S. firms in this sector including Mars, Inc., Hershey Co., and Mondelez International, Inc.

Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by manufacturers in this sector, with products covered in this survey including chocolate and candies produced directly from cacao beans, candies manufactured from purchased chocolate, and non-chocolate candies and other confectionery products (e.g., hard candies, mints, licorice, toffee, caramel, and chewing gum).

Chocolate / Confection Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as production manager, food technologist, chocolatier, packaging or filling machine operator, and quality assurance specialist, with employers for which compensation data is provided including Mars, Inc., The Hershey Company, Barry Callebut LLC, Ghirardelli, Lindt & Sprungli, and Godiva Chocolatier.

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