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Candy, Confectionery, and Snack Food Distributors

SIC 5145 | NAICS 424450

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Candy, Confectionery, and Snack Food Wholesaling  (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


National Confectioners Association
Candy & Snack Today
http://www.candyusa.com/

Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for candy and snack retailers and distributors, with content sections in each issue including "Market Intelligence", "Segment Reports", "Marketing Strategies"," Seasonal Products", "Production Report",  "Washington Forum", "Policy Insights", and. "Social Responsibility". Digital editions with contents or page viewing options are available online.


First Research

Food Wholesalers
http://www.firstresearch.com
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


Convenience Distribution Association
Convenience Distribution Magazine
https://www.cdaweb.net/

Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for convenience products distributors that distribute candy, snacks, tobacco products, and other merchandise to convenience stores and other small retail formats, with topics covered in each issue including key product trends, business trends and issues, technology and equipment solutions, and government affairs and regulatory matters.


Beverage Marketing Corporation
Research reports available from this organization include:

U.S. Candy Market Trends
http://shop.beveragemarketing.com/
Market research study analyzes current trends in the U.S. candy market, with information provided in the report including historical wholesale sales by product segment (e.g., chocolate, chewy and soft, hard, and panned non-chocolate candies, licorice, and gum) and retail distribution channel, advertising expenditures by leading brands, and projected wholesale sales by product segment.

Snack Food In the U.S.
http://shop.beveragemarketing.com/
Market research report provides a comparative analysis of wholesale level trends to selected retail channel sales results for all segments of the snack food industry, with information provided in the report including snack sales, market share, and growth by product segment and regional market and candy sales, market share, and growth by product segment and retail distribution channel.


Mintel Group Ltd.
Research reports available from this organization include:

Chocolate Confectionery - US
http://store.mintel.com/
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. chocolate confectionery market, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast retail sales by product segment (e.g., box/bag/bars < 3.5 oz., box/bag/bars > 3.5 oz., seasonal, snack size, gift box, and sugar free) and historical sales by retail channel (supermarkets, drug stores, and other multi-outlet channels).

Sugar Confectionery and Breath Fresheners - US
http://store.mintel.com/
Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. sugar confectionery market, with data provided in the study including historical and forecast retail sales by product segment (e.g., chewy, seasonal, and hard candy; other sugar confectionery; and gum, breath fresheners, and mints) and historical sales trend data by retail channel (supermarkets, drug stores, and other retail channels).

Salty Snacks - US
http://store.mintel.com/
Consumer research report analyzes the U.S. market for salty snacks at the retail level, with topics covered in the report including historical and forecast retail sales by product segment (e.g., cheese snacks, popcorn, and pretzels), historical sales trends by retail channel, and historical retail sales by product segment for natural supermarket products (e.g., organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO).




Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Confectionery and Snack Food Distributors
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "424450"
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


Convenience Distribution Association
Hershey Industry Performance Analysis (HIPA) Report
https://www.cdaweb.net/

Annual report provides operating performance measures for convenience products distributors that distribute candy, snacks, tobacco, and other merchandise to c-stores and other small retail formats, with financial data provided in the report including income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios categorized by sales volume, number of employees, market population, and geographic area.




Compensation Surveys


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
http://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by candy and snack products distributors included in this sector, with positions covered by the survey including driver/sales workers with regular delivery routes who solicit orders for or recommend products, stock merchandise at point of delivery, and handle returns of out-of-date and damaged goods.


PayScale
Food Wholesalers
http://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as outside sales representative, product buyer, warehouse manager, warehouse supervisor, forklift operator, and delivery driver, with candy and snack products distributors for which salary or wage data is provided including McLane Company, Inc., Frito Lay North America, and Core-Mark International.





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