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Candy Manufacturers

SIC 2060 | NAICS 311300


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.


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  • Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
  • Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

BNP Media
Candy Industry Magazine
http://www.candyindustry.com/

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.


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

News
https://candyusa.com/
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
https://candyusa.com/
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".


Euromonitor International
Confectionery in the US
https://www.euromonitor.com/

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
Confectioneries
https://www.strategyr.com/

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.


Technavio
Global Confectionery Market
https://www.technavio.com/

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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Candy and Confectionery Manufacturers
https://www.bizminer.com  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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

IBISWorld
Candy / Chocolate Production
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

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).


PayScale, Inc.
Chocolate / Confection Manufacturing
https://www.payscale.com/

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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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.


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