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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
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.
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".
Confectionery in the US
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.
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.
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.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Candy and Confectionery Manufacturers
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- 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
Candy / Chocolate Production
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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.
Compensation and Salary 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.
Business Valuation Resources
Candy, Confectionery, and Snack Food Distributors
Food Distributors and Wholesalers
Snack Food Manufacturers
Sugar Production and Refining
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