Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Chocolate Confectionery Market Size to grow by USD 31 billion between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Chocolate Confectionery Market” by Product (Chocolate bars, Boxed assortments and seasonal variants, Others) Distribution Channel (Offline, Online) Geography (Europe, North America, APAC, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 31 billion, at a CAGR of  4.36% during the forecast period. The global chocolate confectionery market experiences dynamic growth due to the continuous introduction of innovative products. Key players in this sector are capitalizing on the tradition of gifting chocolate confections, fueled by the rising preference for premium chocolate offerings. Innovations in chocolate confectionery span from caramelized varieties to seasonal items like chocolate-filled Easter eggs, ruby chocolates, and chocolate products infused with diverse flavors such as lemon, potato, pistachio, and peach. These trends underscore the market's ongoing evolution and competitiveness.

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By Product, the Chocolate bars segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the chocolate confectionery market, organized retailing channels, specifically hypermarkets and supermarkets, play a significant role in product distribution. These channels streamline the purchasing process for consumers by providing a wide selection of chocolate confectionery brands. Major retailers such as Tesco Plc (Tesco), Carrefour Group, and Target Brands Corp. (Target) are key players in this sector, offering various chocolate confectionery options to consumers. The expansion of hypermarkets and supermarkets globally is a major growth driver for this segment. With their extensive reach, these retailers enhance the visibility of vendor products and fuel demand for chocolate confectionery.

By Distribution Channel, Offline  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

The chocolate bars segment, which includes countlines and molded bars, holds the largest market share within the global chocolate confectionery industry in 2023. This trend is projected to continue, with chocolate bars remaining the leading segment by 2028. Notable brands in this category include Snickers, Milky Bar, Milka, Galaxy, 5 Star, Dove, and Cadbury Dairy Milk. Innovative chocolate flavors and textures, as well as eye-catching packaging, are key growth drivers for this sector.

Europe is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The chocolate confectionery market represents a significant and growing business sector. With increasing consumer preference for premium and artisanal chocolate products, this market is experiencing robust expansion. Key players in this industry focus on innovation, product development, and strategic marketing to capture market share. The global chocolate confectionery market size was valued at XX billion in 2020 and is projected to reach XX billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period.

The Chocolate Confectionery Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Boutique and Workshop
  • Barry Callebaut AG
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Cemoi
  • Chocoladefabriken Lindt and Sprungli AG
  • Chukar Cherry Co. Inc.
  • Divine Chocolate Ltd.
  • Ezaki Glico Co. Ltd.
  • Ferrero International S.A.
  • Firetree Chocolate Ltd.
  • Lotte Corp.
  • Mars Inc.
  • Mast Brothers Inc.
  • Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd.
  • Mondelez International Inc.
  • Moo Free Ltd.
  • Nestle SA
  • Neuhaus NV
  • Peeps and Co. Inc.
  • The Hershey Co.

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Research Analysis Overview

Title: Indulging in the World of Chocolate Confectionery: A Delight for Chocolate Lovers Chocolate confectionery continues to captivate chocolate lovers with its distinct flavor combinations, unexpected textures, and sensorial appeal. From single-origin chocolates made from rare cocoa varieties to artisanal chocolates infused with floral notes, herbs, and exotic spices, chocolatiers are pushing the boundaries of this beloved treat. Premium indulgence comes in various forms, with luxury chocolate brands offering sustainably sourced, organic chocolate, free from cadmium, salmonella, and other micro-organisms. Mainstream chocolate confectionery also caters to healthy eating lifestyles with trans-fat-free options. Dark chocolate confectionery, in particular, is a favorite among consumers. It comes in various forms such as bars, creamy caramel, and milk mousse. The premium quality of these confectionery products is evident in their rich, velvety texture and complex flavor profiles. Cocoa, the main ingredient, is the star of the show, with its unique taste and health benefits. Chocolate consumption continues to be a popular trend, making the chocolate confectionery market a thriving industry. Whether it's a moment of indulgence or a gourmet experience, chocolate confectionery offers something for every palate.

Market Research Overview

The Chocolate Confectionery Market caters to the younger generation's growing preference for domestic and international chocolate brands. Social media influencers on sites like Instagram and YouTube promote imported chocolate products, driving demand for premium chocolate, coated confections, truffles, and specialty chocolates. The Westernized dietary habit and snacking culture favor chocolate bars, low-calorie chocolates, and convenience. Product types include milk chocolates, dark chocolates, and white chocolates, with health-literate populations opting for higher cocoa content, sugar-free options, and fair-trade chocolate. Sourcing of cocoa from sustainable and ethical sources is a growing concern. Chocolate confectioneries are used for culinary applications, desserts, pastries, cakes, brownies, and cookies, making it a fundamental ingredient. Consumers' preferences for distinct flavor combinations, single-origin chocolates, and rare cocoa varieties have led to innovative chocolate formulations and novel chocolate flavors. Chocolate is a luxury indulgence, with consumer pools including chocolate lovers, health-conscious individuals, and those seeking alternative snacking options. Seasonal chocolates, gifting traditions, and stress-relieving characteristics add to its appeal. Affordability, portability, and convenience drive sales through retail channels, including e-commerce platforms, supermarkets, and grocery stores. Constant innovations and clean-label, paleo-friendly, and vegan chocolate options cater to diverse consumer needs. However, concerns over sugar intake, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and lifestyle-related health conditions may impact consumer reticence towards chocolate confectioneries. Fair-trade chocolate, sugar-free chocolate snacks, and health and wellness trends offer potential solutions. Chocolate's sensorial benefits, rich in minerals and antioxidants, make it a popular choice in developed economies. Premiumization, natural flavors, and sustainable sourcing are key trends in the market.


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