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Discovering the Next Greek Yoghurt: Innovations in Added Value Yoghurt

Since the big Greek-style yoghurt boom, consumers have been bombarded with new variants of so-called “origin yoghurt”, as brands try to piggyback on Greek yoghurt’s success. By examining the success factors of Greek-style yoghurt, alongside current ...

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Economy, Standard or Premium? What’s Driving Growth in Ice Cream?

As a sequel to What’s Driving Growth in Chocolate Confectionery, this report looks at different pricing strategies within the ice cream industry and aims to understand if brand positioning has a positive impact on sales. This briefing uses unique ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in India

Increasing numbers of new brand launches and extension of product portfolios from existing players such as Nestlé and Mondelez was the latest trend in 2015. Furthermore, the established players increasing the penetration into rural India also helped ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ecuador

Two main factors related to confectionery were expected to impact its performance. The first one was the labelling law, that would highlight in red, yellow and green products with high, medium and low contents of fat, sugar and salt respectively. ...

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Biscuits and Snack Bars: Trends, Prospects and Competitive Landscape

The global biscuits and snack bars market is expected to reach US$104 billion in 2015. With white space opportunities in savoury biscuits and snack bars, biscuits is predicted to grow further over the forecast period. This briefing examines the ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Malaysia

The unstable economy and new government reforms like the Goods and Services Tax saw consumers reduce their spending on chocolate confectionery in 2015. Price hikes on commodity products and fresh foods served to force consumers to spend less on ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Egypt

Chocolate confectionery increased by 18% in current value and by 7% in volume in 2015, with the difference in growth stemming from high unit price increases, especially among products in the middle of the price spectrum.

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Chocolate Confectionery in Denmark

An increase on the tax on sugar in Denmark from DKK24.61 to DKK25.97 per kg negatively impacted the performance of chocolate confectionery manufacturers. Demand for chocolate declined over the review period and the increase in sugar taxes represented...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Thailand

Chocolate confectionery continued to see strong positive volume and value growth in 2015. The main factors supporting the strong movement of chocolate are wide distribution channels, aggressive marketing activities from brand manufacturers, as well ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Dominican Republic

Domestic chocolate confectionery brands are picking up steam in current retail value sales and market share terms. Although international brands continue to lead regarding market penetration, domestic brands committed significant resources to ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Vietnam

Chocolate confectionery is often given as a gift on special occasions, thus consumers tend to seek out products that have premium-style packaging. Indeed, most consumers preferred imported chocolate confectionery due to its perceived better quality ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Brazil

The tough economic period endured by Brazil with high inflation rates added to the depreciation of the local currency against the US dollar, has resulted in higher cost pressures impacting average cocoa prices and other raw materials, packaging and ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Portugal

Portuguese consumers continued to indulge in chocolate confectionery for fun and enjoyment in 2015. Branded products within the category recorded a good performance, which can be attributed to consumer demand for affordable luxuries and indulgence. ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Taiwan

The biggest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, continues to promote and market chocolate confectionery during the last quarter of the year. This attracts many consumers, who try different chocolate brands in smaller packs. It also attracts new ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Hong Kong, China

Consumers demanded sophisticated and premium chocolate in 2015. As a gift, high-quality or well-known branded chocolate such as Ferrero Rocher achieved satisfying performance. For daily consumption, new flavours and innovative packaging obtained much...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Romania

Chocolate confectionery continues to be considered an unnecessary and sophisticated product by the majority of the population. This is the main reason why in 2015 Romania is expected to register low consumption value of chocolate confectionery with ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in South Korea

Chocolate confectionery recorded 2% value growth in 2015 due to product premiumisation. Continuing popularity of imported brands also supported value growth. From 2011 to 2014, chocolate confectionery had stronger value growth of 6%, but growth ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Venezuela

2015 was a difficult year for the chocolate industry, which has been harmfully impacted by smaller offerings and diminished product availability. Since February 2015 the importation of non-priority consumption goods (such as confectionery) has been ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Indonesia

Higher numbers of Indonesian teenagers and young adults are purchasing chocolate confectionery not only as a snack or guilty pleasure but also as a gift for special occasions such as birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. A number of consumers ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in New Zealand

Growing concerns emerged in 2015 about the West African Ebola crisis triggering sharp increases in the price of chocolate. Leading player Cadbury Confectionery Ltd imports 60% of its chocolate from Ghana, while competitor Nestlé New Zealand Ltd ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Australia

Chocolate confectionery in Australia slowed in 2015, with 3% current retail value growth, down from two consecutive years of 5% value growth in 2013 and 2014. A growing number of Australians consider themselves chocoholics, with many also considering...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Cameroon

Chocolate confectionery registers 6% current value growth in 2015, with few local players competing in the category. This category has become something of a niche for international players who dominate sales. This is thanks to favourable ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Azerbaijan

In 2014-2015, the consumption of chocolate confectionery grew in urban areas. Parents tend to indulge children with chocolates, so children aged 10-15 years were the main consumers of chocolate confectionery except for standard boxed assortments. The...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Mexico

In 2015, chocolate confectionery observed a more dynamic performance in terms of volume due to stabilisation of the market. In January 2014, a special tax entered into force affecting the sales of chocolate confectionery as consumers had to pay an ...

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Economy, Standard or Premium? What’s Driving Growth in Chocolate Confectionery ?

At the core of marketing snacks is predicting how consumers will respond to different stimulus. How will endorsement help raise sales? What effect does buying chocolate in a boutique vs supermarket have on quality perception? This briefing pinpoints ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Saudi Arabia

Chocolate confectionery, an already popular category in the country, continued to see an aggressive pace of new product development by various manufacturers in 2015. Several companies introduced new products or pack types, whilst some new companies ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Nigeria

The increase in the expatriate population (in line with increasing Foreign Direct Investment and use of expatriates for booming construction work, etc.) and the growth of modern retail channels such as supermarkets and hypermarkets are key factors ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Kenya

Rising disposable incomes, a trend closely linked to the growing participation of women in the workforce, continued to boost consumer spending on chocolate confectionery in Kenya in 2015. At the same time, increased international travel and the ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Singapore

In 2015, miniaturised versions continued to be a key trend in chocolate confectionery. Consumers prefer miniaturised versions for a number of reasons. For example, they are easy to snack on, convenient to carry around, good for sharing as they ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Slovenia

The ongoing adverse economic environment within Slovenia has resulted in more limited disposable incomes for consumers. As a result, frugality and value-for-money purchases have already become habits for Slovenian consumers. Such developments have ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Germany

High raw materials costs and thus rising average unit prices, increasing competitive pressure in the domestic market and increasing government regulation all put pressure on the profitability of many German chocolate confectionery manufacturers in ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Austria

Chocolate confectionery was influenced by several distinctive trends in 2015. Firstly, the increasingly busy lifestyles of Austrians drove the trend towards snacking, whether at home or on the go. Given this, consumers opted for smaller pack sizes ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Italy

In 2015 chocolate confectionery decreased by 1% in value and remained quite stable in volume terms. The less steep decline of this category was thanks to chocolate confectionery’s continued popularity among Italian consumers as a snack during the ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Bolivia

Over the review period, Bolivian brands of chocolate confectionery showed increased availability through both modern and traditional channels. Most of these products have added value and are priced higher than international brands, but they are ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in the United Arab Emirates

Products, advertised as sharing formats, such as fun-sized versions of countlines or bagged selflines/softlines are witnessing good growth and were further boosted by companies such as Mars GCC and Mondelez Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa FZE ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Spain

Although the Spanish economy is slowly recovering, consumer purchasing power in 2015 continued to be affected, this benefiting mainly private label, which continued to register positive results. Branded players found it necessary to innovate and make...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Latvia

Growth in chocolate confectionery retail volume sales in 2015 was up slightly on 2014, mainly thanks to improvements in consumer purchasing power. Consumer interest in the category was also strengthened as favourable economic conditions encouraged ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Japan

Value sales of chocolate confectionery rose by 7% in 2015, reaching ¥405.0 billion, despite the decline in Japanese population. Growth in chocolate confectionery has been supported by growth in consumers’ awareness about the health benefits of ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in South Africa

With rising commodity costs, chocolate confectionery (as with all packaged food items) witnessed price increases in order to cover costs. Manufacturers chose to reduce the size of their tablets rather than compromise on quality. However, they still ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Greece

Chocolate confectionery declined by 3% in 2014 and 2015 in current value terms. This was partly due to discounting and promotional activities within stores, partly due to changes in the types of chocolate confectionery Greeks purchase and last but ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Colombia

Chocolate confectionery registered current retail value growth of 8% in 2015, driven mainly by a volume increase of 7%. This volume growth was the result of strengthening purchasing power, innovation by players in the category and consumers’ higher ...

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The Food Brief: 2015 H1

The recently completed Kraft-Heinz merger is not only the biggest merger of 2015 H1, but also in the history of packaged food. We evaluate the impact of this and similar staple food M&As on packaged food and look at the reasons behind these M&As, ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in the Netherlands

Chocolate confectionery has, like numerous other packaged food categories, experienced the effect of the hybrid consumer. The name hybrid consumer stands for consumers who are increasingly looking for value-for-money by purchasing low-cost brands for...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Uzbekistan

Growth in chocolate confectionery retail volume sales in 2015 was down on 2014, and also slower than the CAGR for the entire review period. In contrast, current value sales growth was up on 2014, and slightly faster than the 5-year average. As was ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Turkey

In 2015, chocolate confectionery registered an above average current value growth of 18%, compared to the 15% CAGR seen over the review period. The most important factor that impacted the value growth was the increasing unit prices. The Turkish lira ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Bulgaria

Despite growing health trends, the majority of Bulgarians like to indulge and chocolate confectionery is an affordable way to do so. The chocolate confectionery types are eaten all year around, both at home and at the office. Products in some ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Canada

After strong growth for a few years, retail sales of chocolate confectionery decelerated slightly in 2015, particularly in volume terms, registering an increase of 2% in volume terms and 5% in current value terms, reaching 123,500 tonnes and CAD3.0 ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Finland

Finns are among biggest chocolate consumers per capita in Europe. Not only do Finns indulge in chocolate, but also tend to give it as a present. Despite the economic recession which had a negative impact on sales of chocolate confectionery towards ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in China

A comparatively dynamic performance was recorded in sales of chocolate confectionery in China’s lower-tier cities towards the end of the review period thanks to the growing urbanisation, in spite of the fact that overall economy growth in China ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Kazakhstan

Chocolate confectionery had 3% retail volume growth to reach 94,000 tonnes in 2015. In Kazakhstan, household spending on confectionery exceeded spending on bread and butter, indicating that confectionery was the social significant product for ...

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