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Lithuania Flag Confectionery in Lithuania

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Executive Summary

Chocolate Confectionery

TRENDS

  • Chocolate confectionery producers are set to experience a good year in 2013, outperforming the whole of packaged food by a large margin. The reason for these good results is not easy to explain: retailers constantly stress that consumers remain frugal and calculate their spending, preparing shopping lists prior to the visit to stores. Some manufacturers believe that consumers simply became tired of saving during the recession and felt like they could afford an occasional treat.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Kraft Foods Lietuva AB, a local subsidiary of global behemoth, is set to retain its leading position in 2013, with 37% value share. The player's presence is amongst the longest and its products are universally available in nearly all stores. Furthermore, the company should be viewed as an example for its continuity in brand building. Kraft Foods managed to stay strong even when country's economy was troubled and consumers reined in their spending on impulse goods: price reductions were not frequent so as not to erode brand value. Furthermore, the producer has a clearly identifiable target audience for each brand, with adequate marketing tactics used to reach them. For instance, the countlines brand Manija is made for teenagers; hence the company's activity at youth events and on Facebook.

PROSPECTS

  • Lithuania's low per-capita consumption of chocolate confectionery leaves producers optimistic about the future. They highlight that the demand for chocolate confectionery is always there - companies even express the view that Lithuanians are very good at distinguishing good products from inferior ones. However, affordability issues loom - chocolate confectionery is still viewed as an occasional luxury, not an everyday treat. While the rebounding economy gives hope to producers, soaring sales are too optimistic.

Gum

TRENDS

  • As is the case with all impulse and indulgence products, gum sales are set to experience a surge in 2013, growing for the third consecutive year. It should be noted that gum managed to record significant gains despite manufacturers' actions and not because of them: companies remain very passive when it comes to sales promotion of gum. Their inaction may prove beneficial - after all, sales are growing. However, some growth opportunities, which would lead to even faster growth, are likely being missed in 2013.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • The passivity of gum companies in both 2013 and, to a lesser extent previous years, might be explained by the lack of competition. When it comes to real movers, there are only two players in Lithuania. Wrigley Baltics UAB is predicted to remain in control of sales share in 2013, accounting for a commanding 56%. The company has a long presence in gum, with excellent distribution both in terms of store presence and placement inside outlets. Wrigley continues to adopt the one-brand-for-all approach, using Orbit as an anchor brand, with numerous extensions luring different consumers.

PROSPECTS

  • Rising spending power of consumers is expected to underpin gum sales going forward. So far, companies have used gum as a completely emotional purchase. Over the review period, new developments will lead to some changes. For instance, features such as mouth-freshening, teeth whitening and decay prevention were added, which should appeal to more rational consumers. Still, as stagnating volume sales will show, the amount of gum consumers is hardly expected to rise.

Sugar Confectionery

TRENDS

  • The country not only went through the worst recession on record in recent years, but also experienced a massive increase of publications in the media about the do's and don'ts of healthy eating. Apparently, declining incomes served as far more efficient anti-diabetes campaigns than any media initiatives or government efforts. Once the spending power of consumers rebounded, sales started to grow once again, both in volume and value terms.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Sugar confectionery remains controlled by domestic players in Lithuania. Naujoji Ruta UAB is set to continue its leadership in 2013 with 29% value share, followed by another local player Vilniaus Pergale UAB with 20%. These companies have a large number of brands and it is this sheer number that helps them dominate the category and resist the pressure from foreign imports.

PROSPECTS

  • Unfavourable demographic forecasts and declining numbers of youngsters, whose desire for sweets is underpinning sales, do not bode well for sugar confectionery. However, producers are not expecting soaring growth rates and would be fully satisfied with gradual expansion of value sales. This is certainly achievable. One reason to expect sales growth is increasing real wages in the country, which will lead to more generous allowance. There is also room for price improvement, provided companies invest more into brand building.

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Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Confectionery industry in Lithuania with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

Find hidden opportunities in the most current research data available, understand competitive threats with our detailed market analysis, and plan your corporate strategy with our expert qualitative analysis and growth projections.

If you're in the Confectionery industry in Lithuania, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Confectionery in Lithuania market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of Confectionery in Lithuania?
  • What are the major brands in Lithuania?
  • With economic recovery far from guaranteed, are consumers cutting back on impulse and indulgence food items like confectionery?
  • How are manufacturers addressing consumer concerns over health and obesity?
  • What does the future hold for ethically sourced products?

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Table of Contents

Confectionery in Lithuania - Category Analysis

CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONERY

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 1 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 2 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 3 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 4 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 5 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value Breakdown 2008-2013
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 8 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 9 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 10 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
  • Summary 1 Other Chocolate Confectionery: Product Types

SUGAR CONFECTIONERY

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 13 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 14 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 15 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 16 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 17 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value Breakdown 2008-2013
  • Table 18 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 19 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 20 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 21 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 22 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 23 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 24 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
  • Summary 2 Other Sugar Confectionery: Product Types

GUM

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 25 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 26 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 27 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 28 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 29 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 30 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 31 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 32 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Packaged Food in Lithuania - Industry Context

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Packaged food sales see a steady gain after the recession

Brands becoming more important

The pressure from cheap imports eases slightly

No end in sight to the dominance of supermarkets and hypermarkets

Positive, yet slow development of packaged food is anticipated

FOODSERVICE – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 36 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 37 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 38 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 39 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018

IMPULSE AND INDULGENCE PRODUCTS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 40 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 41 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 42 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 43 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 44 NBO Company Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 45 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 49 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

MEAL SOLUTIONS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 50 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 51 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 52 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 53 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 54 NBO Company Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 55 LBN Brand Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 56 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

NUTRITION/STAPLES – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 60 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 61 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 62 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 63 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 64 NBO Company Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 65 LBN Brand Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 66 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 67 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 68 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 69 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

MARKET DATA

  • Table 70 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 71 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 72 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 73 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 74 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 75 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 76 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 77 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 78 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 79 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2013
  • Table 80 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 81 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 82 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 83 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 3 Research Sources

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Packaged Food
    • Confectionery
      • Chocolate Confectionery
        • Alfajores
        • Bagged Selflines/Softlines
        • Boxed Assortments
          • Standard Boxed Assortments
          • Twist Wrapped Miniatures
        • Chocolate with Toys
        • Countlines
        • Seasonal Chocolate
        • Tablets
        • Other Chocolate Confectionery
      • Gum
        • Bubble Gum
        • Chewing Gum
          • Sugar Free Gum
          • Sugarised Gum
      • Sugar Confectionery
        • Boiled Sweets
        • Liquorice
        • Lollipops
        • Medicated Confectionery
        • Mints
          • Power Mints
          • Standard Mints
        • Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews
        • Toffees, Caramels and Nougat
        • Other Sugar Confectionery

Statistics Included

For each category and subcategory you will receive the following data in Excel format:

From Passport

  • Market Sizes
  • Company Shares
  • Brand Shares
  • Distribution
  • Pricing
  • Analysis by Type
  • Products by Ingredient

Market size details:

  • Retail volume
  • Retail volume % growth
  • Retail volume per capita
  • Foodservice volume
  • Foodservice volume % growth
  • Foodservice volume per capita
  • Total volume
  • Total volume % growth
  • Total volume per capita
  • Retail value retail selling price % growth
  • Retail value retail selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value retail selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value manufacturer selling price % growth
  • Retail value manufacturer selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value manufacturer selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail volume (tonnes)
  • Retail volume (tonnes) % growth
  • Retail volume (tonnes) per capita
  • Foodservice volume (tonnes)
  • Foodservice volume (tonnes) % growth
  • Foodservice volume (tonnes) per capita
  • Total volume (tonnes)
  • Total volume (tonnes) % growth
  • Total volume (tonnes) per capita

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