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Executive Summary

Chocolate Confectionery

TRENDS

  • Value sales are expected to grow at a faster rate than volume sales in 2014, as seen in previous years. Per capita volume consumption of chocolate confectionery remains relatively flat, although growth is still positive as consumers continue to buck the health and wellness trend and turn to chocolate confectionery for an affordable indulgence. Consumers are also continuing to look for higher quality and more premium products, which has resulted in higher value growth rates.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Mondelez International still dominates chocolate confectionery in 2014, with a 29% share of retail value shares equating to retail value sales of £1.8 billion. This is well above the shares of nearest rivals Mars and Nestlé which have shares of 21% and 15%, respectively. Sales of Mondelez’s largest brand, Cadbury Dairy Milk, grew by nearly £60 million thanks to the continued success of its Marvellous Creations range which was launched in mid-2013. With numerous flavour variants, Marvellous Creations is now available in different formats, including tablets and bagged selflines/softlines.

PROSPECTS

  • Impulse purchasing is an important factor in chocolate confectionery sales. In 2014 two of the UK’s top retailers – Tesco and Lidl – announced that they will no longer be selling confectionery at the checkouts. This was after parents raised concerns that the positioning of unhealthy food products at the till lead to parents purchasing these items after pestering and pressure from their children. If other retailers follow suit, which could be likely, it could hamper future sales of chocolate confectionery.

Gum

TRENDS

  • On-going from 2013 and coming from sugar confectionery, chewing gum in 2014 will be marked by the growing demand for fruity sugar free gum with a preference for sour tastes. Consumers have been keen to try exciting flavours in recent years and sweet and sour have been the main ones. While sugar confectionery has been banking on this for several years, gum really started to do so in 2013. In response, Wrigley launched Extra Strawberry and Extra White Bubblemint in 2013, followed by Extra Ice Citrus in February 2014. The company also invested several million in 2014 to back up sales of its 5 brand which offers interesting flavours, such as Pulse Tropical and Turbulence Watermelon.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • The Wrigley Co Ltd remains the very clear leader with sales expected to reach above £301 million in 2014, an impressive 87% of gum value sales, with the Extra brand accounting for £222 million and growing, followed by Airwaves; sales of which reach £46 million and growing, while Orbit generates £16 million but is declining. Times have been a bit difficult for gum in recent years and Wrigley has had to come up with new innovative products to keep consumers interested. In order to revive sales, variants were launched such as Extra Strawberry and Extra Ice (fortified and better for oral health), Extra Ice White (with micro granules for better oral health and better preservation of teeth’s natural whiteness) and Orbit Complete (with xylitol) in 2012, then Extra Bubblemint in 2013 and Extra Ice Citrus in 2014.

PROSPECTS

  • Over the forecast period, gum should see a value CAGR of below 1% at constant 2014 prices, expected to be worth £358 million in 2019. As the battle against sugar continues, sugar free chewing gum sales will rise while those of sugarised chewing gum and bubble gum will decline further.

Sugar Confectionery

TRENDS

  • As obesity and related diseases such as diabetes and heart problems become a rising issue in the UK amongst both adults and children, 2014 is not expected to be a very good year for sugar confectionery. Pressure from the Government and the media on the manufacturers and consumers regarding the alarming short- and long-term effects of excessive sugar consumption is increasing. While fat, especially saturated fat, was blamed for most of these problems for decades, the finger is now being pointed at sugar. With all the bad publicity surrounding sugar nowadays, the 2014 growth rate is slowing down.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Cadbury UK Ltd is expected to remain the leader in 2014 with a 19% share but a flat performance compared to 2013. The company’s most successful brands are in pastilles, gums, jellies and chews, with brands such as Maynard’s and Bassett’s as well as the Trebor range in mints.

PROSPECTS

  • Over the forecast period, sugar confectionery is expected to record a slight negative value CAGR at constant 2014 prices, and remain at £1.7 billion. This is in line with what was expected previously given the bad reputation sugar has had, and is increasingly having, over the past few years. Parents are expected to monitor more closely their children’s consumption and adults may try to control their intake a bit more.

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Overview

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The Confectionery in United Kingdom 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

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Table of Contents

Confectionery in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONERY

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Summary 1 Other Chocolate Confectionery: Product Types
  • Table 1 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 2 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 3 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 4 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 5 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 8 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 9 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 10 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

GUM

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 13 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 14 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 15 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 16 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 17 Sales of Gum by Flavour: Rankings 2009-2014
  • Table 18 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 19 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 20 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 21 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 22 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 23 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 24 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

SUGAR CONFECTIONERY

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Summary 2 Other Sugar Confectionery: Product Types
  • Table 25 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 26 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 27 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 28 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 29 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 30 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 31 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 32 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 36 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Confectionery in the United Kingdom - Company Profiles

Mars UK Ltd in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 3 Mars UK Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 4 Mars UK Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 5 Mars UK Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Nestlé UK Ltd in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 6 Nestlé UK Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 7 Nestlé UK Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 8 Nestlé UK Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Packaged Food in the United Kingdom - Industry Context

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Steady but unspectacular year for packaged food

Convenience reigns supreme

Private label products remain substantial

Discounters continue to make inroads

More optimism for the future

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Price wars between retailers increase in intensity

Lifestyles diverge as convenience and “cooking-from-scratch” products grow

Consumers more health aware than ever, but still indulge

Brands remain the main source of innovation

FOODSERVICE – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends – sales to foodservice

Trends – foodservice

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 37 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 38 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 39 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 40 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019

IMPULSE AND INGULGENCE PRODUCTS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 41 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 42 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 43 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 44 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 45 NBO Company Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 46 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 49 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 50 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

MEAL SOLUTIONS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 51 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 52 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 53 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 54 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 55 NBO Company Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 56 LBN Brand Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

NUTRITION/STAPLES – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 61 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 62 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 63 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 64 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 65 NBO Company Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 66 LBN Brand Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 67 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 68 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 69 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 70 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

MARKET DATA

  • Table 71 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 72 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 73 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 74 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 75 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 76 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 77 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 78 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 79 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 80 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2014
  • Table 81 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 82 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 83 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 84 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

SOURCES

  • Summary 9 Research Sources

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Packaged Food
    • Confectionery
      • Chocolate Confectionery
        • 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 Flavour
  • 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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