Many local consumers are increasingly seeking higher quality from the products they purchase as part of the healthy indulgence trend. Therefore, the trend towards premium chocolate confectionery is set to gain further importance in the coming years.
E-commerce sales of chocolate confectionery received a significant boost in 2020 following the emergence of the pandemic and subsequent home seclusion, as consumers looked to treat themselves with small indulgences during an unstable period. Despite a marginal drop in sales in 2021, e-commerce has been regaining ground in the category, driven by busy consumers attracted to the channel due to its convenience and ease of ordering.
Demand for chocolate confectionery through retail recovered in the first half of 2023, fuelled by healthy indulgence, gifting occasions and greater mobility outside of the home, driving up impulse purchases of snacks in general. Moreover, local production is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period but will face fierce and established competition from leading international players such as Mars, Ferrero, and Mondelez, which are ready to implement new marketing and production strategies to maintain their strong positions in the United Arab Emirates.
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This is the aggregation of tablets, countlines, chocolate pouches and bags, boxed assortments, seasonal chocolate, chocolate with toys, and other chocolate confectionery. Nuts and fruits covered in chocolate are included in this category. Note that chocolate overtly positioned for baking/cooking purposes is excluded from Euromonitor International's confectionery coverage.See All of Our Definitions
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