Snacks in Costa Rica

July 2021
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Snacks industry in Costa Rica with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to a comprehensive range of core packaged food categories.

If you're in the Snacks industry in Costa Rica, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Snacks in Costa Rica report includes:

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

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Snacks in Costa Rica?
  • Which are the leading brands in Snacks in Costa Rica?
  • How are products distributed in Snacks in Costa Rica?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce and/or the expansion of modern grocery retail impacting traditional retail?
  • What are the key health and wellness concerns driving, or challenging, sales in Snacks?
  • How significant are vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements in determining sales growth in Costa Rica?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted consumer demand? To what extent have lockdown, home seclusion and stockpiling boosted sales? Will the longer term economic repercussions of the pandemic stimulate or suppress future growth?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?
  • How significant will values-based claims, such as sustainability and ethical labelling, be in supporting future growth and brand equity?

Snacks in Costa Rica

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Snacks in 2021: The big picture
Key trends in 2021
Competitive landscape
Channel developments
What next for snacks?

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Sales of Snacks by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 2 Sales of Snacks by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 3 Sales of Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 4 Sales of Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Snacks: % Value 2017-2021 Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Snacks: % Value 2018-2021 Table 7 Distribution of Snacks by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 8 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 9 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 10 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 11 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

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SOURCES

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Chocolate Confectionery in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Chocolate confectionery continues to see healthy growth in 2021, as players embrace evolving trends to meet consumers’ sweet treat demands
Sustainable domestic cacao and retro chocolate bars drive innovation
Dos Pinos maintains top place thanks to ongoing developments and agile logistics

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Full recovery will be in line with a return to pre-pandemic lifestyles and economic recovery
Growth in e-commerce will benefit chocolate confectionery over the forecast period
Sustainable, gourmet and artisan trends expected to drive innovations

CATEGORY DATA

Table 12 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 13 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 14 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 15 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 16 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value 2016-2021 Table 17 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2017-2021 Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2018-2021 Table 19 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 20 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 21 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 22 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 23 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Gum in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Gum fares better in 2021 compared to 2020, but continues to face challenges which will keep sales suppressed
Few developments seen, with child-orientated products virtually vanishing
Mondelez maintains its stronghold thanks to overall category dominance, whilst global brands in “others” continue to gain shares

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Recovery in line with a return to pre-pandemic lifestyles, although challenges still remain
Functional claims and biodegradable offerings will drive innovations
Players utilise social media platforms to engage with young adult audiences

CATEGORY DATA

Table 24 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 25 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 26 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 27 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 28 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2017-2021 Table 29 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2018-2021 Table 30 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 31 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 32 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 33 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 34 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Sugar Confectionery in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Sugar confectionery continues to fare well, with nostalgic treats from Dos Pinos leading innovations
Bimbo’s new selection bags of popular products leads the way in new format innovation
Mondelez maintains medicated confectionery stronghold with Halls brand, whilst Dos Pinos drives innovation

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Full recovery will be in line with a return to pre-pandemic lifestyles, children’s parties, and Halloween celebrations
Functional, therapeutic and sugar-free trends set to grow
Natural, traditional and artisanal confectionery set to drive niche innovations

CATEGORY DATA

Table 35 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 36 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 37 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 38 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 39 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value 2016-2021 Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2017-2021 Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2018-2021 Table 42 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 43 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 44 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 45 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 46 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Sweet biscuits, snack bars and fruit snacks continue to perform well, with private labels becoming more popular
Niche domestic players active in innovations challenge the leading players, despite being unable to compete in economies of scale
Cía de Galletas Pozuelo maintains its lead thanks to strong global backing and the success of its namesake brand

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Larger economy formats will continue to prove popular over the forecast period
Niche functional developments targeted towards higher-income consumers will expand and start to reach a wider audience via online platforms
Health and wellness trend set to drive ongoing innovation in all-natural, free-from and organic offerings

CATEGORY DATA

Table 47 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 48 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 49 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 50 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 51 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2017-2021 Table 52 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2018-2021 Table 53 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2017-2021 Table 54 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2018-2021 Table 55 NBO Company Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2017-2021 Table 56 LBN Brand Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2018-2021 Table 57 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 58 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 59 Distribution of Snack Bars by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 60 Distribution of Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 61 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 62 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 63 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 64 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Ice cream and frozen desserts sees stronger growth in 2021, thanks to impulse purchases bouncing back and a switch to large format take-home ice cream
Functional ice cream proposals, such as vegan keto, herald an emerging trend
Dos Pinos maintains its significant lead, thanks to adaptation to meet changing consumer trends

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Full recovery in ice cream and frozen desserts linked to a return to pre-pandemic lifestyles and a rebound in tourism
Traditional dairy players set to embrace plant-based ice cream, to keep up with evolving consumer trends
E-commerce set to gain momentum over the forecast period

CATEGORY DATA

Table 65 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 66 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 67 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 68 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 69 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2017-2021 Table 70 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2018-2021 Table 71 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2021 Table 72 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2018-2021 Table 73 Distribution of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 74 Distribution of Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 75 Distribution of Frozen Desserts by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 76 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 77 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 78 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 79 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Savoury Snacks in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Savoury snacks continues to see healthy growth in 2021, thanks to rising prevalence of natural variants and private label players
Health-orientated variants and all-natural claims continue to gain momentum
Cía de Galletas Pozuelo takes the lead in savoury snacks, pipping close competitor Gruma Centroamérica to the post

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Functional variants and natural ingredients set to drive innovation over the forecast period
Family-sized and multi-packs will continue to drive sales, also stimulated by a return to on-the-go lifestyles
Social media and e-commerce enable niche players to directly reach their consumer audiences

CATEGORY DATA

Table 80 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 81 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 82 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 83 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 84 NBO Company Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2017-2021 Table 85 LBN Brand Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2018-2021 Table 86 Distribution of Savoury Snacks by Format: % Value 2016-2021 Table 87 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 88 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 89 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 90 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026
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