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Snacks in South Africa

September 2022
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Snacks industry in South Africa 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 South Africa, 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 South Africa 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 South Africa?
  • Which are the leading brands in Snacks in South Africa?
  • How are products distributed in Snacks in South Africa?
  • 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 South Africa?
  • 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 South Africa

Snacks in 2022: The big picture
Key trends in 2022
Competitive landscape
Channel developments
What next for snacks?
Chart 1 Snacks Value Sales Growth Scenarios: 2020-2027
Chart 2 Snacks Impact of Drivers on Value Sales: 2020-2027
Table 1 Sales of Snacks by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 2 Sales of Snacks by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 3 Sales of Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 4 Sales of Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Snacks: % Value 2018-2022
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Snacks: % Value 2019-2022
Table 7 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2017-2022
Table 8 Distribution of Snacks by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 12 Forecast Sales of Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

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Summary 1 Research Sources

Chocolate Confectionery in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Chocolate confectionery buckles under the pressure of rising unit prices
Strong competition drives innovation from brands and private label
Discounts and promotions, but at what cost?
Value-added products expected to perform better over the forecast period
Players must stay agile and forward-thinking to stay ahead of trends
Legislation under review due to burden of lifestyle diseases on healthcare system
Table 13 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 14 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 15 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 16 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 17 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value 2017-2022
Table 18 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2018-2022
Table 19 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2019-2022
Table 20 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 21 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 23 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 24 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Gum in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Gum sees moderate value growth, driven mostly by higher unit prices
Clippa Sales competes head-on with category leader Mondelez
Cheap imports remain a threat to mainstream brands in 2022
Flavour and pack size innovation will play a pivotal role during the forecast period
Government concern about healthcare system sees legislation review
Mondelez expected to remain the leader, but strong competition threatens its share
Table 25 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 26 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 27 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 28 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 29 Sales of Gum by Flavour: Rankings 2017-2022
Table 30 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2018-2022
Table 31 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2019-2022
Table 32 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 33 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 34 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 35 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 36 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Sugar Confectionery in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Moderate value growth due to rising unit prices, despite fewer trips to stores
Key acquisitions intensify the competition and threaten Tiger Consumer Brands
Private label drives innovation, while still offering value for money
Different pack sizes expected to retain cash-strapped consumers during the forecast period
Cheap imports likely to remain a threat to mainstream brands
Rise of lifestyle diseases could see legislation change due to healthcare costs
Summary 2 Other Sugar Confectionery by Product Type: 2022
Table 37 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 38 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 39 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 40 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 41 Sales of Pastilles, Gummies, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value 2017-2022
Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2018-2022
Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2019-2022
Table 44 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 45 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 46 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 47 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 48 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Ice Cream in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Improved performance of bulk dairy ice cream boosts growth
Private label innovates ahead of the competition to meet consumer demands
Offerings from foodservice outlets hamper retail growth of impulse dairy ice crem
Value-added products expected to win over the forecast period
Optimistic outlook for ice cream, despite expectation of lower consumer spending
New food legislation under review due to rising health problems
Table 49 Sales of Ice Cream by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 50 Sales of Ice Cream by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 51 Sales of Ice Cream by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 52 Sales of Ice Cream by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 53 Sales of Ice Cream by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2017-2022
Table 54 Sales of Impulse Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 55 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2018-2022
Table 56 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2019-2022
Table 57 NBO Company Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2018-2022
Table 58 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2019-2022
Table 59 NBO Company Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2018-2022
Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2019-2022
Table 61 Distribution of Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 62 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 63 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 64 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 65 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Savoury Snacks in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Tough year for savoury snacks, as potato chips sees a strong volume decline
Weather causes potato shortages, affecting production of Simba and Lay’s potato chips
Busy lifestyles boost on-the-go snacking as lines between eating occasions blur
Outlook for savoury snacks is optimistic, driven by recovery of potato chips and healthy snacking
Room for innovation in bulk packaging to offer consumers value for money
Government concern sees legislation being reviewed
Summary 3 Other Savoury Snacks by Product Type: 2022
Table 66 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 67 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 68 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 69 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 70 NBO Company Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2018-2022
Table 71 LBN Brand Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2019-2022
Table 72 Distribution of Savoury Snacks by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 73 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 74 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 75 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 76 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Affordability remains key as tough economic conditions persist in 2022
Rusks sees a dip in demand as consumers look for more affordable options
On-the-go snacking boosts demand for protein bars and filled biscuits
Price-sensitive consumers to limit demand over the forecast period, but growth for some categories
Children likely to remain an important target for snack bars and sweet biscuits during the forecast period
Legislation may be reviewed due to burden of lifestyle diseases on healthcare system
Table 77 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 78 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 79 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 80 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 81 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2018-2022
Table 82 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2019-2022
Table 83 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2018-2022
Table 84 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2019-2022
Table 85 NBO Company Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2018-2022
Table 86 LBN Brand Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2019-2022
Table 87 NBO Company Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2018-2022
Table 88 LBN Brand Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2019-2022
Table 89 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 90 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 91 Distribution of Snack Bars by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 92 Distribution of Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 93 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 94 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 95 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 96 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
The following categories and subcategories are included:

Snacks

      • Chocolate Pouches and Bags
      • Boxed Assortments
      • Chocolate with Toys
      • Countlines
      • Seasonal Chocolate
      • Tablets
      • Other Chocolate Confectionery
      • Bubble Gum
      • Chewing Gum
      • Boiled Sweets
      • Liquorice
      • Lollipops
      • Medicated Confectionery
        • Power Mints
        • Standard Mints
      • Pastilles, Gummies, Jellies and Chews
      • Toffees, Caramels and Nougat
      • Other Sugar Confectionery
    • Frozen Yoghurt
      • Single Portion Dairy Ice Cream
      • Single Portion Water Ice Cream
    • Plant-based Ice Cream
    • Unpackaged Ice Cream
        • Bulk Dairy Ice Cream
        • Ice Cream Desserts
        • Multi-Pack Dairy Ice Cream
        • Bulk Water Ice Cream
        • Multi-Pack Water Ice Cream
    • Nuts, Seeds and Trail Mixes
      • Potato Chips
      • Tortilla Chips
      • Puffed Snacks
      • Rice Snacks
      • Vegetable, Pulse and Bread Chips
    • Savoury Biscuits
    • Popcorn
    • Pretzels
    • Meat Snacks
    • Seafood Snacks
    • Other Savoury Snacks
      • Dried Fruit
      • Processed Fruit Snacks
      • Cereal Bars
      • Protein/Energy Bars
      • Fruit and Nut Bars
      • Chocolate Coated Biscuits
      • Cookies
      • Filled Biscuits
      • Plain Biscuits
      • Wafers
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