Executive Summary

Aug 2019
PROSPECTS
The war on sugar leads to volume decline; players therefore focus on quality

Retail current value sales of sugar confectionery increased in 2019, but this was mainly driven by a rise in inflation, with volume sales remaining almost static. This was due to the ongoing war on sugar, which will continue to hamper volume growth of sugar confectionery in the forecast period.

Reduced sugar lines are popular, but the challenge from healthier snacks remains

Efforts to cut the amount of sugar in sugar confectionery led to retail current value growth in sugar-free sugar confectionery in 2019, with leading manufacturers paving the way. In 2017, Public Health England set manufacturers and retailers the challenge of voluntarily reducing the sugar in their products by 5% in 2017 and by 20% by 2020, through reducing the portion size or offering healthier products.

“Big night in” trend leads to value growth for convenience stores

Although impulse purchases of sugar confectionery have fallen within supermarkets and discounters due to the removal of such product from checkouts, impulse sales via convenience stores continue to grow. Consumers may be more health-conscious, but indulgence also continues to play an important role in purchasing habits.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Leaders see share declines due to competition from the smallest players

Although Mondelez retained its lead in sugar confectionery in value terms in 2019, it continued to see a decline in its share, due to the falling shares of Maynards Bassett's, Trebor and Cadbury Eclairs. It was not alone, with the second and third players, Haribo Dunhills and Nestlé UK, also seeing both sales and share declines in 2019.

Unwilling to give up sweets completely, consumers seek health-positioned confectionery that tastes good at the same time

Consumers are not only looking to indulge themselves with treats, they are looking to reduce their sugar consumption and are splashing out on sugar confectionery products that market themselves as healthy. Indulgence is and always will be a core driver in packaged food.

Nostalgia allows traditional brands to see a resurgence

Nostalgia for childhood experiences could provide new ways to market and position traditional brands. Consumers’ emphasis is shifting from possession to experience, and “kidulting” is all about adults looking to relive their childhood by consuming foods that remind them of being a child.

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Sugar Confectionery in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

The war on sugar leads to volume decline; players therefore focus on quality
Reduced sugar lines are popular, but the challenge from healthier snacks remains
“Big night in” trend leads to value growth for convenience stores

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Leaders see share declines due to competition from the smallest players
Unwilling to give up sweets completely, consumers seek health-positioned confectionery that tastes good at the same time
Nostalgia allows traditional brands to see a resurgence
Summary 1 Other Sugar Confectionery by Product Type: 2019

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 2 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 3 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 4 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 5 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value 2014-2019
Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2015-2019
Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2016-2019
Table 8 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 12 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Packaged Food in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Sales of packaged food continue to rise, boosted by premiumisation
Demand increases for healthy and convenient products
Private label maintains share growth due to offering quality at low prices
Consumers increasingly buy their groceries online
Packaged food set to continue growing

FOODSERVICE

Sales to Foodservice
Meat substitutes and milk alternatives continue to expand in foodservice
Changing breakfast consumption leads to growth in breakfast cereals through foodservice
Vegetable chips, popcorn and sweet potato fries increase in popularity in foodservice
Consumer Foodservice
Delivery services expand, offering convenience to consumers, but there are concerns
Lower consumer confidence reduces visits to foodservice outlets
Diversification as retailers move into foodservice and the overall dining experience becomes more important
Category Data
Table 13 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 14 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 15 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 16 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024

MARKET DATA

Table 17 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 18 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 19 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 20 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 21 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2015-2019
Table 22 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2015-2019
Table 23 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2019
Table 24 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2014-2019
Table 25 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 26 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2019
Table 27 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 28 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources