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US Chocolate Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunity Analysis

  • ID: 2762012
  • Report
  • December 2013
  • Region: United States
  • 88 Pages
  • Lucintel
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The US chocolate industry is expected to experience moderate growth and reach an estimated $19.3 billion in 2018. Innovation of new products in dark chocolate and milk chocolate segment with new flavors and low calorie such as sugar-free chocolates will increase the growth of retail chocolate industry. Occasion and celebration is a factor that impacts the selling and production of chocolate and ultimately leads the increased company revenue which boosts industry growth.

The author highlights the major challenges likely to be faced by the industry. Rising prices of raw materials, especially for cocoa beans, is affecting the manufacturing cost of chocolates which can pose a challenge for market growth. Other factors such as intermittent raw material supply and lack of efficient distribution channels in emerging markets create challenges for the chocolate industry.

The report also covers the key drivers. Increasing consumer expenditure and per capita income are the primary demand drivers for retail chocolate industry which drive industry towards growth. Increasing personal consumption expenditure would increase the US retail chocolate industry. As per the study, 73.9% of total US population, i.e., 234 million consumers love to eat chocolates irrespective of gender. Hectic lifestyle of consumers and innovative chocolate products doubling as health supplement, chocolate for the diet conscious, low calorie chocolates etc. lead to significant market growth.

Based on current economic forecasts, the US retail chocolate industry expects to register decent growth. Consumer awareness of brands, gifting in celebrations and various occasion, and increasing hectic lifestyle of consumers is expected to drive industry growth.

This report provides market dynamics and future opportunities to make long-term strategic and financial decisions as well as to compete in the market. This report gives insights of the market trend (2007-2012) and forecast period (2013-2018) which will assist the interested companies in making key decisions.

This unique report will provide you with valuable information, insights, and tools needed to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in this market. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and will significantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today's stringent economy, you need every advantage that you can find.

Features of This Report:

To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. This market report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinational materials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many more that operate in this market.

Some of the features of “US Chocolate Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Forecast and Opportunity Analysis” include:

- Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter's Five Forces model which helps to understand the competitive position of industry players
- US Chocolate market intelligence with special emphasis on dark, milk, and white chocolate markets
- Competitive Analysis of top five players and profitability analysis of the industry provides opportunity for existing players as well as new entrance to make decision for sustainable growth.
- Market size trend (2007-2012) in terms of value and volume and forecast (2013-2018) for key market segments that are useful to make major investment decisions
- Competitive Landscape, emerging trend, market drivers and growth opportunity analysis provided helps to ascertain a sound investment decision

Who Can Benefit From This Report?
This study is intended for senior level executives, sales, OEMs, marketing and business development professionals at various nodes of value chain of this market. This multi-client market study is used by small to multi-national Fortune 500 companies and utilized for a variety of reasons as follows.

-Business development
-Strategic planning
-Business presentation
-Determination of market size and trend
-Competitive analysis
-Resource and inventory management
-Budgeting
-Investment decisions
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1. Executive Summary

2. Chocolate Industry Background and Classifications
2.1: Introduction
2.1.1: Industry classification
2.1.2: Industry served
2.1.3: Supply chain

3. Market Analysis
3.1: The US chocolate industry analysis 2012
3.1.1: The US chocolate industry by value
3.1.2: market trend 2007-2012
3.1.3: demographic factors analysis
3.1.4: Macro economy trends
3.1.5: The US chocolate industry trend
3.1.6: The US chocolate market trend by segment
3.2: Industry drivers and challenges
3.3: The US chocolate industry forecast 2013–2018
3.3.1: Macro economy forecasts
3.3.2: The US chocolate industry forecast by value

4. Financial (Cost Structure, Profitability, Debt, and Assets) Analysis
4.1: The US chocolate industry profitability analysis
4.1.1: Cost structure of the us chocolate industry 2007-2012
4.2: Asset analysis
4.3: Debt analysis
4.4: Cash on hand analysis

5. Competitive Landscape and Growth Opportunities Analysis
5.1: Product portfolio analysis
5.2: Market share analysis
5.3: Growth leadership analysis
5.4: Growth opportunities analysis

6. Industry Strategic Assessment
6.1: Emerging trends in the us chocolate industry
6.2: Unmet needs in chocolate industry
6.3: Innovations and new product launches in chocolate industry
6.4: Mergers and acquisitions in chocolate industry

7. Company Profiles for Leading Players

List of Figures

Chapter 2. Chocolate Industry Background and Classifications
Figure 2.1: Segmentation on the basis of ingredients of us chocolate industry
Figure 2.2: Key Products in US chocolate industry
Figure 2.4: Supply chain chocolate industry
Figure 2.5: Porter's Five Forces industry analysis for US chocolate market

Chapter 3. Market Analysis
Figure 3.1: US Chocolate Industry Distribution by Segments in 2012
Figure 3.2: Population Age Structure in 2012
Figure 3.3: Population Contribution by Gender in 2012
Figure 3.4: Trend of US GDP Growth Rate
Figure 3.5: Trend of US Population Growth Rate
Figure 3.6: Trend of US Inflation Rate
Figure 3.7: Trend of US Unemployment Rate
Figure 3.8: US Chocolate Industry Growth Trend (2007-2012)
Figure 3.9: US Chocolate Revenue ($ B) by Segments in 2012
Figure 3.10: US Chocolate Industry Trend by Market Segments during 2007-2012
Figure 3.11: CAGR of Various Segments of the US Chocolate Industry: 2007-2012
Figure 3.12: Growth Rate in Various Segments of the US Chocolate Industry during 2011-2012
Figure 3.13: Forecast of US GDP Growth Rate
Figure 3.14: Forecast of US Population Growth Rate
Figure 3.15: Forecast of US Inflation Rate
Figure 3.16: Forecast of US Unemployment Rate
Figure 3.17: US Chocolate Industry Growth Forecast (2013-2018)
Figure 3.18: US Chocolate Industry Market Segments Forecast by Value during 20132018

Chapter 4. Financial (Cost Structure, Profitability, Debt, and Assets) Analysis
Figure 4.1: US chocolate industry profitability analysis during 2007-2012 (%)
Figure 4.2: Cost structure of US chocolate industry 2007-2012
Figure 4.3: Asset for US chocolate industry 2007-2012 ($ B)
Figure 4.4: Debt for US chocolate industry 2007-2012 ($ B)
Figure 4.5: Cash on hand for US chocolate industry 2007-2012 ($ B)

Chapter 5. Competitive Landscape and Growth Opportunities Analysis
Figure 5.1: Market presence of major players of us chocolate industry
Figure 5.2: US market share of retail chocolate manufactures in 2012
Figure 5.3: Market share in terms of $ value by top five companies in us chocolate
industry in 2012
Figure 5.4: Growth leadership matrix in US chocolate industry
Figure 5.5: Growth forecasts in various segments

Chapter 6. Industry Strategic Assessment
Figure 6.1: Emerging trends in US chocolate industry
Figure 6.2: Unmet needs in US chocolate industry

List of Tables
Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: US chocolate industry parameters and attributes

Chapter 3. Market Analysis
Table 3.1: Market trends (2007-2012) in US chocolate industry ($ B)
Table 3.2: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the US chocolate
industry in terms of $ value
Table 3.3: Market size and 2011-2012 growth rates in various segments of US chocolate
industry in terms of $ value
Table 3.4: Market size and annual growth rates during last five years (2007-2012) in
various market segments of us chocolate industry in terms of $ value
Table 3.5: Market forecast (2013-2018) in US chocolate ($ B)
Table 3.6: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the US chocolate
industry in terms of $ value
Table 3.7: Market size and 2012-2013 growth rates in various segments of US chocolate
industry in terms of $ value
Table 3.8: Market size and annual growth rates during next five years (2013-2018) in
various market segments of US chocolate industry in terms of $ value

Chapter 5. Competitive Landscape and Growth Opportunities Analysis
Table 5.1: Market Share of US Chocolate Manufactures in 2012
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