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Confectionery Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Confectionery Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.360 | Mar 2017

Sweet success: Resilient demand has supported revenue growth over the past five years

The Confectionery Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Mars Chocolate UK Ltd Mars Chocolate UK Ltd market share
Mondelez UK Limited Mondelez UK Limited market share
Nestle UK Ltd Nestle UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Confectionery Wholesaling industry includes merchant wholesalers that distribute confectionery to a range of retailers including supermarkets, convenience stores and other retailers. Despite volatile sugar and cocoa prices, the industry has performed well over the five years through 2016-17. The industry is characterised by intense internal competition, particularly between the key players such as Mondelez and Mars. While both firms predominantly manufacture confectionery, they also have vertically integrated wholesale divisions. Inflated corporate budgets have also helped to generate opportunities by allowing operators to invest in product innovation and use aggressive marketing to track and embrace new consumer trends... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry is concentrated in London, the South East and the North West. Together, these three regions account for 42.7% of industry establishments. The distribution of industry activity corresponds largely to the distribution of the population and the location of downstream retail and food services.


London is the most important region for the industry, accounting for 21.4% of industry establishments in 2016-17. London has the largest share of retail stores, as it is home to a significant share of the population and household disposable income. In terms of downstream food retail customers, London accounts for a large proportion of the UK’s supermarkets, meaning that operators in this region benefit from close proximity to downstream markets.

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What is the Confectionery Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale chocolate and sugar confectionery such as chewing gum, caramels, nougats and lozenges. They also wholesale sweet bakery products. The industry excludes the wholesale of bread. Industry operators sell products to markets such as supermarkets, speciality retail outlets and convenience stores.

Industry Products
ChocolateSugar confectionery Chewing gumBakers' confectionery
Industry Activities
Chocolate wholesalingChocolate confectionery wholesalingChewing gum and bubblegum wholesalingSugar confectionery wholesalingBakery product wholesaling

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