DUBLIN, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lbl5ds/us_chocolate) has announced the addition of the "US Chocolate Industry: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunity Analysis to 2018" report to their offering.
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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.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Chocolate Industry Background and Classifications
3. Market Analysis
4. Financial (Cost Structure, Profitability, Debt, and Assets) Analysis
5. Competitive Landscape and Growth Opportunities Analysis
6. Industry Strategic Assessment
7. Company Profiles for Leading Players
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