One chocolate manufacturer in particular brings a colourful variety to confectionery shelves: Alfred Ritter, with around 30 different types of chocolate. And though these sweet, chocolatey temptations may differ in taste and packaging colours, they do have one thing in common: their square shape, the distinguishing feature of this almost centenarian chocolate brand. To make the cold, winter season a bit more bearable, Ritter Sport now presents its wanderlust edition, with names as exceptional as the flavours themselves: Hula Hula, Buenos Días, Marhaba. Offering us all a welcome taste of Summer.
INCREASE IN CONFECTIONERY SALES
As assortments become more varied, sales for confectionery products increase as well. According to figures published by market research company Statista, the industry can expect a global turnover of more than 418 billion US dollars for the current year, with an annual growth of 3.5 percent in the years from 2020 to 2023. The average per capita sales volume for confectionery is 8.4 kilograms.
For chocolate products, a market growth of around five percent is expected in the years from 2019 to 2023, equating to around 37 billion US dollars; 44 percent of these are expected in the EMEA region alone.
The USA are the market leaders in the confectionery segment, with around 76.5 billion dollars in sales. According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans consume sweets around two to three times a week – the equivalent of 40 calories or one teaspoon of sugar per capita, per day.