Chocolate consumption seems to be a mainstay among US consumers. Over the five years to 2015, revenue for the Chocolate Stores industry has expanded and will continue to increase during the five years to 2020. This growth, though facilitated by high cocoa prices, will be mostly driven by rising per capita disposable income. Many consumers consider chocolates daily luxuries, in which they will indulge regardless of economic conditions. Although the majority of chocolate will be retailed at supermarkets and other retailers outside the industry, industry operators will continue to benefit from rising disposable incomes and growing demand for premium chocolates. Limited cocoa supply will also keep chocolate selling prices high, aiding industry revenue and profit.
This industry includes specialty shops and boutiques that retail chocolate products to consumers. Supermarkets, department stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers and online retailers are excluded from this industry. Establishments such as coffee shops, bakeries and franchise retail establishments that sell chocolate products also are excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.