Strong competition, innovative marketing, new flavours, packaging and delivery systems make confectionery, snack foods and soft drinks one of the most dynamic sectors in the Australian food and beverage market. While the Confectionery and Soft Drink Wholesaling industry represents only a small part of this sector, its fortunes are inextricably tied to the trends prevalent in its upstream industries. Over the past five years, industry growth was boosted by product innovation, which helped alleviate some nutritional concerns and stimulated demand through new products. Innovation in storage and stock control technology has also aided the bottom line.
This industry wholesales confectionery, snack foods and soft drinks. Confectionery includes chocolate or cocoa products, chewing gum, and sugar confectionery. Snack products include potato crisps, corn chips, nuts and pretzels, and nutritious snacks. Soft drinks include carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, cordials and syrups, excluding bottled water, fruit juice, alcoholic beverages or milk drinks.
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.