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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers

Overview of the U.S. Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Paper And Plastic Products

Packaged Frozen Food

Confectioneries, Including Candy, Nuts, Chips, And Popcorn

Candy, Including Chocolate

Chewing Gum

Nuts, Except Raw

Chips And Popcorn

Other Confectioneries

Fresh Meat And Meat Products

Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes

Bread, Baked Goods, And Baking Ingredients

Cookies And Cakes

Other Baked Goods, Including Crackers

Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Food

Preserves, Jellies, Jams, Peanut Butter, And Honey

Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Juices, And Nonalcoholic Beverages

Grocery Specialties

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Sales and Related Occupations 16%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 12%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 10%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6%
Production Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 43%
Motor Vehicle Operators 22%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 22%
Driver/Sales Workers 10%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 9%
Material Moving Workers 18%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 15%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Anton-Argires trademarks "ARGIRES SNACKS" - Dried fruit mixes; Dried fruits; Nut-based snack foods; Nuts with flour-based coatings; Nuts with starch-based coatings; Seeds prepared for human consumption, not being seasonings or flavourings; Blanched nuts; Caffeine-coated nuts; Candied nuts; Coffee-coated nuts; Flavored nuts; Fruit-based organic food snacks also containing nuts, seeds; Prepared nuts; Prepared watermelon seeds; Preserved, dried and cooked fruit and vegetables; Processed nuts; Processed nuts - 12/15/2017
  • Pristine Spring Water trademarks "PRISTINE SPRINGS" - Bottled drinking water - 07/31/2013
  • Andean Dream trademarks "ANDEAN DREAM" - Cookies; Pasta - 06/25/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Edward Marc Brands
    Sugar Memories

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Snacks in short supply over Chuseok holiday - Later in our hometown, when she went to the market to buy some cotton candy, she remarked to the merchant that its size was much smaller ... end up a bit cheaper in the other regions as well. Wholesalers sometimes gather and agree to sell their items ... (10/11/2017)
    • Discount Tiffany & Co. diamonds? You wish! Fake Hong Kong site rips off iconic jewellery - Tiffany & Co said its genuine merchandise is exclusively sold through its website and that Tiffany & Co does not sell its merchandise to online liquidators, online wholesalers ... asked, Candy Cheung, a Facebook user. According to the merchant's answers ... (08/08/2015)
    • Senior housing planned at portion of Red Lion Woodlake site - After graduating from UC Berkeley, she worked in food prep at Narsai’s market in the Bay Area, managed sales for a wholesale ... and candy, supplied by local growers and businesses. She’s even in talks with another soon-to-open downtown merchant ... (08/05/2015)
    • How Much Does it Cost to Stock a Convenience Store? - Getting in on the $400 billion convenience store market takes careful planning and budgeting ... Finding full service general merchant wholesalers willing to sell you products at wholesale prices not only keeps the cost of stocking your dry and ... (02/20/2014)
    • Sen. Klein may become a pain in the glass - Nearly 80% of the 235 New York-licensed wine and spirits wholesalers now operate from New Jersey warehouses. Thus, the impact would be immense because they would be compelled to own, lease or rent space in New York. Virtually every wine merchant and ... (02/09/2014)
    • Chef's cheesecake is a sweet tribute to Albertina Kerr's history and namesake - Then comes the sensational headline in The Oregonian: "Rich merchant divorces wife ... such as gingersnap, pumpkin and candy cane. "The cheesecake has become our iconic dessert," says Priest. "It definitely honors the memory of Albertina. (06/04/2013)
    • Vistar Opening Merchant’s Mart with Expanded Food Offering in Nashville - --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vistar, one of the nation’s leading distributors of candy, snacks and beverages ... This release announces the opening of Merchant's Mart wholesale cash and carry store in Nashville, Tenn. The new store will serve as a one-stop ... (04/22/2013)
    • Candy store in Sharon a blast from the past - I want to invest all my time and effort in Sharon.” After a little more than a year at the Merchant Street location selling mainly wholesale, Fares said he is selling about 5,000 pounds of candy per week from the outlet. “We found out there’s a big ... (08/30/2012)
    • How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart - JIM SINEGAL, the chief executive of Costco Wholesale, the nation's fifth-largest retailer, had all the enthusiasm of an 8-year-old in a candy store as he tore open ... Sinegal just might be America's shrewdest merchant since Sam Walton. (07/17/2005)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $55,100 on Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers. It has awarded 7 contracts to 2 companies, with an average value of $27,550 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Candy & Snackfood WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Tobacco & Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Confectioneries are less than those from Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Confectioneries sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Confectioneries Product Sales Report

    Chips And Popcorn
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Candy & Snackfood WholesalersOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Chips And Popcorn are less than those from Candy & Snackfood Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Chips And Popcorn sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Chips And Popcorn Product Sales Report

    Nuts Product Sales Report

    Bread, Baked Goods, And Baking Ingredients
    Bread, Baked Goods, And Baking Ingredients Product Sales Report

    Grocery Specialties
    Grocery Specialties Product Sales Report

    Soft Drinks And Bottled Water
    Soft Drinks And Bottled Water Product Sales Report

    Packaged Frozen Food
    Packaged Frozen Food Product Sales Report

    Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes
    Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes Product Sales Report

    Chewing Gum
    Chewing Gum Product Sales Report

    Paper And Plastic Products
    Paper And Plastic Products Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Fountain fruits and syrups merchant wholesalers, Cheese confections (e.g., curls, puffs) merchant wholesalers, Seeds (e.g., canned, roasted, salted) merchant wholesalers, Chewing gum merchant wholesalers, Chips (e.g., corn, potato) merchant wholesalers, Confectionery merchant wholesalers, Nuts (e.g., Potato chips and related snacks merchant wholesalers, Syrup, fountain, merchant wholesalers, Chocolate candy merchant wholesalers, Popcorn merchant wholesalers, Candy merchant wholesalers, Gum, chewing, Corn chips and related corn snacks merchant wholesalers, etc.

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