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About the Candy Report

The Candy Trend Report covers all aspects of the sweets sector, from the marketing of chocolate bars to new products in bubble gum and gummy bears. Candy marketing has seen a rise in colorful viral campaigns, as demonstrated by an array of ads for Skittles and Mars. With insider access to our crowd-sourced reports, companies will gain insight on how caramels, mints, chocolate candies and more are evolving to meet the demands of consumers.

Who It's For

The Candy Trend Report is beneficial for all candy producers, and features the work of Jelly Belly, Sour Patch Kids and other companies in the sweets industry.

Our research is dictated and sourced by the consumer, and with our cutting edge research, businesses will have the insight to predict evolving trends in the market and effectively shape product development and marketing strategies.

The Candy Trend Report, last published on Aug 18, 2015, includes 199 PRO Trends and 995 examples of candy market research and candy consumer trends related to: sweets, chocolate bars, bubble gum, gummy bears, caramels and candy trends.

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Our candy research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced candy articles and 2,449,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 199 Candy PRO Trends = 199 Powerpoint Pages Candy PPT Report
• 995 Candy Examples

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• 139 Candy Videos (Online) Candy Videos
• 5,970 Candy Images (Online) Candy Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Alcohol, Champagne, Extreme, Football, Golf, Hockey, Hunting, Party, Bar, Cheese, Juice, Pop, Burgers, Cigarettes, Circus, Bacon, Barbecue, Water, Candy, Chicken, chocolate, Pizza, Milk, Cookies, Dairy, Dinner, Ice Cream, Restaurant, Pants, Sugar and more!



Sample Candy Pro Trends

Each Candy PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online candy articles, videos and images. Examples:

DIY Sentiments Valentine’s Day takes a DIY approach as families seek bonding activities Implications - No longer merely celebrated by couples, romantic occasions like Valentine’s Day are being adapted to include fun, DIY activities for family-friendly allure. Transforming typically romantic occasions into more social experiences, consumers, like parents, are opting for DIY activities and tutorials to add an element of entertainment and familial bonding to the occasion.
DIY Sentiments
Valentine’s Day takes a DIY approach as families seek bonding activities
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Maker Culture Romance Consumer interest in maker culture prompts a surge in DIY gifting Implications - A seemingly relentless passion for maker culture among young shoppers is prompting a host of DIY gifting ideas. No matter the format, what remains consistent are the tie-ins between a drive for handmade goods and the Millennial love of customization. Just below this demographic are members of Generation Z who are also enthusiastic about homespun creations due to more conservative spending habits.
Maker Culture Romance
Consumer interest in maker culture prompts a surge in DIY gifting
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Unexpected Confectionery Sweets are added to unconventional food items for experiential allure Implications - No longer satisfied with traditional consumption, consumers, particularly those of a younger generation, are turning to obscure food pairings for experiential allure. Adding sweets like cotton candy to savory dishes and beverages, consumers are seeking to not only heighten flavor, but also to add an element of intrigue to typically ordinary meals. This reflects a growing desire to constantly adapt and alter routine.
Unexpected Confectionery
Sweets are added to unconventional food items for experiential allure
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Premium Brew The tea industry is offering increased specialization to satiate consumer demands Implications - The premiumization of tea continues, as manufacturers and retailers liken the typically low-key beverage with its more sophisticated counterparts, wine and coffee. Whether it's by focusing on specialized preparation or presentation, the beverage itself is being elevated to fit the rising culture surrounding it.
Premium Brew
The tea industry is offering increased specialization to satiate consumer demands
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Pixelated Perspective High-concept pixel art speaks to the modern consumer's digital mindset Implications - Deliberately pixelated designs have found their way into everything from packaging to public art in what can only be considered a direct reflection of the modern consumer's digital perspective. An efficient means for brands to communicate their forward-thinking vision, pixelated design represents the inherent intersection of the digital and natural worlds through the scope of the discerning consumer.
Pixelated Perspective
High-concept pixel art speaks to the modern consumer's digital mindset
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Maker Play Toy shops integrate customization features to increase involvement Implications - Seeking to add a level of interactivity to the buying process, brands targeting younger audiences are turning to store enhancements that encourage participation. Allowing kids to customize, alter and interact with goods, brands are providing a laid-back atmosphere that allows consumers to become involved with the products they purchase in a hands-on way. Such examples reflect a shift toward more inclusive buying methods.
Maker Play
Toy shops integrate customization features to increase involvement
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Giftable Confection Seasonal treats adopt packaging designs suitable for gift-giving Implications - Moving beyond traditional seasonal flavors, holiday confections are integrating packaging designs that mimic collectibles and gift wrapping for experiential allure. By specifically crafting packages to mimic products such as toys or decor, brands are not only seeking to make seasonal goods more memorable, but also giving typically single-use products a second life by offering greater depth and adaptability.
Giftable Confection
Seasonal treats adopt packaging designs suitable for gift-giving
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Gender Transparency The transgender community establishes a mainstream presence Implications - In recent years, the transgender community has risen to the forefront of LGBTQ efforts with the help of celebrity advocacy and a growing presence in the mainstream media. This is not only an indication of the evolving attitudes towards gender representation, but also an effort on behalf of the transgender community to educate the public by sharing their own personal experiences.
Gender Transparency
The transgender community establishes a mainstream presence
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 193 more Candy PRO Trends and 995 examples!



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