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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 Oct 22, 2014, includes 147 PRO Trends and 735 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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Methodology

Our candy research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced candy articles and 2,114,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 147 Candy PRO Trends = 147 Powerpoint Pages Candy PPT Report
• 735 Candy Examples

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• 103 Candy Videos (Online) Candy Videos
• 4,410 Candy Images (Online) Candy Images
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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:

Augmented Reality Packaging Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging Implications - The shopping experience is becoming more focused on interactivity, but brands are now taking an even more in your face approach with augmented reality packaging. This shift supports consumer preference for smartphone integration into the product experience as brands compete to deliver the most immersive experience yet.
Augmented Reality Packaging
Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Edible Gore A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats Implications - As a societal fascination with gore rises, so to does a need to showcase appreciation for dark pop culture references. Using food and confectionery treats as a form of expression, consumers are seeking to pay tribute to TV shows and darker holiday seasons in a more creative way, reflecting an openness to shocking aesthetics.
Edible Gore
A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Modernized Tradition Rituals associated with holidays are blended with pop culture and beyond Implications - The rigid formalities of holidays like Christmas are becoming less applicable to young generations who are more involved in pop culture than ever. As brands and consumers perceive rituals to be more reflective of the times, the market for seasonal goods is expanded to be informal and approachable.
Modernized Tradition
Rituals associated with holidays are blended with pop culture and beyond
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Conscious Snacking Snack food brands integrate elements of social good to convey social awareness Implications - Seeking to break free of traditionally negative connotations associated with snack food, brands are turning to elements of social good to convey a sense of awareness. Offering fair trade products and sustainable packaging designs, snack food brands are seeking to target consumers on a more conscious level, contributing more than something just to eat.
Conscious Snacking
Snack food brands integrate elements of social good to convey social awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Emergency Spoofing Brands attach literal urgency to products to convey importance Implications - Tongue-in-cheek marketing can be an effective way to reach consumers, which is being approached by brands with the use of emergency-themed branding to create a sense of urgency. This approach utilizes humor -- a powerful tool for establishing brand trust -- to get consumers' attention in a creative way.
Emergency Spoofing
Brands attach literal urgency to products to convey importance
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Reformatted Dairy Enhancing nutrition, consumers transform yogurt products into bite-sized snacks Implications - Heightening nutritional goods with a sense of indulgence, consumers are transforming goods like yogurt into bite-sized snack forms. Using yogurt as a substitute ingredient in snacks like cupcakes and donuts, consumers are adding flavor and texture to traditionally simple dairy products. This reflects a more adaptable approach to healthy living.
Reformatted Dairy
Enhancing nutrition, consumers transform yogurt products into bite-sized snacks
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Hybrid Snacking Adding substance to mini meals, consumers combine multiple treats into one Implications - Seeking to add more depth to everyday snacks, consumers are combining different treats together to satiate cravings. Creating hybrid snacks that come together to create a mini meal, consumers are merging unlikely ingredients together to add substance to recipes traditionally lighter in form.
Hybrid Snacking
Adding substance to mini meals, consumers combine multiple treats into one
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Sensory Confection Ordinary treats are revamped with unexpected textures for sensory appeal Implications - Moving beyond taste and flavoring, consumers are turning to diverse textures for experiential appeal. Adding unexpected ingredients like exploding candy to cakes and breath mints, consumers are seeking to enhance ordinary goods with heightened sensory qualities, reinventing routine recipes with features that challenge mainstream conceptions of food and flavor.
Sensory Confection
Ordinary treats are revamped with unexpected textures for sensory appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 141 more Candy PRO Trends and 735 examples!



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