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Global Functional Confectionery Market by Type (Chocolate Confectionery, Chewing Gum, Sugar Confectionery, Other), By Application (Children, Middle Age, Senior, Youth) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Functional Confectionery Market by Type (Chocolate Confectionery, Chewing Gum, Sugar Confectionery, Other), By Application (Children, Middle Age, Senior, Youth) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global functional confectionery market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period 2018-2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to factors such as rising awareness about the benefits of functional confectionery, increasing demand for healthy snacks, and growing trend of snacking among consumers. The global functional confectionery market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into chocolate confectionery, chewing gum, sugar confectionery, and other types. Chocolate confectioneries are expected to account for a major share in terms of revenue in 2018 owing to their high demand among consumers across all age groups. Chewing gums are also anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to their growing popularity among youngsters as a means for oral hygiene and breath freshening purposes. By application, children accounted for majority share in terms of revenue in 2017; however Middle Age group is projected register highest CAGR over the forecast period owing increased focus on health & wellness by this age group globally .

Global Functional Confectionery Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Functional confectionery is a term used to describe candy or snacks that have been enhanced with added health benefits. These products may be designed to improve oral health, provide energy, or boost the immune system. Functional confectionery can also be used as a means of delivering vitamins and minerals to the body.

Chocolate Confectionery:

Chocolate confectionery is a product manufactured and designed for consumption as an ingredient in other products. It can be used as an ingredient or it can be consumed on its own. The major driver of the global chocolate confectionery market is increasing demand from emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and Vietnam among others which are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Chewing Gum:

Chewing gum is a synthetic oral product, which is made up of sugar and flavorings. It has been in use for centuries; however, it gained popularity only after World War II. The primary function of chewing gums was to keep people occupied during long train rides or idle times spent at workplaces. Chewing gum also helps improve the user’s speech as it contains sweeteners that are needed to be consumed in order for the user to pronounce properly.

Application Insights:

The application segment includes children, middle age, and senior. The youth segment is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing application over the forecast period owing to increasing consumption of confectionery products such as chocolate bars and chewing gums among this demographic. In addition, rising awareness regarding health benefits associated with functional foods is anticipated to drive demand for global functional confectionery in these applications.

The global market has been further categorized into children, middle age (above 40 years), and senior segments based on consumer behavior patterns. The growing popularity of sports nutrition among athletes coupled with healthy dietary habits is projected to boost demand for nutritional supplements including protein bars and energy chews in the coming years.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth of this region can be attributed to rising demand for sugar confectionery products, such as chocolates, from emerging countries like India and China. Furthermore, increasing health awareness among consumers is anticipated to fuel the demand for functional foods in Asia Pacific.

North America accounted for a significant share of global revenue owing to growing consumer preference toward healthy lifestyle coupled with an increase in spending on nutritional dietary supplements. Moreover, presence of key manufacturers such as Mars Inc.; Lindt; and Barry Callebaut has fueled product penetration in this region.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for healthy and functional food products
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of functional confectionery products
  • Growing popularity of organic and natural ingredients in functional confectionery products
  • Proliferation of new product launches to cater to the growing demand for functional confectionery products
  • Increasing penetration of Functional Confectionery market in developing countries

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Functional Confectionery Market Research Report

By Type

Chocolate Confectionery, Chewing Gum, Sugar Confectionery, Other

By Application

Children, Middle Age, Senior, Youth

By Companies

Hershey, Kellogg Company, Sula, Wm. Wrigley Jr, Unilever, Mars, Nestle, ...

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Functional Confectionery Market Report Segments:

The global Functional Confectionery market is segmented on the basis of:


Chocolate Confectionery, Chewing Gum, Sugar Confectionery, Other

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Children, Middle Age, Senior, Youth

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Hershey
  2. Kellogg Company
  3. Sula
  4. Wm. Wrigley Jr
  5. Unilever
  6. Mars
  7. Nestle
  8. ...

Global Functional Confectionery Market Overview

Highlights of The Functional Confectionery Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Chocolate Confectionery
    2. Chewing Gum
    3. Sugar Confectionery
    4. Other
  1. By Application:

    1. Children
    2. Middle Age
    3. Senior
    4. Youth
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Functional Confectionery Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Functional Confectionery Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Functional Confectionery is a type of candy that has a specific purpose other than being eaten as part of a snack. Some examples include gummy vitamins, breath mints, and chewing gum with medicinal purposes.

Some of the major companies in the functional confectionery market are Hershey, Kellogg Company, Sula, Wm. Wrigley Jr, Unilever, Mars, Nestle.

The functional confectionery market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Functional Confectionery Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Functional Confectionery Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Functional Confectionery Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Functional Confectionery Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Functional Confectionery Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Functional Confectionery Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Functional Confectionery Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Chocolate Confectionery
      5.3.2. Chewing Gum
      5.3.3. Sugar Confectionery
      5.3.4. Other
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Children
      6.3.2. Middle Age
      6.3.3. Senior
      6.3.4. Youth
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Functional Confectionery Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Children
      9.4.2. Middle Age
      9.4.3. Senior
      9.4.4. Youth
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Chocolate Confectionery
      9.7.2. Chewing Gum
      9.7.3. Sugar Confectionery
      9.7.4. Other
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Functional Confectionery Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Children
      10.4.2. Middle Age
      10.4.3. Senior
      10.4.4. Youth
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Chocolate Confectionery
      10.7.2. Chewing Gum
      10.7.3. Sugar Confectionery
      10.7.4. Other
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Functional Confectionery Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Children
      11.4.2. Middle Age
      11.4.3. Senior
      11.4.4. Youth
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Chocolate Confectionery
      11.7.2. Chewing Gum
      11.7.3. Sugar Confectionery
     11.7.4. Other
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Functional Confectionery Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Children
      12.4.2. Middle Age
      12.4.3. Senior
      12.4.4. Youth
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Chocolate Confectionery
      12.7.2. Chewing Gum
      12.7.3. Sugar Confectionery
      12.7.4. Other
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Functional Confectionery Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Functional Confectionery Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Children
      13.4.2. Middle Age
      13.4.3. Senior
      13.4.4. Youth
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Functional Confectionery Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Chocolate Confectionery
      13.7.2. Chewing Gum
      13.7.3. Sugar Confectionery
      13.7.4. Other
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Functional Confectionery Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Functional Confectionery Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Functional Confectionery Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Functional Confectionery Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Hershey Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Kellogg Company Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Sula Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Wm. Wrigley Jr Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Unilever Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Mars Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Nestle Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. ... Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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