Nestlé Considers Sale of US Candy Business

A couple of months ago, Nestlé declared that it was considering selling its American candy business, as demand continues to fall. Nestlé is the Swiss giant responsible for treats such as Gobbstoppers, Nerds, Butterfingers and Crunch chocolate bars. Although no official reason has been announced for exactly why Nestlé are considering selling, it may have to do with some of the reasons we’ve discussed on this blog before.

Though Nestlé brought in around $922 million in 2016, they still had the following to say about their fiscal year, “The performance of confectionery in the US was disappointing, impacted by the competitive environment and low growth in the mainstream chocolate market.”

As Americans push for healthier snack alternatives and confections with organic ingredients, there is no doubt that candy companies will have to rethink how they go about their sales. This also makes me wonder if the growing popularity of online grocery shopping may be contributing to the decline of impulse item sales, as discussed in last weeks article.

Though Nestlé is still considering letting go of its American candy unit, it said that it will hold on to its international candy businesses, including the incredibly successful KitKat Bar.

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A Passion For Quality Ingredients And Taste – The Future of The Candy Market

\You may not consider it an important part of your life, or maybe you’re a candy nut…needless to say it’s everywhere and here to stay. No matter what happens in the economy, people buy candy. It’s an inexpensive way to treat yourself no matter the occasion. But that doesn’t mean it’s always a steady flow, and all candy doesn’t sell the same! So what does the future hold for the sweets we all enjoy?

There are a few words to sum it all up. Quality, Taste, Organic and All Natural. A few of those are no secret, but are very true none the less. Perhaps more than ever, people care about a quality product, regardless of how much they’re spending. People want value for their hard earned money. So candy has, and will continue to see, an increase in demand for good tasting and quality products.

The new words here are Organic and All Natural. Over the past 16 years the sale of organic foods has seen an increase from around 5 to over 40 million a year! People like organic products. Customers want to know what’s in their food and where it comes from.

Increase In Organic Food Sales Graph
Image: Statista

With this very steady increase year after year, we will continue to see a large growth in the demand and sales of Organic and All Natural candies and sweets. While you probably won’t see Organic or All Natural M&M’s anytime soon, as these big brands have such a foothold in society they don’t need to change ingredients; you will see small, medium sized and maybe a handful large companies adapting to the demand of consumers and creating these natural products.

Gilliam Organic Lollysticks: Very Berry & Tropical

Here at Quality Candy Company, LLC and brands we believe that the customer comes first, and the more natural, organic and better tasting a candy can get the better!! That’s why we’ve just launched our first line of organic products, Gilliam Organics! First up are our Organic Lollysticks. With two packs of flavor, ‘Very Berry’ and ‘Tropical’ there’s a wide variety of exotic organic flavors to enjoy. We’re excited to join the ranks of Organic candy makers and sincerely believe that these are some of the most uniquely flavored and best tasting organic candies on the planet.

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