Europe Chocolate Market Outlook, 2026

Europe Chocolate Market Outlook, 2026

Bonafide Research 30-11-2021 70 Pages Figures : 17 Tables : 24
Region : Europe Category : Food & Beverages Food

1. Ezaki Glico Co., Limited

2. Lindt & Sprungli Group

3. Lotte Confectionery Co., Limited

4. Mars Incorporated

5. Meiji Holdings Co., Limited


Chocolate needs no introduction. It is a food product made from roasted and ground cacao pods that is available as a liquid, solid or paste, on its own or as a flavoring agent in other foods. Chocolate is a rich source of fiber and antioxidant. Chocolate can be milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate. Milk chocolate contains 2.1gms of fiber as compared to 10gms in dark chocolate per 100gms. Dark chocolate contains 29gms sugar whereas milk chocolate contains 56gms sugar per 100gm. The more the cocoa content, the healthier the chocolate is. Dark chocolate decrease our risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve glucose metabolism and provide cognitive benefits. Health is the major driving force of consumers towards dark chocolate, although it has a bitter taste due to low sugar content.

The report titled “Europe Chocolate Market By Value, By Segment (Milk, Dark, White), By Application (Everyday, Seasonal/Gifting, Premium, Gourmet), By Region (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain), By Sales Channel (Supermarket/Hypermarket, Convenience stores, Online), Market Trends & Forecast Outlook 2026” shows a detailed overview into the Chocolate industry in Europe. Chocolate is a delight in its every bite. It is loved by the consumers, irrespective of their age, but most commonly by youngsters. Nowadays Chocolate, as a medium is used to display emotions, like love, respect, friendship. With the advent of new flavors, textures, tastes, traditional sweets are being replaced by chocolates.

Europe chocolate market has a CAGR of 4.76% in 2020. Germany is the top revenue generator with highest market capture. Branding and packaging play a pivotal role in targeting consumers. Europe is home to the four top chocolate-producing countries Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Poland. Belgium is the highest producer of chocolates among these, and most of the produce is still hand made. Germany was the leading chocolate exporter in 2020 globally. Annual holidays like Easter, Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day among others are the days when there is a steep rise in demand for chocolates.

Consumer's increase in disposable income is a major driving force for the chocolate market. Chocolate consumption is highly influenced by occasion and type like white chocolate or milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Growing health concerns have impacted the market to shift its dominance from milk chocolate gradually towards dark chocolates.

Major Companies present in the market

Ferrero SPA, Group Arcor, Theo Chocolate, Kellogg Company, Cacau show, La Maison du Chocolat, Ezaki Glico Co, Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd, Lindt and Sprüngli AG, Mars Incorporated, Mondelez International, Morinaga & Co. Ltd, Hershey Company, Nestle S.A, Thorntons, Patchi, August Storck KG, Barry Callebaut, Godiva choclatier, Stella Bernrain Blommer Chocolates Company, Confiserie Leonidas, Mary’s Chocolate, Lotte Confectionery, United Confectionery manufacturers, Cemoi Group, France Neuhaus, Belgium, Brookside Chocolates

Considered in this report

• Geography: Europe
• Base year: 2020
• Estimated year: 2021
• Forecast year: 2026

Aspects covered in this report

• Europe chocolate market with its value and forecast along with its segments
• Region-wise chocolate market analysis
• Various divers and challenges
• Ongoing trends and developments
• Five force models
• Top profiled companies
• Strategic recommendation

Regions covered in the report
• United Kingdom
• Germany
• France
• Italy
• Spain

Types of chocolates in the report

• Milk chocolate
• Dark chocolate
• White chocolate

The approach of the report:

This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analyzing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience

This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to chocolate industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

Keywords: Europe, North America, South, America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Asia-Pacific, India, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Italy, France, Chocolate, Milk , Dark, White, Retailing, Organic, Natural, Everyday, Seasonal, Premium, Gourmet

This report would help you answer the following questions:
1. What is the market size and forecast of the Europe Chocolate Market?
2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Europe Chocolate Market during the forecast period?
3. Which region outstands in the Europe Chocolate Market?
4. Which are the segments to invest in over the forecast period in the Europe Chocolate Market?
5. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Europe Chocolate Market?
6. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Europe Chocolate Market?
7. What are the major companies in the Europe Chocolate Market?

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