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Sugar Confectionery in South Africa

Oct 31st, 07:54

Sugar Confectionery in South Africa

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report:

The boiled sweets market, which has been declining for the past two years, saw its greatest drop in volumes during 2012. This decline was caused primarily by major players who are either no longer focusing on the product, or have close on stopped their production of this category. Category pricing saw a significant increase during the base year, this being the largest growth rate since 2008. However, even with the price increase, the drop in volume was too large to sustain the overall value for the category.

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