Medicated Confectionery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Medicated Confectionery Market is segmented by Confectionery Type (Chocolate, Snack Bar, Candy & Sugar Confectionery, and Gum & Mint), Distribution Channel (Supermarket/Hypermarket, Convenience Stores, Pharmaceuticals, Online Retail, and Other Distribution Channels), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the medicated market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Medicated Confectionery Market Size

Medicated Confectionery Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 4.30 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Medicated Confectionery Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Medicated Confectionery Market Analysis

The global medicated confectionery market is growing at a CAGR of 4.3% over the next five years.

  • The global confectionery market is witnessing growth due to various factors, including the increasing consumer preference for a healthy lifestyle and changing taste preferences. The market is also benefiting from the rising spending on confectionery products. Leading players in the industry are contributing to this growth through innovation, such as the development of sugar-free and organic chocolates.
  • Consumers are showing a preference for herbal-based confectionery products like snack bars and candies because they offer more energy and can be consumed as a meal replacement. Manufacturers are also creating healthier confectionery products for children, who are typically more attracted to chocolates and candies. For example, in June 2022, The Gummy Project Inc meticulously navigated its way into the booming global gummy market with 'better for you' low-sugar, plant-based, gluten-free gummy products and a purpose-driven approach. By tapping into the public's desire for 'better for you' candy options while supporting the planet's endangered species, the company established its own footprint in the industry-one gummy at a time.
  • In addition, the demand for herbal and Ayurvedic products is increasing due to their perceived health benefits over traditional confectionery products. Consequently, manufacturers are incorporating herbal and medicinal plant extracts into their confectionery products to attract more customers. However, the market is facing some challenges, such as the decreased availability of sugar substitutes and the growing popularity of artificial sweeteners, shifting consumer preferences away from natural sweeteners. Despite these challenges, frequent product launches by manufacturers are playing a vital role in the market's growth.

Medicated Confectionery Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Fortified Confectionary Products

  • Due to shifting consumer preferences and a greater focus on health and wellness, there has been a significant increase in the awareness and demand for natural herbal products in the market. Consumers are increasingly seeking natural and organic options that provide various health benefits, including herbal confectioneries containing ingredients like guarana and ginseng and extracts such as green tea and superfruits that offer antioxidants to boost the immune system. As a result, natural herbal products have become a prominent trend in the market and are expected to continue gaining popularity.
  • In addition, consumers are increasingly choosing medicated confectionery products such as snack bars and meal bars over traditional confectionery products due to health concerns such as diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and dental problems.
  • The demand for sugar and chocolate-based medicated confectionery is also increasing among children and millennials, leading to a rise in product innovation. Market players are now launching products with minimal or no sugar or additives. For example, in October 2022, Perfetti Van Melle launched two new formats for its brands, Mentos and Smint sugar-free mints. Smint is now available in a recyclable pocket-sized format, making it more convenient for consumers to carry.
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Asia Pacific to Drive the Largest Market

  • China is currently dominating the medicated confectionery market in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by Japan. The market size for medicated confectionery in Asia-Pacific is growing rapidly. This growth can be attributed to the increased demand for herbal-infused products due to their health benefits. Medicated confectionery is in high demand, especially during the winter when colds and coughs are prevalent.
  • Moreover, the online market for confectionery products, including medicated confectionery, has seen significant growth globally in recent years, thanks to the increasing internet penetration. India, China, and Japan have the most abundant herbal medicinal sources. The use of various herbal and ayurvedic plants like ashwagandha, ginseng, ginkgo Biloba, and others is also increasing in the confectionery market.
  • For instance, in May 2021, two entrepreneurs in India launched the Ayurveda-inspired functional chocolate brand Awsum. Designed to help the urban working millennials deal with their modern-day lifestyle disorders, Pranav Sharma and Kritik Thakur launched India's first functional chocolate brand, Awsum. It is the first chocolate brand that uses Ayurvedic principles to make products healthier without compromising taste. Awsum combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with premium dark and milk chocolate to create exciting products with functional benefits.
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Medicated Confectionery Industry Overview

The medicated confectionery market is highly competitive, with several domestic players operating in different countries. Procter & Gamble Company, Mastix LLC, Schenck Process Group, Ernest Jackson & Co, and Ricola Group are some of the major players in this segment. These key players primarily focus on product development and innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers by offering a variety of tastes and high-quality products to maintain their premium status. Some of these major players also utilize mergers and acquisitions as a key strategy to expand their market share.

Medicated Confectionery Market Leaders

  1. Mastix LLC

  2. Ernest Jackson & Co

  3. Ricola Group

  4. Scheck Process group

  5. Procter & Gamble Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Medicated Confectionery Market Concentration

Medicated Confectionery Market News

  • October 2022: Possible, a food-based supplement industry, launched snack bars, meal bars, super greens, and protein powders for everyday nutrition. The products are made from clean-label natural ingredients that come in flavors, including strawberry beet almond, cashew date turmeric, almond oatmeal cacao, and chocolate almond.
  • July 2021: Nuzest, an Australian Nutra firm, launched multivitamin snack bars in the Asia-Pacific, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The snack bars contain a combination of vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and other essential nutrients that support digestion, immunity, cognition, energy, and stress.
  • June 2021: General Mills launched Good Measure, a brand of snack bars that do not cause an increase in blood sugar levels. The snack bars contain natural ingredients like nuts and seeds. The products are available in different flavors like blueberry and almond, peanut and dark chocolate, and almond & dark chocolate.

Medicated Confectionery Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Confectionery Type

      1. 5.1.1 Chocolate

      2. 5.1.2 Snack Bars

      3. 5.1.3 Candy & Sugar Confectionery

      4. 5.1.4 Gum & Mint

    2. 5.2 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail

      5. 5.2.5 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Ricola Group

      2. 6.3.2 Mondelez International, Inc (Ernest Jackson)

      3. 6.3.3 Baker Perkins Limited

      4. 6.3.4 Mastix LLC

      5. 6.3.5 Bartek Ingredients Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 The Procter & Gamble Company

      7. 6.3.7 Schenck Process Group

      8. 6.3.8 Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

      9. 6.3.9 Perfetti Van Melle Group

      10. 6.3.10 General Mills

      11. 6.3.11 Possible Foods

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Medicated Confectionery Industry Segmentation

Medicated confectionery is widely used in the formulation of drugs for many conditions, such as minor throat irritations, coughs, colds, respiratory tract congestion, and allergies.

The global medicated confectionery market has been segmented by confectionery type into chocolate, snack bar, candy & sugar confectionery, and gum and mint, by distribution channel into supermarket/hypermarkets, convenience stores, pharmaceuticals, online retail, and other channels. The market is segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa.

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Confectionery Type
Snack Bars
Candy & Sugar Confectionery
Gum & Mint
Distribution Channel
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Convenience Stores
Online Retail
Other Distribution Channels
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Medicated Confectionery Market Research FAQs

The Medicated Confectionery Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Mastix LLC, Ernest Jackson & Co, Ricola Group, Scheck Process group and Procter & Gamble Company are the major companies operating in the Medicated Confectionery Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in the Medicated Confectionery Market.

Medicated Confectionery Industry Report

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