Chocolate inflation in Canada stood at 1.620% in April 2023, according to GlobalData’s report on the prices of stock keeping units (SKUs) supplied through online retailers. In Q4 2023, GlobalData monitored the pricing of 217 chocolate SKUs from companies such as Compliments, Lindt Excellence and Kitkat that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

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Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that Voila offered lowest prices of the total SKUs within the chocolate category from October through December 2023, followed by Atlantic SuperMarket and Plantx Canada. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 181 SKUs.

The chart below illustrates price leadership among the covered retailers which offer the highest number of low-priced products in the category. Of all retailers, Voila had greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in chocolate in Canada in Q4 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that no discounts were offered for chocolate category by the retailers tracked by GlobalData. Among variants, the tracker revealed milk and bar as the most popular (by number of SKUs) chocolate variants. These were priced 25.87% lower than the average price of a chocolate SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Voila, Atlantic SuperMarket, Plantx Canada, Real Candian Superstore and Valu Mart. According to the analysis, Atlantic SuperMarket had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Voila.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the chocolate market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Voila, Atlantic SuperMarket and Plantx Canada stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of chocolate SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp chocolate market in Canada, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

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