Sugar confectionery inflation in Italy stood at 6.420% 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 43 sugar confectionery SKUs from companies such as Dufour, Canasuc and Carrefour 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 Carrefour Italia offered lowest prices of the total SKUs within the sugar confectionery category from October through December 2023, followed by Etailian Food and Supermarket Italy. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 27 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, Carrefour Italia had greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in sugar confectionery in Italy in Q4 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that Supermarket Italy offered the highest number of SKUs on discount among the listed SKUs for each retailer. Among variants, the tracker revealed mint; hard candy and balsamic; candy as the most popular (by number of SKUs) sugar confectionery variants. These were priced 119.85% lower than the average price of a sugar confectionery SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Carrefour Italia, Etailian Food, Supermarket Italy, and . According to the analysis, Carrefour Italia had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Carrefour Italia.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the sugar confectionery market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Carrefour Italia, Etailian Food and Supermarket Italy stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of sugar confectionery SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp sugar confectionery market in Italy, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

For a more detailed analysis of pricing trends in the Italy sugar confectionery market, buy the report here.

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