IBISWorld is a database that analyzes industries based on industry code.
The following reports provide information about the industry, performance, outlook, products & markets, competition, major companies, operating conditions, statistics. They are linked from within the IBISWorld database, so they are not proxied. If you are on campus, it should be no problem. Off campus, you should login to IBISWorld first.
NetAdvantage provides industry and company profiles, including:
Factiva: Provides company and industry information as well as an aggregated collection of news, magazines, transcripts and public relations wires.
Mintel offers market research and market insight through a series of market reports
Secondary research resources can help find information about candy or snack preferences by demographic, etc. –