Discover consumer trends and market data on confectionery markets around the globe. Also find information here about niche sectors such as the functional confectionery, sugar free and medicated confectionery industries.
Confectionery was the second biggest driver of growth in Western Europe’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in 2016, according to Nielsen.
Sugar and calorie reduction has taken its toll on the chocolate category, but focusing on quality ingredients can foster growth, suggests a Euromonitor analyst.
Premium tablet NPD has helped accelerate value sales in the French chocolate market in 2016 despite a drop in volume sales, according to trade body Syndicat du Chocolat.
Sugar confectionery consumption in Europe may have peaked, but a spike in Germany’s birthrate signals hope for the future, says Katjes International’s CFO.
A survey conducted by the Almond Board of California (ABC) and Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) suggests 70% of consumers across the globe prefer chocolate products with nut inclusions.
The average company investing in food waste reduction will see a fourteen fold return on their investments and half will see substantially more, says a new report.
Trade body China Candy has collected February confectionery data from thousands of retailers in Beijing.
Stevia maker PureCircle today (Tuesday) said it would “leave all the options open” as to whether it would seek compensation after it was “cleared” following a dispute with the US...
Hershey and Mars have lost market share in China's declining confectionery category to Nestlé and Ferrero, according to Euromonitor Shanghai.
Confectionery giant Mars plans to launch its CocoaVia line of cocoa flavanol-based food supplements in the UK and Ireland later this month.
Functional, organic and reduced-sugar chocolate are set for higher volume and value growth than regular chocolate up to 2021, says Euromonitor.
In the US alone, 58 million pounds of chocolate and 36 million heart-shaped boxes are sold during Valentines’ Day – worth $448m.
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Discover product developments and business news from the world's largest confectionery trade fair ISM Cologne and insights from sister supplier show ProSweets.
Global marketplace CME Group will suspend trading in all its European cocoa contracts beyond April 2017.
The US chocolate confectionery market is set for a 1% volume decline between 2016 and 2021 as Americans’ GDP per capita is set to fall while the category is caught...
The 'Don’t tax healthy' campaign, started by OPPO ice cream, is fighting for UK tax breaks on low sugar foods, saying a system of incentives for healthy alternatives should come before penalties....
A new report by industry giant Unilever shows that consumers' belief in the social or environmental welfare of brands hugely affects their purchasing decisions.
Functional chocolate is poised to contribute to market growth in Japan based on the success of Lotte’s Sweet Days chocolate, says market analyst Canadean.
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced General Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will headline ISM2017 as keynote speakers.
Groupe Auchan has announced plans to sell confectionery products produced in Russia across its stores in Italy.
Barry Callebaut has completed its acquisition of a chocolate plant from Mondelēz International, which produces Côte D’Or.
In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...
CCL Industries (CCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Innovia for approximately $1.13bn, expected to close Q1, 2017.
The price of food heavily influences assumptions about nutritious quality and even effects the health issues consumers worry about, a series of experiments at Ohio State University has found