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.
We’ve chosen four topics for our 2015 special editions and are inviting expert comment.
Londoners buy fewer sweets than consumers in the north east of England, new data from a shopping and price comparison website has claimed.
ISM show organizer Koelnmesse says confectioners are responding to growing consumer concerns on health, noting a surge in free-from and sugar free products.
India’s confectionery market is expected to grow by almost three-quarters in four years as the burgeoning middle-class consumes more gums and jellies, and chocolate still dominates.
Caobisco says it is ‘concerned’ about the British Heart Foundation’s ‘chocolate detox’ campaign, which encourages people to stop eating chocolate for a month to raise money and awareness for heart...
Visitors at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) in Cologne have chosen ‘the most innovative’ new products to enter the global candy and snacks market.
Catch up with the social media buzz from ISM and ProSweets and discover innovations you may have missed.
Votes have been cast and counted for ConfectioneryNews’ Inaugural Personality of the Year competition and we can now announce the winner.
Voting closes for ConfectioneryNews’ inaugural Personality of the Year tomorrow – cast your vote here.
ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from ISM and ProSweets 2015 next month in Cologne where the organizers anticipate growing interest in organic products, natural ingredients and sustainable packaging.
The European sugar confectionery market is forecast to decline in the next few years as regulators and consumers consider the impact of sugar on public health, according to a report...
Tesco has become the first major UK supermarket to remove confectionery from checkout lanes at its convenience stores.
ConfectioneryNews takes a look back at changes at the leading confectioners Mars, and Mondelez in 2014 and showcases the biggest acquisitions of the year.
The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...
Read through our shortlist of nominees and then vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014.
From spice to unusual flavour combinations, Canadean reveals its predictions of the biggest trends in food and drink in the year ahead.
Multinational chocolate manufacturers are failing to cater to Indian tastes and should experiment with spices such as green cumin and saffron, according to India’s only professional chocolate taster.
Vending machines are about to undergo a revolution in the UK with new hot and cold food offerings set to create a completely new sales channel for manufacturers.
Cargill and Innova Market Insights have highlighted key trends for chocolate in 2015 including the rise of real fruit inclusions, texture claims and transparent ingredient labelling.
At a time when lunch portions are growing, sweet tooths of a certain age across the antipodes can be heard lamenting how just the opposite has been happening with their...
Mid-life consumers aged 45-54 purchase chocolate regularly and sustainable messaging should capture their attention, says Canadean.
Mondelez’s Cadbury Dairy Milk continues to solidify its lead as the UK chocolate market’s bestseller, but sales slide for Mars bar and Snickers following downsizing, according to market analysts IRI....
ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts for a job well done.
Supermarket sales of UK Halloween confectionery in 2014 have taken a big hit as consumers look to popcorn as a trick-or-treat alternative, shop in bargain stores or prefer to spend...
Products that display front-of-pack ‘health’ symbols do not have better nutrient profiles than those that do not, a study has suggested.