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Brazil’s cookie industry looks overseas as domestic penetration peaks

Brazil’s cookie industry must look to exports markets as its classic formula of reaching more Brazilian customers is no longer the key to future growth.

Will the WTO end the Brazilian-Argentinian confectionery trade war?

A number of players in Brazil’s chocolate and confectionery sector have seen exports to Argentina plunge by up to 80% in the past three years due to Argentina’s restrictive import...

Brazilian premium choc market to grow 26% by 2020 as middle class buys in

Brand power and ingredient quality are the two principal factors that define a premium chocolate in the Brazilian market and the middle class wants more of it, according to the...

UAE set for torrent of new entrants as chocolate market excels

The United Arab Emirates chocolate market is one of the fastest growing chocolate markets across the globe as big players such as Mars and Nestlé up their investment and others...

Russia bans Ukraine confectionery imports

Russian authorities have imposed an import ban on confectionery produced in Ukraine.

UK chocolate sales rocked as consumers balk at price hikes

Chocolate confectionery sales are falling in the UK as consumers move to lower priced products and take advantage of promotions following price hikes, says an analyst at IRI.

Older consumers want ‘natural’ rather than ‘organic’ food, says Canadean

Consumers over 55 associate ‘natural’ products with healthy lifestyle and diet and prefer it to ‘organic’ food, according to a report from Canadean.

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Candy prohibition: Aldi bans confectionery at UK checkouts

Aldi has become the latest UK supermarket to ditch checkout confectionery in favor of healthier items.

Carob an unexpected hit in Hong Kong

When Michael Jolley left his carob orchard in South Australia to attend his first Asian food industry show in Hong Kong recently, he was amazed by the response of visitors...

Polish confectionery exports blossom and should continue without Russia: KPMG

Export value of the Polish confectionery market almost doubled in the last five years and shouldn’t stop growing even in case of a potential Russian embargo on confectionery, according to...

Candy barons: Top 9 richest candymen and women

Where does the distribution of wealth lie in the $196bn global confectionery industry?

Move over! Asia Pacific to top North America in 2014 confectionery sales

Asia Pacific will leapfrog North America in 2014 retail value confectionery sales to become the world’s second largest market, according to Euromonitor International.

Confectionery-free checkouts register with NZ consumers

The impulse checkout channel may be under further threat after a survey revealed a third of consumers in New Zealand supported candy-free checkout zones.

Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes...

Volumes in US gum market have slumped 20% in past five years

Americans have fallen out of love with gum, leaving mints to pick up the slack, says Rabobank

It’s well known that the American love affair with soda has hit a pretty significant rough patch, but a new report from Rabobank suggests the nation has also been steadily...

AAK acquires Colombian bakery fats firm FANAGRA

Swedish-Danish oils and fats giant AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has acquired Colombian company Fabrica Nacional de Grasas (FANAGRA), which specializes in vegetable oils and fats for the bakery segment.

Is functional chewing gum the answer to the category’s woes?

Fortified chewing gums that go beyond dental could reinvigorate the stagnant global chewing gum market, according to a Datamonitor analyst.

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Lolli and Pops and Powell’s Sweet Shoppe combine forces

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe and Lolli and Pops have agreed a merger deal to create a large retail network of 35 stores.

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Personalized candy market worth $12bn, says Canadean

The personalized confectionery market reached an estimated worth of over $12bn in 2013, according to market research firm Canadean.

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Cémoi CEO to lead CAOBISCO

The Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) has elected Patrick Poirrier, CEO of French chocolatier Cémoi, as its new president.

Japan

Japanese railway to use KitKat bars as tickets

Japan has a reputation for food innovation, and a new initiative by Nestlé will transform one of its iconic chocolate bars into currency for train travel while at the same...

Polish confectionery market weathers falling birth rate

Poland’s confectionery market survived the recessionary storm virtually unscathed and continues to buck the trend despite its shrinking population, according to Leatherhead Foods, principal market analyst, Jonathan Thomas.

Australia

Lindt the clear challenger as Cadbury’s block sales decline

While Cadbury has been enduring a challenging time of late in Malaysia , news from Australia is not likely to sweeten the company’s mood.

European RSPO 2014

Sustainable palm oil pressures worrying to emerging economies

Food businesses and consumers don’t understand the impact emerging economies could face if pressure to source 100% sustainable palm oil builds too quickly, Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) sustainable development manager...

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