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.
Fortified chewing gums that go beyond dental could reinvigorate the stagnant global chewing gum market, according to a Datamonitor analyst.
Powell’s Sweet Shoppe and Lolli and Pops have agreed a merger deal to create a large retail network of 35 stores.
The personalized confectionery market reached an estimated worth of over $12bn in 2013, according to market research firm Canadean.
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 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...
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.
While Cadbury has been enduring a challenging time of late in Malaysia , news from Australia is not likely to sweeten the company’s mood.
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...
Food manufacturers don’t understand the urgency of sustainability and need to act faster, but also communicate actions better with consumers, says the president of global NGO Food Tank.
The candy giant is looking to take a bigger bite out of the confectionery market with bite-size bars, giant-size candies, and other fresh takes on existing brands.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, a surgeon and resident medical expert on NBC, believes candy and sugar are not taboos, but necessary to human health.
The recent flurry of retail checkout confectionery bans, joined last month by retail giant Tesco, could hurt impulse-driven sales, but present high margin opportunities to supermarkets, according to Euromonitor analysts.
Ivory Coast-based, CKG Group Holding is to expand its chocolate operations into Oman in a joint venture with the ‘Sultanate’.
Snacks and confectionery have truly blurred from a product perspective and retail slant, says the president of the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
The functional confectionery market is awaiting a big player and private label maker Carmit Candy gives its tip on which it’s likely to be.
The opening last week of a regional development and application centre in Durban, South Africa, signals a clear intent by Kerry Foods to ramp up its focus on the fast...
For the most part, confectioners have continued to innovate in known areas like flavor, product size and packaging rather than innovating for health, says Euromonitor International.
The Sweets and Snacks Expo has wrapped up for 2014, but the scores of notable product launches has left show attendees with a sweet taste in their mouths. If you...
Major UK supermarket Tesco has committed to removing sweets and chocolates from all of its checkouts by the end of the year.
Candy industry experts report confectionery sales are faring better than figures in other retail food markets, with US shoppers snapping up nearly $34bn worth of sweet treats annually.
Judges of the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards sorted through nearly 300 tasty treats to come up with the products they deem the best of the best.
When it comes to cognitive health products, women look for emotional ‘brain food’, while men look for caffeine sources, according to a survey of German students.
The UK population is still consuming too much saturated fat, added sugars and salt and not enough fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre, says a new report.
Indian consumers are swapping traditional, high calorie confectionery in favor of chocolate, according to TechSci Research.
Consensus was real innovation was difficult to perceive with the naked eye at Vitafoods Europe this year. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t exist, says Healthy Marketing Team president and...