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Sixties flavors, monk fruit & fewer calories: Arctic Zero innovates in frozen dessert category

Arctic Zero will unveil seven new products at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show to seize on the US health trend that has permeated into the frozen dessert category. 

Intense competition prompts Le Conte brand owner to sell candy business to Topps Properties

COFCO-owned China Foods has sold its confectionery business which includes the Le Conte chocolate brand to Top Properties for RMB 611m ($93m).

The ‘underestimated’ confection

White chocolate game upped in private label to compete with rising dark side: ICAM

Retailers are improving the quality of their own label white chocolate brands to keep pace with growing sales of premium dark chocolate, says Italian brand and contract manufacturer ICAM.

'Twas the season: Gifting pushes UK confectionery sales up 8% over Christmas, finds IRI

Confectionery was the fastest growing food category in value sales for UK supermarkets over the Christmas period, according to market analysts IRI.

French Kiss aims to dominate premium Russian confectionery market by 2017

French Kiss aims to become the number one player in Russia in the premium hand-made chocolate and confectionery space by 2017, in terms of sales, production volume and number of...

Editor's Blog

The Candy Files: Confectionery industry 2015 year in review

ConfectioneryNews trawls its archives to present a month-to-month review of the biggest industry news in 2015.

Free Live Sessions

Live debates: Nestlé and Mondelēz among ISM and ProSweets panelists

ConfectioneryNews is hosting three live debates at the world’s largest confectionery trade fair next year, featuring representatives from the industry’s biggest players.

United Biscuits eyes China as a key market for McVities

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that its total UK exports have rocketed 50% over the past three years and it expects this figure to rise a further 50% by 2020,...

Industry Voices – Curtis Vreeland

Secrets to success: How can a bean-to-bar chocolate maker stand out from the crowd?

Industry consultant Curtis Vreeland considers the recipes for success in the US bean-to-bar chocolate market with analysis from craft chocolatiers such as TCHO and Dandelion Chocolate.

Sugar awareness improving, but UAE parents must do more, says doctor

There is a growing awareness of the need to reduce children’s intake of sugary foods in the UAE, but parents still need to do more, according to a UAE paediatrician....

Hershey remains positive as stock rating downgraded

Zacks Investment Research has downgraded Hershey from a “hold” to “sell” rating, highlighting bleak performance during the company’s third quarter.

Day three at FIE - as it happens

It's the last day of Food Ingredients Europe but things show no sign of slowing down. We've collected the top tweets from the show so you can keep track of...

Day two at FIE - As it happens

It's day two of Food Ingredients Europe and our team of journalists is out in force. Scroll down for the latest on what's trending on social media at #FIEurope.

FIE 2015 - as it happens

Our team of journalists is in Paris this week, and we'll be among many tweeting live from the show. Scroll down for the latest on what's trending on social media...

Market forecast

Will chewing gum recover from sticky patch? Technavio releases five-year forecast

Market research firm Technavio has unveiled its predictions for the global gum market up to 2019.

Infographic

Are chocolate bars really getting smaller? Researchers compare historic packaging

An online marketing company has analyzed scans of vintage bars to discover if the most popular chocolates in the Western World have been shrinking.

Soft drinks and confectionery lead supermarket promotions

Soft drinks and confectionery are two of the most heavily promoted products in the UK, the new IRI fast moving consumer goods price and promotion report has revealed.

Chocolate market to exceed $26bn by 2018: Packaged Facts

The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.

Top 10 UK chocolate brands in C-stores

Galaxy and Maltesers gain ground on Cadbury Dairy Milk as top UK c-store chocolates, finds IRI

Cadbury Dairy Milk remains the top selling UK chocolate confectionery brand in convenience stores, but sales have dipped as Mars brands Galaxy and Maltesers grow, according to IRI data.

FULL-YEAR RESULTS

Barry Callebaut sees profits fall despite sales growth

Barry Callebaut lowers its growth outlook and predicts a challenging year ahead as high cocoa prices and high finance requirements hit 2014/2015 profits - despite solid sales growth.

Inside the ‘black box’: Crowdsourcing platform allows confectioners to gauge in-store impact

US confectioners can measure the effectiveness of in-store merchandising and promotions in real-time and quickly correct any issues by drawing on a network of 800,000 contractors, says the founder of start-up Gigwalk....

The Delisting: Confectionery ranges trimmed by under pressure UK supermarkets, says IRI

Major UK supermarkets are trimming the number of confectionery SKUs as competition from discounters forces them to simplify ranges, according to research by IRI.

Special Edition Series

Fine flavor chocolate and kitchen cupboard candy: ConfectioneryNews unveils 2016 features calendar

What do we have in store for our 2016 special editions?

Industrial chocolate to enjoy Asia and Latin America lift, says Technavio

The global industrial chocolate market is expected to grow volumes 2.4% a year up to 2019 as Barry Callebaut, Cargill and others make headway in Latin America and Asia, says Technavio.

Your ticket to ISM

The live debates: Call for panellists at ISM and ProSweets sessions

ConfectioneryNews will host three live sessions at ISM and ProSweets 2016 and seeks experts in confectionery packaging, chocolate reformulation and companies with innovative strategies to reach Millennials to join our panels.

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