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No plastic: Simply Gum gains Vitamin Shoppe listing for all natural gum range

Simply Gum has gained distribution for its premium chewing gum line that’s made with a biodegradable chicle gum base in Vitamin Shoppe stores across the US.

Union challenges Mondelēz cost cutting strategy

Food workers unions across the globe, including BCTGM, vow to prevent Mondelēz from moving jobs to low-income areas through its cost-cutting strategy. But the Cadbury owner says its restructuring program is...

ALDI pledges to ditch junk food at its US store checkouts by the year-end

ALDI USA will replace chocolate and candy at the checkouts at its nearly 1,500 US stores with nuts, trail mix, dried fruits and granola bars by the end of the...

China's chocolate brands face image crisis amid international onslaught, says analyst

Chinese consumers are turning their backs on domestic chocolate brands they associate with questionable food safety in favor of a growing number of international brands, says China’s market research company, Daxue...

Guest article: E-commerce tips

3 ways confectionery manufacturers can make their products shine online

Detailed nutritional information, standout product photos and an imaginative story are crucial to driving online confectionery sales, writes e-commerce specialist Syndy.

Chocolate & the War for Independence: Mars awards grant to discover use of chocolate among 18th century troops

Mars Chocolate North America has handed a $10,000 grant to Fort Ticonderoga for a new exhibition on how chocolate was used by armies and cultures that held the fort in 1777.

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.

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