Consumers in Portugal are turning their backs on branded chocolates in favor of supermarket brands as the domestic economy bites, according to the CEO of Portuguese confectioner Imperial-Produtos Alimentares.
Confectionery downsizing was a big contributor to higher UK consumer prices in October, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), as big players like Mars, Mondelez and...
Opportunities exist for confectioners yet to enter China, but they must come with a targeted distribution strategy, according to Rabobank.
A bomb alert has forced Barry Callebaut to temporarily close a factory in Dijon, France that it recently agreed to sell.
Chocolate manufacturers can grow further in India with premium products after already opening up the market to low-income consumers, according to an analyst.
Founder of a New Zealand chocolate firm says the country remains almost a decade behind Europe in terms of premium chocolate trends.
The “communication messages” around Air Delight - the aerated chocolate range launched by Hershey last summer - still need some work, bosses have admitted.
Nutrition and energy bars head up the soaring $6bn US snack bar market, according to a new report.
Nestlé UK & Ireland is doubling its commitment to Fairtrade cocoa by making its two-finger Kit Kat brand Fairtrade from January 2013.
The biggest players in global chocolate are meeting to share innovations in cocoa sustainability at an event currently taking place in Switzerland.
Mars Food UK has won the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) coveted President’s Award in its Community Partnership Awards programme.
Manufacturers can capitalize on the fast growing Mexican confectionery market with functional products that address the nation’s rising obesity epidemic, according to an analyst from Leatherhead Food Research....
Modern consumers want the best of all worlds when it comes to bakery and chocolate products, with quality & price, local & global, tradition & innovation, and pleasures & health...
The North American cocoa grind has dropped 2% in the third quarter (Q3), leading one analyst to call the region’s largest nation a “staling” chocolate market.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Wilmar International Limited have launched Olenex, a joint venture for the sale and marketing of refined vegetable oils and fats in Europe.
Flowers Foods and The Hershey Company have launched a new cake range under their licensed-product collaboration.
It is three times more expensive to produce stevia chocolate than a sugar counterpart as fiber blends required to give the chocolate structure drive up costs, according to the CEO...
Chewing gum may improve measures of stress and lead to a more positive mood, suggests findings from a series of articles funded by the Wrigley Science Institute.
US importers of a body fragrancing candy are seeking a distribution partnership to take the product into retail stores.
Supermarket own brand confections are on the rise in America, according to Gertrude Hawk Chocolates chairman Dave Hawk.
Kraft’s global snacks spin-off Mondelez will face fierce competition from the likes of Mars and Nestlé in the emerging confectionery markets of China and Russia, according to an analyst from...
Fairtrade sales in Spain hit €26m for 2011 but wider Europe is significantly ahead in both sales and awareness, according to a report.
US Halloween candy spending is projected to rise this year and the major players Mars and Hershey will be raking in the profits with seasonal variants of popular brands, according...
Chocolate manufacturers must invest in luxury and premium to drive sales in developed economies but dedicate focus on distribution and mid-priced products for emerging markets, an analyst says.
What do teenagers want? Kraft, which has just launched a gum targeting this demographic, believes it has the answer.