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.
Irish NGO Safefood has called on supermarkets to make checkouts ‘sweet-free zones’ as part of its campaign to tackle childhood obesity.
US Valentine’s candy consumers are expected to spend more than last year, but many will seek products on offer, while the rich will buy richer with more premium offerings.
Sugar is not like tobacco. So why does the sugar industry keep borrowing tobacco industry terms?
US consumers have a growing appetite for new tastes such as ethnic flavors and single origin chocolate, creating an opportunity for gourmet confectioners, according to the Sweets and Snacks Expo...
The Australian confectionery market is growing slower than the country’s economy, according to a report from Market Line.
Strong suggestions that India is about to announce an increase in sugar export subsidies have brought a wave of criticism from competing countries, who say that what India is doing...
Consumers are starting to view chocolate more as a cultured wine tasting and less as a sweet treat gone in seconds, according to a wine expert hired by Barry Callebaut.
AarhusKarlshamn (AAK), the Sweden-based oils and fat producer, has reported a 12% increase in operating profit in the fourth quarter (Q2), driven by recovery in its chocolate and confectionery fats...
Eating chocolate is a one-way road to happiness, if you subscribe to the approach used by confectionery companies in Australia to market their products.
A look back at Europe's largest confectionery trade show and the social media buzz.
Western European chocolate consumers are shunning mid-market products in favor of value or premium chocolate. Rabobank suggests how companies should adapt.
The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.
Polyphenol use in functional food and drink marketing has shot up 69% since 2009 even as consumer understanding remains low and approved global health claims extremely limited. But can it continue?
Europe’s premier confectionery tradeshow ISM in Cologne, Germany has unveiled this year’s top innovations as voted by journalists.
Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many...
Spanish firm Natra has opened a sales office in London in a bid to strengthen its UK presence.
The Western European biscuit sector is set to consolidate through a series of mergers and acquisitions, according to an analyst at Rabobank.
A rise in the North American cocoa grind is a positive sign for the mature US chocolate market, but analysts predict health-concerns will challenge future growth.
ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from the show floor of the International Confectionery Fair (ISM).
Discount retailer Lidl has rolled out its Healthy Till program across its UK stores, removing all chocolate and sweets from checkouts except for Wrigley’s gum.
Low-calorie products such as sugar-free chocolates will be the driving force behind modest growth in the US chocolate market in the next five years, according to market analysts Lucintel.
Not quite the choc-pocalypse, but retail prices for chocolate are expected to rise in the face of cocoa price hikes, which could see the taste, shape and size of chocolate...
The team looks back at our adventures on the road in 2013 to bring you highlights of the industry's biggest events.
With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...