Cadbury’s Indian arm has revealed plans to build the biggest chocolate plant in the Asia-Pacific region. The Indian plant, in Andhra Pradesh, will come at an investment of more than...
Sugar reduction – rather than substitution – is an area that fits well with consumer concerns about sugar, and big brand moves in the area could spur action from smaller...
UK confectionery wholesaler Hancocks says sales for its own-brands are rising fast as consumers look to save money and brand loyalty diminishes.
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With Australian tastes in confectionery moving quickly over recent years, chocolate manufacturers are being advised to keep a close eye on changes.
Young people living in urban areas of Russia are driving domestic chocolate consumption and are increasingly opting for premium foreign brands over nostalgic ones from the Soviet-era, say market analysts...
Mondelez’s CEO has hailed gum the company’s problem child. We believe it’s only a phase and given the right environment this kid can flourish.
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The functional confectionery market remains niche but is growing rapidly as candy makers look for new ways to differentiate their products, according to ingredients firm Naturex.
UK wholesale confectioner Hancocks claims domestic demand is growing for summer-themed products.
Pressure from discount retailers is compelling the German chocolate industry to explore export markets, according to the domestic confectionery association BDSI.
Russia has placed new trade sanctions on the import of Ukrainian chocolate and other consumer goods in retaliation for a Ukrainian emergency import tax on cars.
Global chewing gum growth is being stunted by the economic downturn and declining numbers of children and teenagers, says Leatherhead.
Cocoa and chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has reported 8.2% volume growth in the nine months to May, on the back of outsourcing deals and strong interest from bakeries, restaurants and...
Spanish confectionery association PRODULCE has re-elected Olga Martinez as its president for the next two years to improve the association’s representation.
Confectionery and bakery exports from the EU have risen 17% from 2010 to 2011 driven by chocolate deliveries to emerging economies in Asia.
Around a quarter of recent product launches in the tablet confectionery category have made claims for breath freshening or oral care. Mintel explores the latest flavor trends and health claims...
The Norwegian confectionery market will outpace growth rates in Denmark and Sweden in the coming years, according to a report from ReportLine.
The EU energy market is set to grow by €1bn by 2017 and much of that could come from ‘natural energy’, a sub-sector that has been boosted by recent health...
US firm Vitaball is gearing up to launch a caffeine-free energy tablet gum and gum ball that it claims gives it a distinct market position over its competitors.
Trade body Retail Confectioners International (RCI) has appointed Angie Burlison as its new executive director.
Mars Drinks says it sees huge global potential for single-serve hot drinks machines and consumables in the high-growth office environment, and predicts ‘tremendous growth’ in emerging markets.
Bitesize confectionery has seen 40% growth over the last four years in the UK and is now worth £550m ($859m), according to Mars which has launched its first share bag...
The Eurozone crisis has hit consumer sentiment hard, but food spend has remained more or less the same with snacks and confectionery leading value growth, says AC Nielsen.
Want on pack nutrition information to be noticed? Then make sure your packaging isn't suffering from 'information clutter', say researchers.