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.
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....
Major UK supermarkets are trimming the number of confectionery SKUs as competition from discounters forces them to simplify ranges, according to research by IRI.
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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.
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.
Confectionery consultant Curtis Vreeland assesses the growing US bean-to-bar chocolate market and asks several artisanal chocolatiers how and if they can co-exist with multinationals.
Edible oils AAK has acquired a 51% share of Indian specialty oils and fats company, Kamani, to strengthen its foothold in India.
Shopper insights firm IRI says traditional methods to measure the impact of marketing campaigns on store sales are outmoded in the digital age.
UK supermarket chain Morrisons will replace confectionery with fruit nuts and bottled water at its principal checkouts by February 2016.
“Free-from” snack products are closer to becoming an industry standard, according to a report from Mintel.
Those who eat food and other snacks on the go may end up heavier and have a greater inclination for obesity, according to a recent study.
Market research firm Technavio expects lower calorie product introductions and a growing social media presence among branded players will help grow confectionery value sales in the US by almost 2%...
Taylors of Harrogate will bring the production of its new coffee capsule products in-house as soon as possible, factory manager John Hennighan has said.
Nearly one third of UK tweets are about food and drink companies - an impressive figure. But as we reported yesterday , most companies aren't making...
Nearly a third of UK brand mentions on social media are about food and drink – but how good are industry's ‘social listening’ skills?
BakeryandSnacks, the leading global trade publication for manufacturers in the bakery, snacks and cereal is seeking a new editor to take it to the next level.
Around two-thirds of Australians are obese and consume on average a quantity of chocolate each year equivalent to a passenger’s first-class baggage allowance on long-haul flights, Csiro, the country’s government...
Companies that engage with customers on Twitter beware: responding to complaints on social media has the side effect of triggering new complaints, according to new research.
BakeryandSnacks has chewed over IRI data to compile a satisfying list of the top 10 best-selling US snack bars.
Dairy and vegetable oil price drops have led the FAO Food Price Index to its lowest level in six years.
Falling biscuit sales may have repercussions for tea consumption, with trouble brewing for a long-upheld British tradition: a cup of tea and a biscuit.
There is a lack of top level evidence to support the notion that eating ‘little and often’ is beneficial for metabolism and weight loss, say researchers who warn that more...
The emergence of a new middle class in emerging markets can serve as a catalyst to B-brand growth, rather than benefiting established global brands, say researchers.
Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.