ConfectioneryNews takes a look back at changes at the leading confectioners Mars, and Mondelez in 2014 and showcases the biggest acquisitions of the year.
The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...
Read through our shortlist of nominees and then vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014.
From spice to unusual flavour combinations, Canadean reveals its predictions of the biggest trends in food and drink in the year ahead.
Multinational chocolate manufacturers are failing to cater to Indian tastes and should experiment with spices such as green cumin and saffron, according to India’s only professional chocolate taster.
Vending machines are about to undergo a revolution in the UK with new hot and cold food offerings set to create a completely new sales channel for manufacturers.
Cargill and Innova Market Insights have highlighted key trends for chocolate in 2015 including the rise of real fruit inclusions, texture claims and transparent ingredient labelling.
At a time when lunch portions are growing, sweet tooths of a certain age across the antipodes can be heard lamenting how just the opposite has been happening with their...
Mid-life consumers aged 45-54 purchase chocolate regularly and sustainable messaging should capture their attention, says Canadean.
Mondelez’s Cadbury Dairy Milk continues to solidify its lead as the UK chocolate market’s bestseller, but sales slide for Mars bar and Snickers following downsizing, according to market analysts IRI....
ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts for a job well done.
Supermarket sales of UK Halloween confectionery in 2014 have taken a big hit as consumers look to popcorn as a trick-or-treat alternative, shop in bargain stores or prefer to spend...
Products that display front-of-pack ‘health’ symbols do not have better nutrient profiles than those that do not, a study has suggested.
Kuwait has the world’s highest percentage of obese people – 42.8% of its population is obese – and the next four fattest countries are also from the Middle East region,...
US Halloween confectionery sales are set to rise in 2014 as the season falls on a Friday meaning consumers are likely to stock up on treats for parties, according to...
The confectionery market is poised to welcome a host of energy drink manufacturers looking to differentiate their brands with energy gum and candy, says an analyst at Datamonitor.
Spanish authorities have opened disciplinary proceedings against possible anti-competitive practices of half a dozen manufacturers of the country’s traditional almond candy turrón.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an appeal for $30m (€23,72m) to support food supply resilience and recovery in the three African countries most affected by the Ebola...
Which nations ate the most chocolate in 2014?
The emerging BRIC and MINT markets consume less chocolate that developed nations, but levels are rising. Find out which are the standout markets.
Putting more than one ‘clean’ label on pack treads a fine line between informing and overwhelming consumers, one analyst warns as the Commission issues controversial advice on egg labelling.
Chocolate makers are circling the rural Indian market as it is where the majority of consumers reside and infrastructure and incomes have improved drastically, says an analyst at ValueNotes.
Largely due to Cadbury’s marketing nous, India’s chocolate market has changed dramatically since the ‘Nineties, with consumers eating more and different varieties, a new report has highlighted.
The Norwegian confectionery market is unusual by Western European standards since its domestic brands stand tall with the multinationals, according to a Leatherhead analyst.