French confectionery major Lutti has secured a distribution partner in Quebec, Canada where it plans to kick-start business with smaller, premium items, its CEO says.
BBX Sweet Holdings has made its seventh acquisition in less than 18 months, snapping up Kencraft Candy, and is on the look-out for more.
Growing demand for natural food colourings by manufacturers and consumers will continue to drive the Western European market in the near future, according to a new report by Future Market...
Chemistry and art would be good subjects for aspiring confectioners to study – as well as developing a bit of business acumen - says the co-founder of Boston-based McCrea’s Candies. ...
Mars and Hershey each have seven of the 20 most trusted brands in the US confectionery sector, according to a survey by Harris Interactive
Ferrara Candy Company plans to increase manufacturing capacity in Illinois after striking a deal to supply American-made products to Walmart.
More sugar confectioners are turning to metal packaging to convey a premium image, according to packaging supplier Crown.
There is little evidence to prove natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay in children and adults despite an EFSA-backed health claim, says a Cochrane review.
Perfetti Van Melle subsidiary Look-O-Look is hoping to enter new markets as it builds on its new departure in novelty confectionery with takeaway-inspired confections.
Where are Nestlé's strongest confectionery markets? And how does it fare in global markets? ConfectioneryNews digs into data from the company's 2014 Annual Report to dish up some bite-sized facts....
Connecticut’s proposed sugar tax has been amended to exclude a levy on candy.
LoeschPack has introduced a horizontal flow wrap machine with hot seal capabilities that it claims will help confectioners protect product integrity in hot climates and pack at greater speeds than...
Lisa Rowland Brasher will become the fifth generation of the Goeltiz Rowland family to lead Jelly Belly as president Bob Simpson announces his retirement.
Researchers in Italy have urged liquorice manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers of overconsumption after a child suffered seizures after over-indulging.
Jelly Belly’s new international sales chief discusses expanding distribution in China, targeting impulse channels in Europe and the impact of the Russia’s political and economic situation.
Hershey has appointed Patricia A. Little as its new chief financial officer, while Mondelēz has named Roberto Marques as president of its North America business.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a nutrient profiling tool to help European member states that wish to restrict marketing of certain foods to children. Applying the nutrient profile...
Mars says it is exploring natural alternatives but sees no safety concerns with artificial colors and flavors.
Mondelēz International says it will continue to look for complementary acquisitions in emerging markets after acquiring Vietnam’s Kinh Do.
Nestlé missed its growth estimate for 2014 and has forecast around 5% growth for 2015 – at the low end of its previous target of 5-6%.
New exposure data for Allura Red (E129) food colouring suggest that current intakes are safe, according to a revised opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta plans to cut 30 employees in Italy after sales in the market declined for the fourth consecutive quarter.
ISM show organizer Koelnmesse says confectioners are responding to growing consumer concerns on health, noting a surge in free-from and sugar free products.
Mondelēz International will withdraw from certain retail customers in Europe that have refused chocolate price hikes.