We’ve chosen four topics for our 2015 special editions and are inviting expert comment.
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.
India’s confectionery market is expected to grow by almost three-quarters in four years as the burgeoning middle-class consumes more gums and jellies, and chocolate still dominates.
Dutch equipment supplier Cremer has introduced a servo-driven counting machine that it claims will limit downtime for top players in confectionery.
A hard boiled sweet that acts like popping candy is something confectionery giants have tried and failed for years, but we’ve done it, says Turkish start-up Toller Gida.
A levy on high-calorie confectionery and soft drinks is being considered in Connecticut as a means to tackle childhood obesity.
Visitors at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) in Cologne have chosen ‘the most innovative’ new products to enter the global candy and snacks market.
Catch up with the social media buzz from ISM and ProSweets and discover innovations you may have missed.
Red pitaya fruit puree could prove a ‘promising and safe functional ingredient’ for gummy confections, according to a new Malaysian study.
Mondelēz and Mars have been accused of exploiting small businesses by extending payment terms to some UK suppliers from 60 to 120 days.
Mars Chocolate North America has that all of its ten factories have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill.
The launch of oral caffeine strip Reon sees cigarette-making giant Imperial Tobacco diversifying its market attentions and targeting on-the-go urban professionals.
Perfetti Van Melle has filed a patent for what it claims are the first filled toffee lollipops produced through depositing.
Confectionery brands must ensure the packaging for new products is as innovative as the flavors, particularly to stave off competition from private label imitators, says packaging specialists Smithers Pira.
ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year, Jelly Belly's R&D manager Ambrose Lee, talks flavor development.
Tootsie Roll Industries’ long-standing CEO and chairman of its Board of Directors Melvin J.Gordon has died aged 95.
Votes have been cast and counted for ConfectioneryNews’ Inaugural Personality of the Year competition and we can now announce the winner.
Belgian chocolate dragées firm Vanparys is aiming to build a network of wholesale partners to grow its export business.