The National Confectioners Association (NCA) expects US Easter candy sales to reach $2.26bn this year as the later Easter gives retailers three more weeks to merchandize products.
Nestlé plans to increase its pricing for confectionery products to restore growth to the category.
About 50% of our preference for sweet food and drinks can be attributed to genetics, about the same level of heritability as certain personality traits and asthma, according to a...
German flavours and aromas specialist Symrise has won the battle for French flavour and ingredients producer Diana, after agreeing a deal that values the firm at €1.3bn.
Swiss firm Chocolat Frey has boosted its presence in North America by acquiring New York based chocolate, candy and gum maker SweetWorks.
More research is required before the World Health Organization (WHO) cuts its guidance on daily sugar intake by half, according to the Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of...
Tic Tac has joined the likes of Coca-Cola and Heinz tomato soup by creating a microsite for people to create customized virtual packs online.
AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) will acquire Belgium bakery fats specialist CSM Benelux to drive strength in its bakery supplies business, its European president says.
European Sugar Users (CIUS) has called on the European Commission to implement temporary market measures should sugar end stocks fall below a certain threshold amid uncertainly in the EU sugar...
Thai company European Food Public Company Ltd (EuroFood) has signed a deal with soccer club Manchester United to sell branded products in five countries in Southeast Asia.
The Ukrainian government has banned certain candy and chocolate products from part Russian state-owned firm United Confections.
The US National Confectioners Association (NCA) has hit out at claims from the American Sugar Alliance that the confectionery industry is dominated by big players and is crying poor about...
What role could sweeteners play in weight and diabetes management? Should we be 'curing' obesity or preventing it? Who tells us what to eat and why do we listen to...
Jelly Belly has added protein recovery malt balls to its Sports Beans range as the functional confectionery brand gains distribution in mainstream retail.
The US National Confectioners Association (NCA) has earmarked consumer education on calories and sugar as an industry priority for 2014 but admits there is skepticism about industry-funded research.
Confectioners can reduce reliance on the big seasons with packaging and formats that outlast one day events, licensing deals and distribution at holiday hot spots, according to Jelly Belly.
Retailers’ clout in confectionery packaging decisions is mounting after consolidation in the retail sector, according to the editors of a National Confectioners’ Association publication.
Confectionery brands have just three seconds on the shelf to be noticed by consumers, according to Saatchi & Saatchi X. How can companies maximize these precious moments?
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has hit out at US retailers for stocking confectionery at checkout counters.
Russia has seized the Russian factories of Ukraine’s leading chocolate company Roshen.
Confectioners should focus on the hard-core candy consumers that make up the bulk of sales, according to the National Confectioners’ Association (NCA) and DunnhumbyUSA.
US headquartered firm Spangler Candy says it will not move large volumes of its production back to the US from Mexico until the US government creates a domestic sugar regime...
Mondelēz International said it may include a pledge to reduce sugar in its new health & wellness program, but only if the World Health Organization (WHO) makes its latest sugar...
Hard to open wrappers have been cited as the largest consumer packaging frustration. How can confectioners make life a little easier without overpaying for elaborate opening features?
It’s the great unspoken black hole in the Australian economy. Almost a million Australians a month flippantly committing the pettiest of larcenies: eating mints they don’t buy.