Impulse-reliant confectioners should be wary of emerging technology that could spell the end for in-store checkouts as we know them, says a retail expert.
Skittles which were believed to have sickened two people in Indiana have been given a clean bill of health.
Tangerine Confectionery claims 166 jobs could go following the planned closure of its factory in Blackpool in a UK-wide programme to trim excess capacity.
Confectionery companies will need to adapt to a rapidly changing retail landscape as ethnic minorities lead population growth in the developed US market.
Restricting marketing to children and continuing to cut salt, fats and added sugar in processed foods are among initiatives put forward in a plan to tackle childhood obesity, agreed by...
Food and drink companies can have a big influence over sustainability and ethical issues in their supply chains - and have the power to change them rapidly. One year on from...
Petra Foods reported group net profits down 20.6% from the previous year following the divestment of its cocoa ingredients business to Barry Callebaut, but say own brand sales are up 12.6%.
Scandinavian pick & mix firm Candyking has decided to close businesses in Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic to focus its efforts on Poland.
Mars-owned Wrigley faces fines for safety violations that led to a worker’s death at its plant in Chattanooga.
Currently the Middle East represents just over 3% of Brazilian confectionery exports, but potential far exceeds that, according to Brazil's industry trade association.
Welsh licensed character confectionery firm Bon Bon Buddies has launched an own-brand range of kids’ novelties under the ‘Bon Bon Buddies’ name.
Jelly Belly is experimenting with natural color spirulina after a major reformulation project.
Strong commodity price increases in 2013 impeded growth for the German confectionery, according to the Germany Confectionery Industry Association’s (BDSI’s) annual review.
Goodbye Deo, hello Aroma Candy. Perfumed candy’s new name, lavender scent and packaging seeks to sedate high consumer expectations and go after a more “universal” appeal.
Mondelez announced supply chain restructuring plans and innovations for the North American market at yesterday’s CAGNY conference.
Sugar sustainability commitments will soon match those made for cocoa, according to Fairtrade International.
Potentially carcinogenic dyes Rhodamine-B and Auramine have been discovered in traditional Asia sweets in the UK.
Confectioners should keep quiet about sugar reduction or risk irritating consumers, according to analysts at Euromonitor International.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has posted a modest rise in fourth quarter sales and says it hopes to spend future money it generates on extinguishing its debts and acquiring complementary companies.
Irish NGO Safefood has called on supermarkets to make checkouts ‘sweet-free zones’ as part of its campaign to tackle childhood obesity.
Mondelēz International said it is “disappointed” with its first full year results as a global snack company.
US Valentine’s candy consumers are expected to spend more than last year, but many will seek products on offer, while the rich will buy richer with more premium offerings.
The US National Confectioners Association (NCA) and leading US firms say sugar has been ‘unjustly’ victimized in recent months and the public should be free to enjoy a sweet treat...
US consumers have a growing appetite for new tastes such as ethnic flavors and single origin chocolate, creating an opportunity for gourmet confectioners, according to the Sweets and Snacks Expo...
The Australian confectionery market is growing slower than the country’s economy, according to a report from Market Line.