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.
AarhusKarlshamn (AAK), the Sweden-based oils and fat producer, has reported a 12% increase in operating profit in the fourth quarter (Q2), driven by recovery in its chocolate and confectionery fats...
Austrian confectioner PEZ International is hoping to take advantage of the vogue retro trend by re-launching peppermint candies for adults that were previously ditched in favor of child-friendly products in...
The Association of Germany Confectionery Industry (BDSI) has urged the industry to choose plastic packaging that provides a protective barrier against carcinogenic mineral oils.
Jelly Belly is hopeful of international growth after an innovation splurge saw it introduce 50 new products at one show, including the world’s first beer flavored jelly bean.
Eating chocolate is a one-way road to happiness, if you subscribe to the approach used by confectionery companies in Australia to market their products.
Hershey’s chief executive John Bilbrey says he is “very excited” about a mystery new product that will unveiled later this year, and believes fruit and choc snack brand Brookside could become...
A look back at Europe's largest confectionery trade show and the social media buzz.
The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.
Europe’s premier confectionery tradeshow ISM in Cologne, Germany has unveiled this year’s top innovations as voted by journalists.
Swedish pick & Mix confectioner Candyking has issued a bond to secure investment for growth, but its CEO has decided to leave the firm after it failed to become a...
Confectioners should replace white color titanium dioxide with rice starch to alleviate consumer health concerns, says supplier Beneo, even though toxicity has not been demonstrated by any authority in typical food uses....
Spanish candy maker Fini is aiming to grow its presence in the UK through a distribution deal with logistics firm Palletways.