Snacks and confectionery value sales growth has slowed to its lowest level in at least five years in many parts of the world, according to data from retail analysts Euromonitor...
Soaring chocolate exports have helped value sales in the Spanish confectionery sector grow 2.8% year on year in 2015, according to industry association Produlce.
Smaller flexible plastic packs have topped the trend for 2016 as they give consumers a sense of control over snacking, portion sizes and awareness of sugar intake in food and...
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MonoSol has partnered with food-grade film customer Dicoisa to package F&B ingredients in pouches that dissolve and release their contents when exposed to water.
Europe must accelerate efforts to introduce a “holistic nutrition policy”, complete with targets in relation to reformulation, marketing and labelling.
Scandinavian pick & mix firm Candyking has appointed a new CEO as it looks to regain momentum in the Nordic countries.
Sugar cone manufacturer Biscuits Dupon has partnered with Franz Haas Food Equipment to install two Caiman-D-300 lines to produce 18,000 sugar cones per hour at its factory in Spain.
Private label confectionery value shares are flat or declining in most Western economies, according to market analysts IRI.
US pharmacy retail chain CVS is to replace 25% of checkout space traditionally dedicated to candy with ‘better-for-you’ snacks at almost a third of its stores.
Restricting marketing to children is the primary health action EU consumers expect from the confectionery sector, according to consumer group BEUC.
Merchandising specialist Quri has urged confectioners to ensure new items stay stocked on shelves throughout summer after discovering low availability for some top brands.
Baker Perkins has launched a new version of its ServoForm lollipop depositor to make flat lollipops and has turned to 3D CAD and 3D printing to make test molds for...
Confectionery products account for 1% of total packaged food that carries a sustainable palm oil label, according to new ethical labels data from Euromonitor.
Global sugar prices have rocketed 30% since mid-April as the balance between supply and demand tightens. In Europe prices have remained steady but could soon increase, according to Rabobank’s latest...
Nestlé is selling six of its Italian confectionery brands including Rossana and Fondenti to Italian manufacturer Fida.
Portion size control will be a focal point of the European confectionery industry’s push to address consumer concerns on health & nutrition, according to industry association CAOBISCO.
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The FDA has issued a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) no objections letter for EverSweet, Cargill’s hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than...
Katjes Magic Candy Factory, in the UK, has partnered with Dylan’s Candy Bar to take its 3D candy printer, which can create custom-made candies in under five minutes, to the...
The 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago brought together more than 17,000 candy industry professionals from over 90 countries.
Researchers have called on the confectionery industry to remove lead traces in candy products after finding high concentrations in 4% of candy samples and 12% of brands analyzed in Mexico.
GEA has launched a Doy-style bag filled from the top instead of the side, which it claims can enable a higher fill rate.
Jake vitamincandy has opened a sales office in China and says the country and the US will be its focus for the next two years.
Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.