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Hershey to close own-store in Chicago to focus on larger experiential stores

Hershey will close its Hershey’s Chocolate World in Chicago's Michigan Avenue by January 2017 as it plans to focus on larger experiential retail stores.

CAOBISCO names next secretary general

European confectionery association CAOBISCO has appointed a new secretary general to succeed Sabine Nafziger from February 2017.

India’s confectionery market to eclipse growth in other BRICs: MarketLine

India’s confectionery market is set to significantly outstrip sales growth in other BRIC countries in the next five years, says MarketLine.

Ferrara Candy owner tightlipped on ex-Hershey CEO sale rumor

Ferrera Candy's private equity owner has refused to comment on speculation that ex-Hershey CEO David West is trying to buy the company through an investment firm. 

Trolli Candy hires Innovative Bites as its UK distributor

Gummy brand Trolli Candy has hired Innovative Bites as its UK confectionery distributor as it makes its first big move into the British market.

China direct

Chinese sweetener prices rising at last after spate of plant closures

After a year-long race to the bottom by Chinese manufacturers, acesulfame-K sweetener prices have grown steadily since May, with analysts expecting further increases then stabilisation as suppliers, including segment giant...

China chocolate brand Le Conte sold to Hollygee for $33m

Wedding candy brand from Fujian Province Hollygee (好邻居) has acquired the largest Chinese domestic chocolate confectionery company Le Conte (金帝) for 230m RMB ($33m).

Poll

Votes mean prizes: ConfectioneryNews’ State of the Industry survey 2017

A free iPad mini is up for grabs for respondents to ConfectioneryNews’ inaugural State of the Global Confectionery Industry survey.

Hershey expands social program globally, gaining snacking and flavor insights

Hershey's social program to provide children globally with basic nutrition will expand to China and Canada through new partnerships.

Confectionery Innovation Forum 2016

Outside the candy box: Five sources of confectionery NPD inspiration

Project7 CEO Tyler Merrick and Mintel’s director of insights Marcia Mogelonsky pinpoint the websites and places to watch for new product development inspiration.

Mondelēz names next snacks MD for German business

Milka maker Mondelēz International has appointed a new managing director to run its snacks business in Germany as the incumbent plans to quit the firm.

Yummex Middle East innovation winners

Premium gum Mastika attracts suitors after Yummex innovation win

Mastic chewing gum brand Mastika is attracting interest from distributors in the Middle East after bagging an innovation award at trade fair yummex, says Lebanese brand owner Master Chewing Gum...

Wrigley and Mars to release new transaction zone insights in 2017

Mars Wrigley is working with retail partners, including Jewel-Osco, to understand shopper behavior in checkout queues and how to best merchandize impulse categories.

Market research

Confectionery promotions on the decline as discounts risk becoming ‘self-destroying’, says IRI

Volumes of confectionery sold on promotion have fallen in the past year in Western markets, according to market analysts IRI.

Ferrero expected to acquire Delacre biscuits by mid-December

Ferrero is nearing the acquistion of biscuits firm Delacre in an attempt to decrease its reliance on chocolate and expand in North American, says market analysts Euromonitor.

Candyking CEO to snap up the Nordic pick & mix supplier

The CEO of Nordic pick & mix supplier Candyking will take ownership of the company from investment fund Accent Equity 2008.

Yummex Middle East

Brazil candy firm Riclan calls for more African presence at Dubai tradeshow

Riclan candy company wanted to see more African firms and visitors at Yummex Middle East, part of Gulfood Manufacturing this year (November 7-9).

ISA: Mechanism ‘not plausible’ to explain aspartame’s role in weight loss

A mechanism found to explain why aspartame prevents weight loss in humans is "not plausible" according to the International Sweeteners Association (ISA).

Thew Arnott launches zein-based food glaze for confectionery products

The UK-based specialty ingredients developer, Thew Arnott, is now offering a vegan alternative to shellac in its range of AraTAs coatings for confectionery products. Shellac is a resin secreted by...

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce platform, reached record sales of $15bn during Double 11 this year, prompting domestic confectionery and snack brands to step up their web strategies. 

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Hancock’s confectionery business expects to reach rural UK with e-commerce

Two brothers have launched a new British wholesale confectionery business, called HS Wholesale Sweets, continuing with a family tradition in confectionery. 

Yummex Middle East

Toffano coffee candy takes top spot in Yemen

Toffano has seen success with its coffee candy Café Gold and Brinq Bol Tutti-Frutti Flavoured Bubble Gum Candy in Yemen.

Americanna spearheads edibles market by launching first Cannabis puffs

The cannabis industry just welcomed a new edibles format, puffs, thanks to one of the major edibles brands in the US market, Americanna. 

Katjes International ups stake in chocolate maker Halloren

Katjes International has raised its stake in publically-listed German chocolate producer Halloren to 7%.

Yummex Middle East

Leaf Brands on making candy ‘fun again’

Leaf Brands says it is making candy ‘fun again’ by inventing products with names such as Farts candy, which won Most Innovative Product award at Sweets & Snacks Expo in...

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