Confectionery brands can inspire loyalty by communicating heritage and social actions on-pack, but these features should never overshadow flavor, says a Mintel analyst and the CEO of Project7.
The Hershey Lab has envisioned a “reinvented” shopping experience with a fictitious grocery chain, called Medley, as the line between digital and physical shopping is blurring.
Market intelligence firm Profitero’s director of insights offers advice to confectionery companies looking to boost e-commerce sales.
UK confectioner Bon Bon Buddies plans to expand its footprint in Asia after reporting a “record-breaking” financial year.
ConfectioneryNews and sister site BakeryandSnacks will host three panel discussions at the world’s largest candy show in Cologne.
The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....
The increasingly crowded granola bars category has made it difficult for startups to gain ground. However, introducing new ingredients might not be the solution, suggests Ernie Pang.
'Garden-to-gummy' edibles confectioner Americanna has announced a new company-wide distillation program, called Pure Distillate, to make purer cannabis concentrate.
Cloetta is considering divesting its Italian subsidiary, which includes four factories and candy brand Galatine, among others.
Confectionery sales in the UK climbed higher from November to December in 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, data from bank card machine provider Paymentsense shows.
Cadbury maker Mondelēz International has increased wholesale prices on some UK products, reporting increased cocoa costs and a weaker British pound.
Swedish confectionery company Cloetta has opened its first online store in China through Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform to take advantage of the country’s growing online market for food.
Mondelēz-owned Cadbury has launched a new Oreo-inspired egg in the UK market, the Cadbury Dairy Milka Egg ‘n’ Spoon Oreo.
Long-time candy maker and owner of the Ohio-based Fantasy Candies, Joel Fink, hopes to take probiotic chocolate to the national level through his new startup called Blue Planet Chocolate.
Smaller pack sizes, technological advancements and demand for higher quality graphics will drive the sack and kraft market to $80bn by 2021, says Smither’s Pira.
Mars Wrigley, Ferrara, Just Born, and other top candy firms offer their business outlooks for 2017 and share details of innovation in the pipeline.
Vermont-based maple syrup producer, Runamok Maple, has just started producing maple candy products for the first time after acquiring Bascom Maple Farms’ maple candy operation.
Bonds of London has launched a new-look packaging as part of its 3-for-£1 range after seeing increasing demand for its small bag lines.
Groupe Auchan has announced plans to sell confectionery products produced in Russia across its stores in Italy.
Bio-sourced chemicals producer Anellotech hopes to use its bio-polyethylene made from inedible sources to help confectioners reduce their carbon footprint to fight global warming.
The new marijuana testing regulations have made it much tougher for cannabis edibles producers to operate, reports the industry.
CEOs of organic candy and snack brands, including Pure Growth Organic, iWon Organics and Torie & Howard, have voiced their opinions on whether hydroponically-grown foods should be certified as organic.
Consumers are attracted by products that are packaged in a way that promises sustainability or suggests a return to traditional materials, says Schur Flexibles Group.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks) has launched a range of stand up pouches to its flexible packaging product portfolio, including a design for Mentos.
Gourmet chewy candy brand, Project 7, has entered its first licensing business by launching Girl Scouts cookie-inspired gum and mints, the company recently announced.