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Asia’s organized retail sector to propel global sugar confectionery sales, predicts Technavio

Global sugar confectionery sales are poised to rise 3.76% each year up to 2020 driven by modernized retailing in Asia Pacific, says research firm Technavio.

Chupa Chups ice cream launching

Global confectionery manufacturer, Perfetti Van Melle, has partnered with Unilever to introduce a range of individually wrapped ice-creams under the Spanish lollipop brand, Chupa Chups.

KSA confectionery firm turns to RPC Superfos for its gummy candy packaging

Al Wefag confectionery manufacturer in Saudi Arabia has launched its gummy candy series Borgat in two sizes of UniPak tubs from RPC Superfos.

Industry Voices - Guest article from Euromonitor

The impact of checkout bans: What are the options for chocolate confectionery manufacturers?

Confectionery checkout bans will have limited impact on impulse buys in independent grocers and convenience stores, but chocolate companies may need to reduce reliance on countlines and diversify with tablets...

Fair Trade USA label gains recognition as sustainability becomes 'non-negotiable' for confectionery shoppers

Collaborative research by Fair Trade USA and Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) suggests 59% of consumers  recognize the Fair Trade Certified label, compared to 38% in 2012.

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Bonds Confectionery launches Sour Marshmallow Clouds

Bonds Confectionery has expanded its standalone product range launching Sour Marshmallow Clouds.

Going digital: PEZ calls mobile gaming 'the future' as it names 2016 movie partners

PEZ says it hopes all its candy dispensers will one day carry codes to download a free mobile gaming app as it announces 2016 licensing deals with films such as...

Industry Voices - Q&A with Sanders president

Sanders Candy embarks on new business strategy to maintain recent growth

Michigan-based Sanders Candy has been in business for over 100 years. This year, the company plans on launching several new products to extend their sea salt caramel line. 

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Mars, Nestlé and Haribo stockist Hancocks joins Today's Group

Independent buying firm Today’s Group has added British confectionery wholesaler Hancocks as a member.

Dispatches from ISM in Cologne

Sweet Planet: Confectionery NPD inspiration from design school students

Students at KSID Köln International School of Design present confectionery packaging and product concepts at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM).

Makulaku guides sleigh to US with Happy Reindeer organic licorice

Finish firm Makulaku Confectionery hopes to double its exports in the coming years by taking new organic licorice brand Happy Reindeer to the US, Canada and the UK.

CEO Interview - Q&A

Clean eating trend fuels Torie & Howard's hard candy business

Connecticut-based hard candy company Torie & Howard says America's clean eating trend is fueling its business growth. This year, the company has added a new distributor, expanding the firm's reach...

Tootsie Roll posts 2015 growth as Warren Buffet and potential suitors lurk

Tootsie Roll has grown net sales and earnings in the fourth quarter and full-year 2015, which one analysts says may intensify interest from Warren Buffet or Turkish firm Yildiz Holdings.

No love for Valentine's chocolates on big retailers' online stores, says Clavis Insight

A study by Clavis Insight suggests major retailers in the US and UK are missing on an important sales opportunity to drive Valentine’s chocolate purchases online.

‘Packaging industry sees rapid uptake of environmental friendly films’

Flex Films launches BOPET ‘zero memory effect’ candy wrappers

Flex Films, which makes BOPET, BOPP, CPP and high barrier films for food packaging for clients including Bemis, Amcor, Constantia Flexibles and Huhtamaki, has launched a zero BOPET film for...

'Eye-catching': Morinaga revamps Hi-Chew packs to advance US business

Morinaga America (MA) has redesigned packs for its entire Hi-Chew candy line as it looks to grow US company sales 400% in the next five years.

GUEST ARTICLE: Click for Cupid…Maximizing Valentine’s Day sales online

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), a quarter of Valentine’s shoppers went online to shop and/or buy gifts in 2015, up from 16.3% the prior year. 

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Bonds Confectionery launch Rhubarb and Custard Sweet Shop range

Bonds Confectionery will expand its Sweet Shop Favourites packs with the addition of Rhubarb and Custard to the range.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

Entrepreneur takes a ‘Great Bite’ out of candy market with novelty packaging

Entrepreneur, Glenn Stephens, MD, SHI Ltd, created a buzz with his ‘Great Bite’ shark-themed mints and packaging concept at ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany.

Full-year Financial Results

Mondelēz forsees further emerging market challenges in 2016

Mondelēz has reported full-year organic revenue growth in chocolate below the overall market  and expects the macroeconomic environment in emerging markets to remain challenging.

Sappi North America launches heavyweight LusterCote packaging line

Sappi North America has expanded its LusterCote Packaging Line with heavyweight products available in 70lb, 80lb and 95lb for food packaging and labeling.

Interactive Media

The Buzz: ISM 2016 innovations and gossip

Catch up on the social media gossip and candy innovations at ISM 2016 in Cologne, Germany.

ISM 2016 top innovations: New Product Showcase winners revealed

The International Sweets and Biscuit Fair (ISM) has announced the top three innovations at this year’s show in Cologne, Germany.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision create Dirty Tray Vision system

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision are showcasing their Dirty Tray Vision system (DTV) at ProSweets 2016 this week, which can get rid of problems associated with poorly filled starch trays...

ISM & ProSweets 2016

PWR Pack expands its production facilities as it moves into 3D robotic grippers

PWR Pack, which supplies robotic packaging to the food manufacturing industry, is expanding its production facilities as it moves into 3D grippers.

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