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Shock tactics used in latest Thai diabetes awareness campaign

The Diabetes Association of Thailand has taken a shocking approach in its latest awareness campaign by using images of confectionery to create a frightful picture of infections and festering wounds...

NCA predicts US Easter candy sales will hit $2.4bn this year

Easter this year is short, but it won't stop retail sales of Easter candy from growing, vice president of public affairs and communications at National Confectioners Association (NCA), Christopher Gindlesperger,...

Easter baskets 2016: What's new from the top confectioners?

Confectioners, including Mars, Hershey and Peeps have introduced new products for the upcoming Easter, which the National Confectioners Association predicts will help US Easter candy sales grow 1.4% from 2015. 

Opinion

Usual suspects: Confectionery may be next victim of national sugar taxes

Confectionery could be the next target for national sugar taxes after the UK’s levy on sugared soft drinks, but the industry still has time to act to thwart levies, writes...

CFSAF: 'Gen Mills was forced to make decision because of Senate’s failure to act'

General Mills and Mars to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Vermont deadline looms: 'We can’t label our products for only one state'

It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...

Ferrara extends Easter line-up as it looks to double revenue by 2020

Ferrara Candy Company has expanded its Easter portfolio with four new products.

The Future of Confectionery Packaging: ISM & ProSweets 2016

‘Space-Age’ QR codes, on-pack features and edible packaging

‘Space-Age’ QR codes, more on-pack features and edible packaging were topics discussed during The Future of Confectionery Packaging panel session at ISM & ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, last month.

Ad block: Smaller confectioners to stop advertising to kids under new scheme

Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.

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Simpson’s of Hawkhurst unveils new packaging for its Goupie brand

UK-based Simpson’s of Hawkhurst is aiming to take its flagship chocolate candy brand Goupie to the next level with a packaging overhaul.

Bazooka launches new dessert-inspired confectionery brand Crunchkins

Bazooka Candy Brands (BCB) has launched new US confectionery brand Crunchkins, which offers a range of flavors inspired by American desserts.

Booted out: another UK retailer bans confectionery from checkouts

Boots has become the latest major UK retailer to ban confectionery from its checkout areas.

Corbion officially opens new R&D and applications facility in The Netherlands

Food ingredients supplier Corbion has officially opened a new R&D and applications laboratory in The Netherlands.

Australia

Pester power: How kids influence household buying decisions

Children rule the roost when it comes to some family food choices, with offspring largely responsible for choosing most of the snack food in the Australian weekly shop.

Japan

Scientists find way to make sweetest sweetener taste sweeter

Japanese researchers have devised a method to make one of the sweetest natural sweeteners even sweeter in a development that will be seen as a breakthrough at a time when...

Brazilian milk caramel brand Embaré coming to America

Brazil-based milk and confectionery firm Embaré hopes to return to growth by bringing its own milk caramel brand to the US and adding more American private label customers.

Ferrara Candy to close Winona plant as capacity moves to Illinois

Ferrara Candy Company has confirmed it will close its Winona plant in Minnesota this year.

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.

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