Dr. Nancy Snyderman, a surgeon and resident medical expert on NBC, believes candy and sugar are not taboos, but necessary to human health.
The European Commission has approved the use of the high-intensity sweetener advantame in a variety of food and drink categories.
The recent flurry of retail checkout confectionery bans, joined last month by retail giant Tesco, could hurt impulse-driven sales, but present high margin opportunities to supermarkets, according to Euromonitor analysts.
The UK Department of Health hails its Responsibility Deal a success in its annual update, but reports emerge that companies have failed to meet sugar and salt targets.
Snacks and confectionery have truly blurred from a product perspective and retail slant, says the president of the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
Wrigley has introduced Extra Professional Mints containing stevia rebaudiana across Europe, marking the first time it has used stevia in a product globally.
Scandinavia confectioner Cloetta has acquired Irish firm Aran Candy, owner of the Jelly Bean Factory Brand, for an initial SEK 140m ($21.1m).
The functional confectionery market is awaiting a big player and private label maker Carmit Candy gives its tip on which it’s likely to be.
The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.
Judges of the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards sorted through nearly 300 tasty treats to come up with the products they deem the best of the best.
Chocolate, chews, hard candy, snacks—The Hershey Company is going all out with a large array of product introductions at the 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo.
Confectionery manufacturers showing their latest products offer a glimpse of current and upcoming industry trends, including hot ingredients, growing categories, and standout packaging.
Leading Dutch supplier Sensus is pushing inulin as a sugar and sweetener replacer with minimal taste and texture tariffs.
Ukrainian confectionery firm Roshen has lost its appeal against the Russian court’s decision to seize assets of $80m.
Indian consumers are swapping traditional, high calorie confectionery in favor of chocolate, according to TechSci Research.
Money spent picking holes in negative sugar research could be better spent developing profitable functional confections that deliver indulgence.
Brazilian confectioner Doris Alimentos plans to build a US distribution center to grow its North American export business.
UK firm Tangerine Confectionery has been fined £120,000 ($202,000) for safety failures that led to a worker's foot being impaled by a forklift truck.
Sugar free candies only account for 5% of the UK sweets market but the dynamic could be changing, according to German confectioner Sulá.
Hershey is planning to roll out Reese’s peanut butter cups in Mexico, Brazil and China after posting below-par first quarter results.
Premium British confectioner Spun Candy plans to expand internationally by attracting customers with innovative in-store displays and live production.
LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision have developed a system that can help gummie manufacturers save upwards of $50,000 a year by detecting problems on starch molding lines.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) expects US Easter candy sales to reach $2.26bn this year as the later Easter gives retailers three more weeks to merchandize products.
Nestlé plans to increase its pricing for confectionery products to restore growth to the category.
About 50% of our preference for sweet food and drinks can be attributed to genetics, about the same level of heritability as certain personality traits and asthma, according to a...