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Storytelling can be powerful supporting act for confectioners, but product is king

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.

Could Hershey's fictitious retailer Medley revive 'uninspiring' confectionery category?

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.

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5 tips to maximize confectionery sales online

Market intelligence firm Profitero’s director of insights offers advice to confectionery companies looking to boost e-commerce sales.

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Bon Bon Buddies sizes up Asia after hitting record sales

UK confectioner Bon Bon Buddies plans to expand its footprint in Asia after reporting a “record-breaking” financial year.

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E-commerce, intelligent packs & product recalls: ConfectioneryNews’ ISM and ProSweets debates

ConfectioneryNews and sister site BakeryandSnacks will host three panel discussions at the world’s largest candy show in Cologne.

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

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....

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‘Retrovate’ don't ‘innovate’ granola startups, says former Kellogg’s director

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.

Americanna to expand distillation program after initial success with cannabis puffed gummies

'Garden-to-gummy' edibles confectioner Americanna has announced a new company-wide distillation program, called Pure Distillate, to make purer cannabis concentrate. 

Cloetta may sell struggling Italian business

Cloetta is considering divesting its Italian subsidiary, which includes four factories and candy brand Galatine, among others.

British appetite for confectionery 'alive' and 'growing' in December despite Brexit vote

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.

‘Last resort’: Mondelēz ups prices on select UK products

Cadbury maker Mondelēz International has increased wholesale prices on some UK products, reporting increased cocoa costs and a weaker British pound.

Cloetta launches ‘test-and-learn’ confectionery store on China’s Alibaba

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 hatches Cadbury Oreo Egg ‘n’ Spoon in the UK

Mondelēz-owned Cadbury has launched a new Oreo-inspired egg in the UK market, the Cadbury Dairy Milka Egg ‘n’ Spoon Oreo.

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Fantasy Candies owner creates probiotic chocolate startup Blue Planet

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. 

Consumer growth fuels sack & kraft paper to $80bn by 2021

Smither’s Pira on what's driving sack & kraft confectionery packaging

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.

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Transparency and portion-control: Execs at top candy firms set 2017 expectations

Mars Wrigley, Ferrara, Just Born, and other top candy firms offer their business outlooks for 2017 and share details of innovation in the pipeline.

Runamok Maple creates new maple candy brand after acquisition

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 launches 3-for-£1 range with new-look design

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.

Auchan to sell Russian sweets in Italy

Groupe Auchan has announced plans to sell confectionery products produced in Russia across its stores in Italy.

Anellotech claims only large scale of using sustainable packaging can combat climate change

Anellotech to increase confectioners’ sustainable packaging with Bio-TCat

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.

Oregon edibles processors speak about marijuana testing rule change

The new marijuana testing regulations have made it much tougher for cannabis edibles producers to operate, reports the industry.

Candy and snack brands clash over hydroponics organic certification

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.

Schur Flexibles: ‘Packaging that is pleasant to touch is becoming increasingly important’

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 creates stand-up pouch for Mentos

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.

Project 7 enters licensing business with Girl Scouts cookie-inspired gums and mints

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.

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