Impulse-reliant confectioners should be wary of emerging technology that could spell the end for in-store checkouts as we know them, says a retail expert.
Confectionery companies will need to adapt to a rapidly changing retail landscape as ethnic minorities lead population growth in the developed US market.
Food and drink companies can have a big influence over sustainability and ethical issues in their supply chains - and have the power to change them rapidly. One year on from...
Strong commodity price increases in 2013 impeded growth for the German confectionery, according to the Germany Confectionery Industry Association’s (BDSI’s) annual review.
Mondelez announced supply chain restructuring plans and innovations for the North American market at yesterday’s CAGNY conference.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has posted a modest rise in fourth quarter sales and says it hopes to spend future money it generates on extinguishing its debts and acquiring complementary companies.
US consumers have a growing appetite for new tastes such as ethnic flavors and single origin chocolate, creating an opportunity for gourmet confectioners, according to the Sweets and Snacks Expo...
Bubble gum manufacturers can win over health conscious parents with tooth-friendly versions, according to supplier Beneo.
The Australian confectionery market is growing slower than the country’s economy, according to a report from Market Line.
Wrigley has gained market share in the declining French chewing gum market.
The Association of Germany Confectionery Industry (BDSI) has urged the industry to choose plastic packaging that provides a protective barrier against carcinogenic mineral oils.
Hershey’s chief executive John Bilbrey says he is “very excited” about a mystery new product that will unveiled later this year, and believes fruit and choc snack brand Brookside could become...
A look back at Europe's largest confectionery trade show and the social media buzz.
The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.
Sweetener supplier PureCircle claims that it has identified the ideal blends of stevia for chocolate and gum under its Stevia 3.0 strategy.
Confectioners should replace white color titanium dioxide with rice starch to alleviate consumer health concerns, says supplier Beneo, even though toxicity has not been demonstrated by any authority in typical food uses....
Mondelez International has added US ‘activist’ investor Nelson Peltz to its board of directors, the company has said.
Discount retailer Lidl has rolled out its Healthy Till program across its UK stores, removing all chocolate and sweets from checkouts except for Wrigley’s gum.
A class action lawsuit alleging Wrigley made misleading “sugar free” claims has been dismissed by a Californian court.
Leatherhead Food Research has identified the in-fashion flavors for sugar and gum confectionery.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working towards a method to validate the effectiveness and safety of medicated chewing gums such as nicotine gum.
The team looks back at our adventures on the road in 2013 to bring you highlights of the industry's biggest events.
Stevia leaf extract and unblended xylitol offer the strongest potential for sweetening chewing gum, according to experts.
Chemical ingredients firm Renessenz has developed a cooling agent for chewing gum and candies that it claims outlasts all other menthol derivatives on the market.
Mondelez International has launched its candy brand Sour Patch Kids as a gum product under its Stride portfolio – a deft move, according to an analyst.