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Online retail for confections is expected to boom in the digital age with platforms such as Amazon and Alibaba. This section follows how the major manufacturers are capitalizing on the e-commerce market.

E-commerce

Mondelēz creates virtual chocolate store 'Cadbury Joy Deliveries' on Amazon India

Mondelēz has teamed with Amazon in India to create a virtual chocolate & sweets store on the e-tailer’s online marketplace.

Sugarfina gets $35m private equity boost for e-commerce and international expansion

US luxury candy retailer Sugarfina has secured a $35m investment from private equity firm Great Hill Partners.

Q2 2017 results

Hershey hints at seasonal opportunity in e-commerce upon posting Q2 growth

Hershey’s Q2 2017 net sales reached $1.66bn, increasing 1.5% compared to the same period last year.

Mondelēz’s e-commerce exec leaves for Johnson & Johnson

Mondelēz has confirmed the departure of its e-commerce executive Neil Ackerman. 

Alexa, can I have some organic candy and snacks? Category set to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Amazon will gain deep consumer insights in impulse snacking once it seals a $13.7bn deal for Whole Foods, says an e-commerce consultant. 

Mars and Wrigley drive confectionery sales from in-store to digital retail

Mars and Wrigley says redesigning the checkout line at retailers can help drive up sales of confectionery products. 

Direct selling

‘The Cocoa Exchange’: Mars sets up e-commerce party program for chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America is recruiting ‘curators’ to host parties promoting a specially created range from Mars, which can be sold on an online store.

Mondelēz announces CMO departure, new hires in consumer insights and packaging

Mondelēz has announced its chief marketing officer (CMO) Dana Anderson has decided to leave the company. 

E-commerce expert calms retailers’ fear of Amazon driving away their Oreo and Cheerios customers

Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker. 

NCA State of the Industry Conference 2017

E-commerce the ticket to Millennial candy and snack sales: Analysts

Confectionery and snack companies should up the focus on e-commerce sales in 2017, even though the online channel represents 1% of overall CPG sales volumes, say analysts at IRI and Barkley.

Growth Strategy

Hershey outlines plan to reignite confections category and expand in snacking

Hershey will explore acquisitions, focus on Amazon in e-commerce and launch snack SKUs of its core brands, says its new CEO.

Mondelēz names 2017 ‘Year of Well-being and Innovation’ with launch of Véa snacks

Mondelēz has added savory biscuit brand Véa to its portfolio, targeted at today’s health-conscious millennials.

Startup Watch

Dave’s Sweet Tooth may break $1m revenue after e-commerce scale-up

Michigan family-run toffee brand Dave’s Sweet Tooth has reported a 300% sales growth along with a 2,500% e-commerce business increase in 2016 after launching a new website through the Shopify...

ISM Cologne

E-tail-volution: Why confectionery e-commerce strategies shouldn’t be put on hold

Confectioners need to act fast in developing e-commerce strategies because even though online retail remains a small channel, it is rapidly evolving.

Q4 and full-year results

Hershey bets on multi-textural snacking and Chinese e-commerce for growth

Reese’s and Cookie Layer Crunch will be major investment focuses when Hershey’s next CEO Michele Buck takes office in March, 2017, according to the company’s Q4 earnings conference call....

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.

Industry Voices - E-commerce tricks

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.

Free to attend

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.

Three Squirrels expects to be incorporated after reporting net profit of over $29m

Rumor has been mounting over the last month that e-commerce snack brand in China, Three Squirrels, is planning to be incorporated in the near future, BakeryandSnacks learned from various sources.

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 debuts Oreo holiday gift tins via e-commerce pilot

Oreo is launching a new direct-to-consumer e-commerce pilot for the holiday season via gifts.oreo.com, a limited-time online platform offering Oreo holiday gift tins filled with white fudge-covered Oreo cookies....

Malted milk helps startup root cookies in nostalgia & be on cutting edge of current trends

The founders of startup Malt Shop Cookies are hoping to jumpstart their new ecommerce business by launching on Cyber Monday the online sale of their line of malted milk cookies...

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce platform, reached record sales of $15bn during Double 11 this year, prompting domestic confectionery and snack brands to step up their web strategies. 

Exclusive interview

Hancock’s confectionery business expects to reach rural UK with e-commerce

Two brothers have launched a new British wholesale confectionery business, called HS Wholesale Sweets, continuing with a family tradition in confectionery. 

Online forum - Next billion dollar brand

Confectionery Innovation 2016: Project7, Mintel and Unreal Candy founder lined up

ConfectioneryNews will host a free online forum on new product development this month for companies adjusting to modern market trends.

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