Fast growing economies such as Brazil, India, Russia and China present big growth prospects for confectioners. Stay on the pulse of multinationals' moves into these markets and keep up to pace with local players here.
Hershey has reported positive results for its Candy Experience concept 'store within a store' at a Winn-Dixie outlet in Louisiana and three Supervalu-Cub Food Stores in Minnesota.
Ferrara Candy has reported a sales boost for its Red Hots and Now and Later brands after revitalizing the flavors and packaging.
Mondelēz International must be careful not to saturate the Cadbury and Milka and Oreo brands with excessive SKUs and be wary cost-cutting measures don't harm revenues further, say analysts. ...
Hershey has posted a 5.6% net sales decline in its first quarter (Q1), but one analyst believes its acquisition of chocolate business barkTHINS offers hope in a troubled US confectionery market....
The chocolate market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow around 2% faster than Europe and North America up to 2019, according to a Transparency Market Research’s (TMR) report.
Limonene can accelerate the crystallization process of chocolate, giving it a desirable melting range, according to a recent study published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Bazooka Candy Brands has launched emoji-shaped wearable gummies, Ring Pop Gummies Chains, just before summer as the company sees it as an ideal season for consumers to try new confectionery...
Gold-Bears candy maker Haribo of America has enlisted Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide to help launch its latest product, Twin Snakes, in the US.
Artisan chocolate manufacturer Sulpice Chocolat plans to launch a hand-painted chocolate line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.
California-based confectionery company Project 7 has announced its sugar-free gourmet gum in birthday cake and coconut lime flavors became available in candy aisles in Walgreens across the US from April 1.
E-commerce startup Chocozonia has upped its distribution to include Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars products as well as homemade Indian chocolates after spotting an unmet need for an online confectionery channel in India....
Chinese consumers are able to buy a fuller range of Mondelēz products, including Oreo Colorfilled, an online platform where people can customize their own Oreo packaging, thanks to the Mondelēz’s...
Domestic Chinese chocolate brand Heijingang plans a new premium line later this year to compete with western chocolates, which dominate the market.
Mainstream players like Hershey may struggle to maintain grip on the US chocolate market amid rising competition and a shift to seasonal and premium products, claims an analyst at Swiss-based financial...
The seventh China Candy & Snacks Expo will kick off at Ningbo International Convention Center on September 2 this year amid rapid growth in Chinese candy production.
Nestlé is positioning KitKat as a big brand in China after launching its top confection into the market last December.
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...
barkTHINS plans to continue pioneering the snacking chocolate category by launching its latest variant: dark chocolate peanut with sea salt.
Africa will see a lot of investment in the confectionery industry where it will become ‘the Asia of the next century’ according to Andreas Leitze, sales director, Bosch.
Project 7 plans to launch its first organic, gourmet gummies at Target in the US from April, according to the company.
Ferrara Candy Company has expanded its Easter portfolio with four new products.
Chocolate manufacturing giant Barry Callebaut has completed its factory expansion project in American Canyon, California.
Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates says it is outpacing Ireland’s confectionery category growth and will take advantage of its momentum by launching premium bars this year.
Nestlé plans to develop its Italian chocolate pralines, Baci Perugina, into a global brand.
America’s biggest chocolate supplier has acquired a manufacturing plant in Shanghai as part of an estimated US$40m investment in a fully integrated bean processing and chocolate manufacturing facility.