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.
Industry giants Nestlé and Unilever report steady sales growth driven by emerging markets for first quarter of 2017 and predict continued growth throughout the year.
Cargill says its recently established licensed buying company (LBC) in Ghana helps cocoa farmers avoid being paid through a third party.
Multinationals striving for growth in China need to better target third and fourth tier cities by improving distribution and building relationships with local retailers.
Radfords Fine Fudge has started a crowdfunding campaign to launch a range of Fairtrade fudge and honeycomb confectionery.
Aldomak says it will expand its portfolio globally after receiving an A-grade certificate from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has launched an anti-trust investigation into alleged corrugated sheet and packaging fraud in Italy.
Chocolate and cocoa supplier Barry Callebaut has increased its number of product lines available in China after seeing sales of its gourmet range doubling over the last four years.
By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.
A survey conducted by the Almond Board of California (ABC) and Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) suggests 70% of consumers across the globe prefer chocolate products with nut inclusions.
Turkish confectioner Ülker is aiming to become the leader in Egypt’s biscuit market and hopes to expand in the Middle East & North Africa, Central Asia, Russia and China through...
Trade body China Candy has collected February confectionery data from thousands of retailers in Beijing.
Hershey plans to reduce its global workforce by 15%, mainly outside of the US, under a new supply chain efficiency program.
Anlit has develop its first pectin-based gummies that deliver curcumin amid growing interest for natural confectionery supplements for adults.
Mondelēz has launched Minions-themed varieties of Stride mints in China through partnership a partnership with Universal Pictures.
Mondelēz has added savory biscuit brand Véa to its portfolio, targeted at today’s health-conscious millennials.
China’s state media outlet Xinhua has urged Lotte to reject a US missile system on a golf course owned by the Korean conglomerate or face "severe consequences"....
Hershey and Mars have lost market share in China's declining confectionery category to Nestlé and Ferrero, according to Euromonitor Shanghai.
Confectionery giant Mars plans to launch its CocoaVia line of cocoa flavanol-based food supplements in the UK and Ireland later this month.
Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) has started rolling out KitKat Mini Moments across major international airports following an initial launch at Dubai International Airport in December, 2016.
Belgian luxury confectioner Fairy Chocolates has introduced a mini version of its éclair praline fusion Cho’clair as it concentrates on expansion in Asia.
UK licensing confectioner Bon Bon Buddies has unveiled its latest “100% fruit-made” candies, Fruitickles, at ISM 2017 in Cologne, Germany, but will not roll out the brand across the EMEA region until...
Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.
Oreo maker Mondelēz has posted a sharp drop in reported full-year revenues as analysts speculate a potential tie-up with Kraft-Heinz is now uncertain after the Brexit vote and Trump presidency....
Mondelēz-owned Milka has launched its first brownie products in France, and plans to introduce the range across other key EU markets in 2017, according to the company’s Twitter.
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....