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Fortified gum prospects in fastest-growing Mexican confectionery category

All confectionery categories will grow in Mexico over the next five years, but gum will grow the fastest and confectioners can capitalize with products enriched with vitamins and minerals, according...

Cadbury India discounts Toblerone to grow premium category

Mondelez International’s Cadbury India has introduced a two-week promotion on Toblerone in most modern retailers in a bid to grow the premium chocolate category.

Where are the emerging Easter markets?

Brazil has one of the largest markets for Easter confectionery and has had more Easter launches than anywhere else, but the Chinese have yet to look beyond the religious nature...

China ‘our number one international priority’, says Hershey CEO

China will become Hershey’s number two market behind the US in the next five years and will get there through advertising, expanding distribution and new launches, according to the company’s...

Lindt claims partial immunity from economic downturn as profits surge

Lindt & Sprüngli’s operating profit rose 10.3% in 2012 and the company has declared itself “partially unaffected” by the continuing economic downturn as consumers still seek quality chocolate in tough times....

Premium to drive South African chocolate market up 10% per year

Market analysts Frost & Sullivan expects the South African chocolate market to grow 10% per annum in the next five years driven by rising incomes and locally-sourced premium products.

Brazil’s cocoa import reliance leaves chocolate market vulnerable, says Mintel

Brazil’s reliance on cocoa imports exposes the domestic chocolate market to price variation, according to market analysts Mintel.

Confectionery not recession proof; target emerging markets, says Goldman Sachs

The confectionery industry is not immune to economic recession and must exploit opportunities in emerging economies to grow, according to an analyst from Goldman Sachs.

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Mondelez chocolate chief pinpoints markets beyond BRIC

Brazil, Russia, India and China are not the only markets capturing the attention of the world’s leading chocolate company Mondelez International.

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Cargill to up cocoa capacity at Brazilian plant

Cargill plans to increase its cocoa processing capacity by 25% at its plant in Ilhéus, Brazil, to keep up with rising consumer demand for chocolate and cocoa products in the...

Petra Foods puts faith in consumer brands

Singapore-based Petra Foods plans to invest in its consumer brands and will target fast-growing South East Asia chocolate markets after selling its ingredients division to Barry Callebaut.

"...there will always be pocket money for sweets."

‘Who stops innovating dies’ says Sanchez Cano as exports set to outstrip domestic sales

Spanish sugar confectioner Sanchez Cano will grow sales in export markets faster than its home market and will do so through innovation, according to its export manager.

Compound chocolate growth to outstrip ‘real’ chocolate, says Bühler

The global market for compound chocolate will grow faster than regular chocolate, according to equipment supplier Bühler which is gearing up to launch a smaller capacity compound chocolate processing machine...

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Barry Callebaut talks customization, certification and Petra Foods

Barry Callebaut speaks to about a growing trend for customization, rising demand for certified cocoa and its $950m bid to acquire Petra Foods’ cocoa ingredients division.

Philippines as an emerging ‘quality’ cocoa origin

The Philippines can evolve as a top-quality cocoa source and serve the needs of growing demand for chocolate in Asia, according to a start-up company trading beans in the market.

Samba time for sugar and gum confectionery in Brazil, says Mintel

The time is right for gum and sugar confectionery in Brazil as growing consumer prosperity means people want to indulge, says Mintel.

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Sollich: ‘Within 3-5 years Africa will become an interesting market’

Chocolate processor Sollich will target Africa as its next market; a region that will become very interesting over the next 3-5 years, its executive director said.

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ADM ups cocoa processing 17% in Singapore

ADM Cocoa has expanded its cocoa processing in Singapore which increase its output in the country by 17%.

Asian sweet-tooth may be suppressed by hot drink preferences – study

Asian people may consume fewer sweet goods such as chocolate because they prefer hot beverages, according to new research.

Barry Callebaut targets authenticity with single origin cocoa and chocolate

Barry Callebaut has unveiled new cocoa and chocolate products at ISM in Cologne, including Cameroon origin cocoa for baked goods, and single origin chocolate from Cameroon and Java.

Large scale solar food processing under investigation

Large scale solar food processing remains under-exploited, especially in hot countries, according to a study that is due to be published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology.

Scaling up cocoa origins closer to China easier said than done, says Mars

Sourcing cocoa closer to the booming Chinese chocolate market is more challenging than it seems, according to Mars.

Asian chocolate market still promising despite lower than expected grinds

Asian chocolate demand is weaker than hoped but the market still represents significant potential, according to an analyst.

Mondelez eyes Saudi expansion with new JV

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has entered a joint venture to expand distribution in Saudi Arabia, which it calls an “important and strategic market” in the region.

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India has a ‘bright’ confectionery future

India’s confectionery market has a ‘bright future’ and will be bolstered by a growing gifting culture and increasing rural consumption, a report suggests.

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