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Premium chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw sold to Colian Holding SA

British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has been acquired by Polish confectionery producer and distributor Colian Holding SA.

Just the occasion: Hershey’s 'store within a store' experiential displays up sales

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 upgrades two chewy candy brands for Gen Z and Millennials

Ferrara Candy has reported a sales boost for its Red Hots and Now and Later brands after revitalizing the flavors and packaging. 

Mondelēz needs strategy rethink as Q1 revenues decline, suggest analysts

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's barkTHINS buy an 'excellent move' as Q1 sales decline: Analyst

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....

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Two percent faster: Asia Pacific to outpace Europe and North America chocolate sales

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.

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Limonene partially contributes to ideal chocolate-melting texture, say researchers

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 adds emoji-inspired gummies

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...

Haribo launches Twin Snakes in US with Blue Chip Marketing

Gold-Bears candy maker Haribo of America has enlisted Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide to help launch its latest product, Twin Snakes, in the US. 

Paint it choc: Sulpice Chocolat enlists Chicago artists to enliven samely candy aisle

Artisan chocolate manufacturer Sulpice Chocolat plans to launch a hand-painted chocolate line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.

Project 7 secures US-wide Walgreens listing for two gourmet gums

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.

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India's first online confectionery marketplace: Chocozonia taps emerging e-commerce nation

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....

Mondelēz partners with China’s Alibaba to support $1bn global e-commerce goal

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...

China’s Heijingang targets high-end consumers to compete with foreign brands

Domestic Chinese chocolate brand Heijingang plans a new premium line later this year to compete with western chocolates, which dominate the market.

Farewell to US mainstream chocolates’ golden age? It’s possible, says UBS

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...

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China Candy & Snacks Expo set to begin in Ningbo this fall

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. 

Initial success for China KitKat launch in Walmart, says Nestlé

Nestlé is positioning KitKat as a big brand in China after launching its top confection into the market last December.

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Shock tactics used in latest Thai diabetes awareness campaign

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...

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barkTHINS builds 'chocolate snacking' category with peanut & sea salt addition

barkTHINS plans to continue pioneering the snacking chocolate category by launching its latest variant: dark chocolate peanut with sea salt.

The Future of Confectionery Packaging: ISM & ProSweets 2016

Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of the confectionery packaging industry

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.

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From gum to gummies: Project 7 taps novel flavor trend for new gummies range

Project 7 plans to launch its first organic, gourmet gummies at Target in the US from April, according to the company. 

Ferrara extends Easter line-up as it looks to double revenue by 2020

Ferrara Candy Company has expanded its Easter portfolio with four new products.

Barry Callebaut expands California factory to meet growing West Coast demand

Chocolate manufacturing giant Barry Callebaut has completed its factory expansion project in American Canyon, California. 

Irish family chocolatier launches premium bars targeting UK market

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 Italy maps $66m global strategy for Baci Perugina brand

Nestlé plans to develop its Italian chocolate pralines, Baci Perugina, into a global brand.

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