Luxury products have been touted as a growth area for developed markets by analysts. Finding that extra ingredient and the perfect country to aim for could help candy makers boost sales in seemingly stale markets.
Sweets and snacks companies are increasingly targeting consumers by branding their products “thin” to suggest convenience or health, or to tap the snacking chocolate trend.
Nestlé is selling six of its Italian confectionery brands including Rossana and Fondenti to Italian manufacturer Fida.
Tuanis Chocolate debuted its soy-free chocolate bar during the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago recently, and is set to sell it at 28 US retailers, mostly Midwestern, from June...
UK business Mood Foods has invested £1m ($1.4m) in moving to a larger facility to increase production of its raw cacao Ombar Chocolate.
Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has recruited a new CEO, while US giant Hershey has named its chief operating officer.
Barry Callebaut is aiming to change how it engages with US chocolate manufacturers with the American launch of its 'Studio' concept.
Premium candy manufacturer Divine Chocolate unveiled two new flavors for its bar range at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago last week.
Just Born Quality Confectionery has established a sales partnership with French premium chocolate brand, Cemoi, while the company has recently been busy adding new flavors to its power brands.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) unveiled and gave awards to the “most innovative candy and snack ideas, concepts and products” at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo this year in...
Swiss startup Choba Choba, partly owned by cocoa producers, has created an ultra-premium chocolate range made using a hybrid of CCN-51 and native Peruvian cocoa.
Protein experts at leading nutraceutical trade fair Vitafoods consider if protein chocolate has mainstream appeal.
Protein-packed Easter eggs, chocolate Valentine’s hearts and advent calendars are previously unseen novelties that will resonate with health-conscious consumers, says UK startup Cocoa Plus.
The Good Chocolate Company is to introduce better-for-you chocolate brand Lavlé, containing Barry Callebaut’s Acticoa, to the UK and Denmark.
Global business intelligence provider Euromonitor International casts an eye over the global market for fortified and functional confectionery.
While going from zero to a forecasted $100m in revenues in fiscal 2017 largely under your own steam (it sold a minority stake to VMG Partners in 2013) is no...
Praim Group has secured licenses with DreamWorks for a chocolate bar range featuring characters from the upcoming Trolls and Boss Baby, but says its next licencing deal may go beyond TV or movie characters....
Chair of the International Cocoa Organization’s (ICCO) panel on fine flavor cocoa discusses why countries are seeking fine flavor status and how it can be won.
Valrhona has introduced a higher than usual cocoa percentage milk chocolate couverture with Brazilian beans and has stepped up sourcing activities in Jamaica.
Mars’ Grupo Turin buy gives it a premium chocolate brand to expand internationally, but consumers are increasingly building loyalty to its competitors as the segment grows saturated, writes Euromontior analyst...
British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has been acquired by Polish confectionery producer and distributor Colian Holding SA.
The term ‘artisan’ has lost its luster in the US bean-to-bar chocolate market, says confectionery consultant Curtis Vreeland.
Figures from grinders including Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Nestlé and Mondelēz show the volumes of cocoa processed in Europe in the first quarter of this year.
The entrepreneurs behind MiCacao, a US start-up which makes an organic ‘tea’ from cacao shells, say their product is ready to tap into a craft movement which is stretching beyond...
Cémoi has begun a five-year, €2m ($2.3m) research program called Frenchoc Premium to obtain consistent chocolate quality via cocoa fermentation, using science applied in the wine industry.
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...