Occasions such as Easter, Christmas and Halloween are peak times for confectioners. Keep up to speed with the latest holiday trends and emerging seasons to maximize sales during these key periods.
Hershey has reported total net sales of $1.88bn in Q1, 2017, growing by 2.8% compared to last year.
US shoppers may have found it more difficult to locate Peeps and Jelly Belly this past Easter at Walmart’s candy aisle compared to Cadbury, Dove, Hershey and M&M’s, says Quri....
Australians are eating more chocolate bars, blocks and boxed chocolates than in 2013, according to research by Roy Morgan.
Seasonal launches accounted for 25% of global chocolate product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development, according to Mintel Global New Products Database.
Oreo maker Mondelēz has unveiled four chocolate production lines at its Cadbury factory in Bournville, UK.
Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker.
US consumers can now go to Pocky’s website and enter their zip codes or cities to find the nearest Pocky flavors.
The Cadbury founder’s great-great-great grandson James Cadbury said he understands why the National Trust dropped the word Easter from the name of its annual Easter egg hunt, but he does...
The Solid Chocolate Company has launched what it claims is the world’s first Solid Chocolate Egg.
ConfectioneryNews highlights new items from Hershey, Cadbury, Mars and Godiva for Easter, a major contributor to overall US candy sales.
Mars Chocolate will launch M&M’s White Chocolate as an everyday product at select food, mass, convenience and drug stores across the US in May, 2017.
Artisan bakery, Nonni’s Foods, has launched limited batch spring biscotti to boost market share in the growing snack category.
Trade body China Candy has collected February confectionery data from thousands of retailers in Beijing.
Hershey will explore acquisitions, focus on Amazon in e-commerce and launch snack SKUs of its core brands, says its new CEO.
Start-up confectionery firm Lavolio, which only uses social media as its marketing tool, is expecting 60% growth this year.
Organic confectionery brand OCHO Candy has developed its first Easter egg after spotting an unmet need for natural alternatives during the holiday season.
Michigan family-run toffee brand Dave’s Sweet Tooth has reported a 300% sales growth along with a 2,500% e-commerce business increase in 2016 after launching a new website through the Shopify...
Cursor, part of OEX Group in Warsaw, Poland, has seen success with its confectionery tins featuring local football stars.
Hershey has launched a string of Valentine’s Day products this year under its core brands across the US, including KitKat, Reese’s, and Cadbury, as IRI estimates the season generated nearly...
In the US alone, 58 million pounds of chocolate and 36 million heart-shaped boxes are sold during Valentines’ Day – worth $448m.
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.
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....
Swedish confectioner Cloetta has reported 3.8% net sales growth in Q4 and +3.1% for the full year as it looks to acquire impulse brands consumed between meals.
Co-op is recalling all date codes of a chocolate Easter product due to alleged tampering.
UK confectioner Bon Bon Buddies plans to expand its footprint in Asia after reporting a “record-breaking” financial year.