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 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....
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...
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.
Easter this year is short, but it won't stop retail sales of Easter candy from growing, vice president of public affairs and communications at National Confectioners Association (NCA), Christopher Gindlesperger,...
Confectioners, including Mars, Hershey and Peeps have introduced new products for the upcoming Easter, which the National Confectioners Association predicts will help US Easter candy sales grow 1.4% from 2015.
Ferrara Candy Company has expanded its Easter portfolio with four new products.
UK supermarket giant Tesco has teamed up with Lego to launch an exclusive limited-edition Easter toy - pitched as an alternative to chocolate eggs.
Hershey has launched a contest calling for companies to help it develop a lightweight, affordable shipping system that will keep chocolate cool even in the warmest months.
Confectionery was the fastest growing food category in value sales for UK supermarkets over the Christmas period, according to market analysts IRI.
Mars is recalling 6,700 cases of Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24 oz. bag from more than 30 states due to allergen concerns.
Bonds Confectionery has released a limited range of own-brand Christmas confectionery gifting range on the back of its overwhelming private label success during the festive period last year.
Seasonal and holiday packaging has seen a huge growth since 2012, but it is not always worth the investment, according to Grimes Packaging Services based in Florida, US.
Yellow birthday cake with thick, sugary frosting, like those made in local grocery stores nationwide, is emerging as a top selling new flavor in candies and sweets, according to leading...
UK supermarkets ran out of Easter egg stocks just ahead of the holiday, a misjudgement that cost about £5.2m ($7.7m) in sales, says IRI.
R&D teams at Mars, Nestlé, Hershey and Mondelēz have developed a series of new products to capitalize on Easter, the second largest season for US confectionery sales.
UK chocolate firm Thorntons has posted sales declines in the second quarter and has no other option but to follow major supermarkets downmarket, according to an analyst.
The printing industry is increasingly turning to digital as conventional offset printing requires time-consuming steps such as making colour proofs and plates. Diffractive optical element (D0e) options are available from...
Elmer Chocolate is aiming to be ‘the most efficient gift chocolate manufacturer in the world’ as it announces plans to add 70,000 square-foot to its production site in Ponchatoula.
Confectionery manufacturers are expected to put twists on classic Easter eggs in 2015 as consumers start to display Easter treats at home like works of art, according to Barry Callebaut.
Unilever UK will launch two new Easter eggs in February to build on the success of its first ever releases last year.
Supermarket sales of UK Halloween confectionery in 2014 have taken a big hit as consumers look to popcorn as a trick-or-treat alternative, shop in bargain stores or prefer to spend...
Nestlé’s will use sustainable cocoa for 100% of its UK and Ireland portfolio by the end of 2015, up from its current 60% mark.
São Paulo’s city assembly has approved a new bill prohibiting the sale of toys coupled with Easter eggs in the city.
Hachez, owned by the Danish Toms Group, will move part of its packaging production from Germany to Poland in an attempt to claw back some of its recent losses.
Judges of the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards sorted through nearly 300 tasty treats to come up with the products they deem the best of the best.