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.
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.
Part cocoa farmer-owned company Divine Chocolate has joined B Corps in hope of making its business more transparent.
Confectionery sales in the UK climbed higher from November to December in 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, data from bank card machine provider Paymentsense shows.
Mondelēz-owned Cadbury has launched a new Oreo-inspired egg in the UK market, the Cadbury Dairy Milka Egg ‘n’ Spoon Oreo.
Mars Wrigley, Ferrara, Just Born, and other top candy firms offer their business outlooks for 2017 and share details of innovation in the pipeline.
Kingsmoor Packaging has partnered with Haribo to launch a festive snowman-shaped tub with Starmix treats.
Cargill says indulgent, premium, healthy, and sustainable and clean, will be the key trends driving the chocolate and cocoa industry next year.
Oreo is launching a new direct-to-consumer e-commerce pilot for the holiday season via gifts.oreo.com, a limited-time online platform offering Oreo holiday gift tins filled with white fudge-covered Oreo cookies....
Empac (European Metal Packaging association) has seen 20%-39% savings in the carbon footprint of metal packaging thanks to an increase of renewable energies in production and a rise in recycling...
Digital printing allows consumers to do more and crazy things they could not imagine before, says Hewlett-Packard (HP).
Two brothers have launched a new British wholesale confectionery business, called HS Wholesale Sweets, continuing with a family tradition in confectionery.
Peeps maker Just Born Quality Confections has hired Rachel Hayden as its new vice president and chief information officer.
Seasonal confectionery c-store distribution is underdeveloped compared to other channels, despite the fact that the household purchase of seasonal confectionery is increasing,
Halloween candy sales in the US may reach record levels despite an expected drop in trick-or-treating as more Americans shop for candy online and celebrate over the weekend.
Chicago chocolate brand Fannie May has launched Apron & Spoon collection exclusively at its retail stores and its own website.
De Neuville’s Egg Box produced by Karbest and Stora Enso has scooped top place in the Pro Carton 2016 Confectionery category held in partnership with ECMA (European Carton Manufacturers Association).
The major four holiday seasons accounted for nearly half of US candy sales last year, but confectioners should also take advantage of “micro holidays”, says IRI.