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Ruby chocolate: New gem in confectionery crown or pink misfit?

Ruby chocolate may become as popular as white chocolate within three decades, but observers say the craft movement is skeptical and secrecy of the process may mean it is unjustly...

Media’s role in cocoa sustainability

Stop the white noise: How can chocolate makers be tempted to bite into cocoa's poverty and child labor crisis?

Reporting effective approaches to tackle deep-rooted poverty and child labor in the cocoa sector should take precedence over shock headlines, writes ConfectioneryNews’ editor.

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E-tail-volution: Why confectionery e-commerce strategies shouldn’t be put on hold

Confectioners need to act fast in developing e-commerce strategies because even though online retail remains a small channel, it is rapidly evolving.

State of the International Confectionery Industry

Over 890 confectionery industry professionals give 2017 outlook

ConfectioneryNews’ inaugural state of the industry report is available to download now for free.

Dispatches from Cologne, Germany

The buzz: Innovations from ISM & ProSweets 2017

Discover product developments and business news from the world's largest confectionery trade fair ISM Cologne and insights from sister supplier show ProSweets.

Feature

Storytelling can be powerful supporting act for confectioners, but product is king

Confectionery brands can inspire loyalty by communicating heritage and social actions on-pack, but these features should never overshadow flavor, says a Mintel analyst and the CEO of Project7.

Editor’s picks

Buffalo milk chocolate & more: On-trend candy and chocolate NPD at ISM Cologne

ConfectioneryNews selects seven product launches that tap into contemporary shopper demands, including chocolate containing cocoa fruit pulp and mints created by dentists.

Editor's Blog

Confectionery taxes doomed to fail in EU after Finland ruling?

Confectionery may be spared from a category specific tax in Europe, but it remains threatened by added sugar taxes levied on all food and drinks, writes ConfectioneryNews editor Oliver Nieburg.

Poll

Votes mean prizes: ConfectioneryNews’ State of the Industry survey 2017

A free iPad mini is up for grabs for respondents to ConfectioneryNews’ inaugural State of the Global Confectionery Industry survey.

Poll results

Confectionery industry predicts business outlook under Trump presidency

The global confectionery delivers its verdict on prospects for trade, exports and commodity costs under US president-elect Donald Trump.

Survey

What does a Trump win mean for the confectionery industry?

ConfectioneryNews asks US and international readers how Donald Trump’s tenure as US president is likely to impact the global confectionery industry.

The 'ignored’ commodity: Confectioners face tough choice on sugar sustainability

Sustainability in sugar has been side lined by the health debate, but the confectionery industry is a heavy user and must now decide whether it will support cane growers in the...

INFOGRAPHIC

Top 10 chocolate brands: US candy market dollar sales rise

Mars M&M’s, Hershey’s Reese’s and Nestlé’s Butterfinger are among the top US chocolate brands for the year to date, but which are gaining and which are losing share?...

Editor's Blog

One for all: Cocoa sector can only be sustainable with strong and unified farmer voice

Efforts are under way to bring cocoa farmers together under a single voice, but divisions still exist that hinder the chocolate industry’s push to a sustainable cocoa sector, writes ConfectioneryNews...

Survey results

Brexit Poll: Confectionery industry outlook negative after Brexit vote

The majority of ConfectioneryNews readers polled expect the UK’s exit from the European Union will hit sales volumes for their businesses and lead to price hikes for cocoa and sugar....

Reader survey

Brexit: Candy catastrophe or carriage to new business?

What are the threats and opportunities for your business after the UK voted to leave the European Union?

Opinion

Usual suspects: Confectionery may be next victim of national sugar taxes

Confectionery could be the next target for national sugar taxes after the UK’s levy on sugared soft drinks, but the industry still has time to act to thwart levies, writes...

Editor's Blog

The Candy Files: Confectionery industry 2015 year in review

ConfectioneryNews trawls its archives to present a month-to-month review of the biggest industry news in 2015.

Free Live Sessions

Live debates: Nestlé and Mondelēz among ISM and ProSweets panelists

ConfectioneryNews is hosting three live debates at the world’s largest confectionery trade fair next year, featuring representatives from the industry’s biggest players.

Special Edition Series

Fine flavor chocolate and kitchen cupboard candy: ConfectioneryNews unveils 2016 features calendar

What do we have in store for our 2016 special editions?

Editor's Blog

Ferrero should ditch 99p stores for Thorntons to prepare for premium Brit invasion

Ferrero should move its newly acquired Thorntons business out of discount stores to help it capitalize on the growing premium segment in the UK and abroad.

Editorial calendar

Better-for-you candy, energy-efficient processing and portion-control: ConfectioneryNews unveils 2015 features lineup

We’ve chosen four topics for our 2015 special editions and are inviting expert comment.

Editor's Blog

Unsung candymen and women: ConfectioneryNews opens entries for Personality of the Year 2014

ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts for a job well done.

Editor's Blog

The chocolate prophecies: Industry fortune-telling for 2014

Not quite the choc-pocalypse, but retail prices for chocolate are expected to rise in the face of cocoa price hikes, which could see the taste, shape and size of chocolate...

It’s Quizmas: Guess the candy brand owner

Put your knowledge to the test in ConfectioneryNews’ guess the brand owner quiz.

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