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Global confectionery NPD: Lemon meringue truffles, green tea cookies and chili nut M&Ms

Confectionery launches hitting store shelves in Q1 2016

ConfectioneryNews presents our pick of products entering the global confectionery category this quarter from major players such as Mars, Lotte and Nestlé.

Published: 04-Apr-2016

Easter baskets 2016: What's new from the top confectioners?

Easter baskets 2016: What's new from the top confectioners?

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. 

Published: 23-Mar-2016

Sweet Planet: Confectionery NPD inspiration from design school students

Sweet Planet: Candy concepts from design school students at ISM

Students at KSID Köln International School of Design present confectionery packaging and product concepts at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM).

Published: 15-Feb-2016

ISM Essentials: Be in the know for Cologne

ISM Cologne confectionery trade fair preview

Discover the supporting program and what to look out for at the world’s largest confectionery fair.

Published: 26-Jan-2016

It's showtime! A taste of the snacks to be exhibited at ISM 2016

It's showtime! A taste of the snacks to be exhibited at ISM 2016

ISM - the world’s largest trade fair for snacks and confectionery – is taking place next week in Germany. Here we present a small taste of the new and recently launched snacking products that will be on show.

Published: 26-Jan-2016

‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some of the best processing and packaging machines on show at ISM and ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, (January 31-February 3).

Published: 26-Jan-2016

PepsiCo Drinkfinity pods; Tetra Evero Aseptic & Coca Cola Contour PET glass gain world class recognition

WPO WorldStar Award winners 2016

From an E-Z SnackPak by Ampac, Drinkfinity pods by PepsiCo US, Coca Cola’s Contour PET glass and Cadbury Glow by Mondelēz International – We round up the best F&B entries at the WPO (World Packaging Organisation) WorldStar Awards 2016.

Published: 16-Dec-2015

UNI Packaging invests in 2nd HP Indigo 20000 digital press following demand for personalization and regional promotions

UNI Packaging invests in second HP Indigo 20000 digital press

UNI Packaging has further increased its capacity by investing in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press providing a 30-inch (750mm) wide-web technology for flexible packaging and sleeves.

Published: 19-Nov-2015

Merger round up: Amcor, Sidel, Bosch, Kliklok-Woodman

Merger round up: Amcor, Sidel, Bosch, Kliklok-Woodman

Amcor, Sidel, Bosch, Kliklok-Woodman and Adept are some of the companies in FoodProductionDaily's round-up of mergers and acquisitions this month.

Published: 25-Sep-2015

Revealed: F&B winners from the Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015

Revealed: F&B winners from the Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015

From a wedge of cheese sold in a carton pack, to Swiss chocolate for special occasions, this year’s Pro Carton ECMA Awards focused on the sustainability of cartonboard as a replacement for other types of packaging material.

Published: 14-Sep-2015

Which food and drink companies use social media well – and which don't?

Which food and drink companies use social media well – and which don't?

Nearly one third of UK tweets are about food and drink companies - an impressive figure.  But as we reported yesterday , most companies aren't making the most of the opportunity...

Published: 04-Sep-2015

Recalls: Salmonella in chocolate and pathogens in cheese

Tesco, Perail de Brebis, Orkla Foods Danmark, Atkins in recalls

A recall round-up for August takes us to Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and France. Salmonella and Listeria found in cheese affecting multiple countries and Salmonella in chocolate dominate this week.

Published: 20-Aug-2015

Crunch-down: America’s top 10 best-selling snack bars

Top 10 snack bars in US, IRI data

BakeryandSnacks has chewed over IRI data to compile a satisfying list of the top 10 best-selling US snack bars.

Published: 06-Aug-2015

Trendwatching at IFT 2015: From on-trend botanicals, tiger nuts, and matcha to non-GMO claims

Trendwatching at IFT 2015: Botanicals, tiger nuts, matcha, non-GMO

Market researchers Innova Market Insights and Mintel shared new data on what’s hot and what’s not in food & beverages at the IFT show this year, exploring everything from dairy-free claims to why consumers buy organic foods.

Published: 17-Jul-2015

Five modern twists on brittle

Five modern twists on brittle

Five startups showcasing at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago hope to rekindle Americans’ love affair with the iconic sugar candy brittle by updating the old fashioned confection with bold new flavors and textures that will appeal to a broader audience.

Published: 28-May-2015

Nine most innovative products: Sweets & Snacks 2015 award winners

Nine most innovative products: Sweets & Snacks 2015 award winners

Retailers have voted for the new U.S candy items that have the best go-to-market potential at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo.

Published: 20-May-2015

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Caja Roja chocolates ‘sweet’ choice at Hispack 2015 Líderpack Awards

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Caja Roja Hispack 2015 Líderpack Awards

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Nestlé Caja Roja chocolates picked up awards in the Food Packaging category of The Liderpack Awards at Hispack 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, last week (April 21-24).

Published: 29-Apr-2015

Easter baskets 2015: Innovations from the top confectioners

Easter baskets 2015: Innovations from the top confectioners

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.

Published: 03-Apr-2015

Snacking Trends Forum highlights: ‘Packaged food doesn’t have to be junk food’

Snacking Trends Forum highlights, from meat snacks to cricket flour

From all-day grazing to the 20% YoY growth in meat-based snacks, the merits of cricket flour, when and how to raise capital, nutrient density and guerrilla marketing, the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Trends Forum  covered a lot of ground. Here are some of the highlights from the 60-minute session, which is now available on demand.

Published: 19-Mar-2015

Learning from the leaders: Developments at Mars and Mondelez in 2014

Learning from the leaders: Developments at Mars and Mondelez in 2014

ConfectioneryNews takes a look back at changes at the leading confectioners Mars, and Mondelez in 2014 and showcases the biggest acquisitions of the year.

Published: 20-Dec-2014

Unsung candy heroes: Vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014!

Unsung candy heroes: Vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014!

Read through our shortlist of nominees and then vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014.

Published: 15-Dec-2014

Hot, spicy and personal: Canadean's trend predictions for 2015

Canadean predicts 2015 trends

From spice to unusual flavour combinations, Canadean reveals its predictions of the biggest trends in food and drink in the year ahead.

Published: 11-Dec-2014

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