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New frontiers: Confectionery in Africa
Tuesday 18 July 2017
Africa is a next wave opportunity for confectionery sales as disposable income in some major markets rises. South Africa is already among MarketLine’s five global confectionery markets to watch in the next five years, while big firms such as Mars and Mondelēz have been ramping up investment in North Africa in recent years. This special edition will provide a market overview of the chocolate, biscuits, sugar confectionery and gum markets in Africa and will include features on processing challenges and ingredients sourcing.
Intelligent packaging in candy & snacks
Monday 18 April 2017
Augmented reality, holograms and personalized packs – the confectionery packaging of the future is expected to go far beyond basic branding and product protection. The global active, intelligent packaging industry is forecast to double to €32bn ($33bn) by 2022. We team up with our sister publication BakeryandSnacks to explore how candy and snack firms are leveraging emerging technologies to add value to their packaging.
E-commerce candy: Confectionery for the digital age
Tuesday 19 September 2017
All major confectioners see e-commerce as a major future trade channel and are forming partnerships with providers like Alibaba and Amazon Dash. Online confectionery sales in the UK were up around 30% in 2014 compared to the prior year. Global market leader Mondelēz International hopes to reach $1bn in online sales by 2020. This special will explore how confectioners of all sizes can seize on the e-commerce boom.
The future of 3D printing in confectionery
Tuesday 4 December 2017
Hershey tips 3D printing to take off like the microwave oven did in the Eighties - with ultra-customized designs a possibility in retail stores. Katjes subsidiary the Magic Candy Factory is already making waves with its 3D sugar confectionery printer, allowing personalized designs. Now others, such as Barry Callebaut, are entering the fray. This special will explore what the future holds for 3D printing in the confectionery industry.
ISM & ProSweets pre and post show
Tuesday 24 January 2017 (pre-show) / Wednesday 8 February (post-show)
The world’s largest confectionery trade fair ISM takes place in Cologne, Germany, from January 29 to February 1, 2017. Processing & packaging and ingredients show ProSweets will be held alongside the event. ConfectioneryNews will bring subscribers a preview of what to look out for ahead of the event. We’ll also have our team of reporters on site and will produce a newsletter with highlights from Cologne in early February.