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BakeryAndSnacks invites you to attend its panel debate on Product Recall at ProSweets in Cologne. Pic: ©istock/Pogonici

Dealing with Recalls – Prevention and How to Avoid a PR Disaster for Candy and Snacks

UN consultant joins BakeryAndSnacks Product Recall Debate

By Gill Hyslop

BakeryAndSnacks is hosting a panel discussion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

Challenger brands proving successful in e-commerce channel, says Profitero. ©iStock/Bet_Noire

Industry Voices - E-commerce tricks

5 tips to maximize confectionery sales online

By Andrew Pearl, Director of Strategy and Insights EMEA, Profitero

Market intelligence firm Profitero’s director of insights offers advice to confectionery companies looking to boost e-commerce sales.

Confectionery is most purchased category in travel retail with over half of items brought on impulse. Photo: HRG

Guest Article - Trend Report

Digital tech to change confectionery travel retail space

By Tina Thompson, digital projects director from retail marketing agency HRG

Technology is set to enrich the travel retail segment, where confectionery is already the most purchased category, says retail marketing agency HRG.

Plain packaging laws for cigarettes could be extended to confectionery, representing a huge threat to hard-won company trademarks, says the Institute of Economic Affairs. ©iStock/AlexLMX

Guest article: Institute of Economic Affairs

Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

By Christopher Snowdon , Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs

Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' head of lifestyle economics.

Many UK supermarkets have introduced confectionery bans at checkouts as parents complain sweets at cash counters creates kids pester power. Photo - iStockCathy Yeulet

Industry Voices - Guest article from Euromonitor

The impact of checkout bans: What are the options for chocolate confectionery manufacturers?

By Pinar Hosafci, senior food analyst, Euromonitor International

Confectionery checkout bans will have limited impact on impulse buys in independent grocers and convenience stores, but chocolate companies may need to reduce reliance on countlines and diversify with tablets and even salty snacks to remain competitive,...

Union seeks injunction to block Oreo capacity shift to Mexico. Photo: iStock - chiarabramuzzo

Oreo bakers’ union files lawsuit against Mondelēz

By Douglas Yu

Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production to Mexico.