Swiss biscuit sector hit by German decline
Price discounting by retailers and the strength of the Swiss franc
severly reduced exports of biscuits from Switzerland to Germany, by
far the most important foreign market. The situation is no better
at home, with cheap imports reducing...
Cheap imports hit Swiss confectionery market
Only a 5 per cent increase in export sales last year prevented the
Swiss sugar confectionery industry from suffering its second
successive decline in annual sales.
Europe concerned about GM biscuits
European consumers are far more cynical about genetically modified
ingredients than their US counterparts, as a study on attitudes to
GM biscuits has shown.
UK tops the sweet tooth stakes
Britons have the sweetest tooth in Europe, according to a new
report from Datamonitor.
Bio direction for minty-tasting coatings
The food industry could shortly be using a new, bio-based approach
to manufacturing mannitol - the minty-tasting sugar alcohol used as
a powdery coating on chewing gum, confectionery and pills - as
scientists report on new method...
'Green' chocolate group gains ground
The Endangered Species Chocolate Company has increased its share of
the US market for organic and natural chocolate.
Exports boost Swiss chocolate sales
Domestic sales of Swiss chocolate dropped last year because of a
drop in tourist numbers and a particularly warm summer.
Chocolate makers cashing in on love?
Chocolate manufacturers have cashed in on love, with a box of chocs
the time-honoured way of celebrating Valentine's Day.
Europe bans konjac in jelly sweets
The European Parliament has voted with an overwhelming majority for
a permanent ban on the use of konjac in jelly confectionery.
Valentine chocs good for the heart, in more ways than one
Giving chocolate to your loved one on Valentine's Day this Friday
could be good for their heart, and not just when it comes to love.
Kids take on adults in international confectionery stakes
The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) held last month in
Cologne, Germany, clearly illustrated how kids and adults are
targeted by confectionery groups.
New test to cut peanut allergen risk
Confectionery is one of many segments of the food industry plagued
by the risk of product 'contamination' with peanuts - a serious
problem for people with an allergy to the nut.
Tough measures planned on health claims
Confectionery is one market which could be seriously affected by
tough new EU rules on health claims.
Barry Callebaut warns of cocoa crisis
The deepening political crisis in the Ivory Coast is pushing up
cocoa prices, warns Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut.
Confectionery challenge for private label
Private labels are yet to make much of an inroad into the
confectionery segment, but new analysis from Euromonitor suggests
that the premium chocolate market could provide a rich vein of
growth for private label in the future.