The Halloween season is an important one for the confectionery industry, accounting for approximately $4.6bn in sales each year during the eight weeks leading up to 31 October, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, a leading e-commerce gift and confectionery provider, has reported total net revenues increased by 42.5% to a record $2.12bn in the full year ended June 27, 2021, compared with $1.49bn in the prior year.
Just as the term “all-natural” has lost much of its healthy-image luster over the years, the claim of “plant-based” also may be at risk of losing some of its better-for-you significance with consumers, according to Mintel research.
German confectioner is set to introduce a range of mini impulse bars in the countline category (a consumer product that is supplied to retailers in packages of multiple items and sold individually to customers) for the first time.
The UK’s transport crisis is only going to get worse in the coming weeks, affecting the country’s entire food industry and no less so the baking sector, which will undoubtedly put a strain on getting product onto shelves.
People are paying more attention than ever to the conditions behind the products they buy as a way to make a difference in the world, according to new research findings released by GlobeScan and Fairtrade International.