A new report into America’s chocolate and candy companies reveal many brands are meeting, or in some cases exceeding, key metrics in offering consumers more transparency, choice, and portion guidance options.
Safe Food Advocacy Europe has long been campaigning for an official definition of the term ‘natural’. Yet not all industry players are on board, we are told. How could a legal definition benefit both consumers and the planet?
Inflation continues to spiral, placing household budgets under pressure. In grocery, pundits predict this will lead shoppers to trade down to discount formats and budget lines as price elasticity reaches its limits.
Snacking giant Lotte has revealed that low-and-no-sugar are key trends guiding its new product development across both its snacking and confectionery portfolios, while also reveal plans to boost sales in the Middle East and South Africa.
Chocxo has announced its Dark Chocolate KETO Coconut, Almond & Sea Salt Snaps are now available at Costco US locations nationwide for a special limited-time promotion as consumer demand for better-for-you chocolate continues to grow.
The London based premium chocolatier is recognised for the refinement of its chocolates and its design-led packaging, while Prestat is a heritage premium chocolate produce, also based in the UK capital.
Barry Callebaut’s The Future of Indulgence Report 2022 was previewed at the Group’s booth during the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 in Chicago before publication this month. Bas Smit, Global VP of Marketing at Barry Callebaut talks us through some of its...
The snacks and treats maker created a significant buzz at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago with the company’s EXTRA brand winning the Most Innovative New Product Award (MINPA) in the Gum & Mints category for its new EXTRA Refreshers...
John Downs, National Confectioners Association (NCA) President and CEO, reflects on 25 years of Sweets & Snacks as the Expo successfully returns to Chicago with renewed energy and looks forward to a bright future.
Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 threw open its doors Tuesday at The McCormick Place in Chicago to welcome over 700 exhibitors and 16,000 attendees and renewed energy post-pandemic, with plant-based at the forefront.
Annually (except for the interruption of COVID), Sweets & Snacks has set the stage for the trends that will mould the bakery and snacks markets, while paving the way for those stand-out products to make their mark on the international stage.
Unit sales of Flowers Foods' top brands still grew in the first quarter, despite significant price increases, said executives at the Georgia-based baking giant, which is gearing up for a second wave of price increases in June. "Importantly,...
The confectionery and snack industries’ premier business-to-business event returns on Monday 23 to Chicago with a packed agenda featuring new product launches, business-building solutions and merchandising innovations, as well as 100 hundreds of exhibitors...
Cream teas, salty nibbles and sweet bakes have long borne the brunt of a bad rap, but with consumer focus on health more dominant than ever before, the sector is quickly reinventing itself to stay relevant.
Oat milk chocolate brand, HAPPi, has secured a major listing in the UK with the news that it is now available on the shelves of Tesco stores nationwide, with three SKUs: Plain M!lk, Salted Caramel and White.
After taking a hit early in the pandemic, sales of impulse purchases are beginning to rebound – but they look different now than before the outbreak as brands and retailers redefine the category to better align with consumer needs and lifestyles reshaped...
Colour is one of the most important sensory cues when it comes to choosing what to eat – influencing what consumers see, what they taste and what they feel while doing it. How can bakery brands capitalise on this?
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has revealed that an overwhelming 91% of Americans plan to share their favourite confectionery treats with family, friends and other special people in their lives this Easter.
Snacking behaviors evolved in a few key ways over the past few years as consumers balanced familiarity with health and wellness and are now looking to expand and diversify their snacking routines, says Brigette Wolf, VP, global head of SnackFutures at...
At a recent meeting of European ‘Flavour Ambassadors’, a passionate group of flavour professionals who serve as spokespersons of the industry, four new sugar-reduced candies were launched using typical ingredients available on the continent.
American candy and chocolate consumers are increasingly focused on seasonal celebrations, sharing and gifting, along with their emotional wellbeing, according to the NCA’s third annual State of Treating report.
New research from Clif Bar & Company found the majority of Americans are returning to their pre-pandemic routine – with 72% admitting to snack even more frequently than they were prior to the outbreak of COVID.