While Americans forked out $30.5bn for snacks in 2021, according to Chicago-based market researcher IRI, the event that really got them tucking in was this year’s Super Bowl Sunday, with SNAC International data showing a whopping 112 million pounds of...
The Annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign, which kicks off on Monday 21 February, is set to highlight the impact of the climate crisis on cocoa and other commodities – as well as renewing its call for fairer incomes for farmers.
Historically people have celebrated Valentine’s Day by sharing sweets with others they love, but the pandemic-fueled rise of ‘self-care’ means more people also will treat themselves this year – helping push confection sales leading up to the holiday beyond...
A new global consumer trends study examining year-over-year insights on how consumers make snacking decisions reveals that mindfulness and wellbeing considerations are increasingly important in snacking.
After a year of double-digit sales growth, confectionery sales in the US market leading up to Valentine’s Day 2022 are expected to top $3.4bn, according to the latest research from the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
ProSweets/ISM Cologne opened its doors on Sunday after a two-year break due to the pandemic and organisers Koelnmesse said the event this year is running at 80% of exhibition space booked with 24% of companies from Germany and 76% from abroad.
For centuries, American families have celebrated the Christmas holiday season with classic confectionery treats such as candy canes, Hanukkah gelt and peppermint bark to help create some festive cheer.
Move over sourdough, a new era of baking is rising in 2022 that focuses less on practicality and austerity and more on decadence, extraordinary experiences, celebration and holistic well-being, according to industry insiders.
The Twinkies and Ding Dongs maker posted better-than-expected results for the third quarter, with higher volume, a favourable product mix, pricing and productivity and a higher volume offsetting rising inflation.
Ethical Dutch brand Tony’s Chocolonely has announced it is dropping its ‘no paid media policy’ with its first UK ATL (Above The Line) campaign that aims to reach at least 122m people with a total value of £750k.
The UK Government has introduced new rules for high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) products that – when implemented in October next year – will affect the advertising of HFSS brands, volume promotions and the display of HFSS products instore.
Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MWITR) is set to outline its post-COVID-19 confectionery category recovery strategy at the TFWA World Exhibition, which runs from 25 October to 28 October in Cannes, France.
In a boost to the confectionery sector, American families are ‘considerably more comfortable sending their kids back to school, or with Halloween trick-or-treating, than a year ago’, according to a latest Axios/Ipsos poll.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has released a new report ahead of the crucial Halloween season outlining the important and essential role confectionery manufacturing plays in the US economy.
Consumer spending in the Unites States on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14bn, up from $8.05bn in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NFR) annual survey.
Spending on Halloween candy is predicted to rebound to an all time high this year after the pandemic frightened away most trick-or-treaters and celebrants last year – causing sales to slump to a five-year low, according to industry research.
Fannie May, the premium confectionery brand now owned by the Ferrero Group, is launching a new Direct-to-Consumer website for new and existing fans across north America to experience the brand’s portfolio of confections.
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.