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.
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.