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79% of Americans say they plan to fill a Halloween candy bowl this season, according to a new survey. Pic: GettyImages

Halloween 2021

NCA reveals Americans’ favourite Halloween treats

By Anthony Myers

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).

Jealous Sweets' mass appeal Medley Range is now available in Asda. Pic: Jealous Sweets

Plant-based

Jealous Sweets launches new plant-based Medley Range

By Anthony Myers

UK supermarket Asda is to expand its plant-based offering by securing exclusive distribution of the new Jealous Sweets’ Medley Range with pricing aimed for mass appeal.

Haribo said it is working on solutions to keep UK shelves stocked with its confectionery. Pic:  Haribo

Brexit

Haribo confectionery hit by HGV driver shortage in UK

By Anthony Myers

German firm said it was having trouble getting its products to customers in the UK, leading to a potential shortage on the shelves of Jelly babies, gummy bears and mini-fried eggs.

Fox's Glaciers' new rebrand Pic: Valeo Foods

NPD

Valeo Snack Foods freshens up Fox’s Glaciers mints

By Anthony Myers

Valeo Snack Foods, which was acquired by Bain Capital last month, is launching a new range of SKUs under its Fox’s Glaciers brand, including a permanent range, Fox’s Glacier Moments, and a Limited Edition Summer Punch variety.

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