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.
PepsiCo has expanded its green tech accelerator programme in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to reach sustainable design innovators across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Premium British confectionery brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has secured its first order from Australia in more than 10 years as the free trade deal between the two countries, signed post-Brexit, opens up new opportunities.
In a post-pandemic world, snacks are moving beyond their discretionary roles, according to consumer trend forecaster WGSN, to serve a ‘new purpose as functional sustenance’ throughout the day. How are brands innovating with health front-of-mind?
Barry Rosenbaum, president of Nassau Candy Distributors, is the new chairman of National Confectioners Association having succeeded Paul Chibe, who vacates the chair a little over six months to take up a new position in Luxembourg with his company Ferrero,...
After a successful re-start to Anuga, one of the leading global trade fairs for the food and beverage industry that took place in Cologne earlier this month, organisers Koelnmesse are now switching their attention to ISM & ProSweets - due to open...
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.
As the industry prepares for Halloween, National Confectioners Association President and CEO John Downs outlines the significance of confectionery in relation to the nation’s wealth in terms of job creation and spending power.
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.
Mars Wrigley's STARBURST brand is celebrating Self-Care Awareness Month by releasing interactive ‘30-Day Challenge’ calendars to guide fans ‘on a mindful journey of self-love’ that embrace activities to engage the mind, body, and soul.
DouxMatok has partnered with Italian ingredients company Hi-Food to commercialise its sugar-reduction offering Incredo Sugar. FoodNavigator hears from the start-up’s CEO and CTO to learn more about its B2B strategy.
Ferrero-owned candy brand Butterfinger is reintroducing its ‘investigation unit’ to track down ‘guilty’ fans accused of ‘swiping the crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery, irresistible candy bar’ from friends and family this Halloween.
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).
See's Candies is continuing its centennial celebrations with the launch of a Dark Salted Caramel, described as a 'decadent duo of brown sugar caramel and dark chocolate, sprinkled with a dash of sea salt for the ultimate flavour combination'.
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.
More than 450 exhibitors and 8,000 attendees traveled to the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis last week for one of the first in-person food and beverage tradeshows since the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020 to showcase two years of product innovations...
The premier trade show for the candy and snack categories is back after a 12-month break and offers visitors to the Indiana Convention Center the opportunity to discover new confectionery and snack products, actionable insights and unparalleled access...
Sweets manufacturer Haribo is continuing its efforts to reduce sugar content in its products with the announcement of a £22m investment at its main factory in Castleford, West Yorkshire to boost capability.
As excitement continues to grow for the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo, held this year in Indianapolis from June 22-25, organisers have released a list of top trends for the 2021 confectionery and snack categories that will be seen on this year’s show...