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The 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo returns at the end of the month to showcase latest confectionery trends around the globe. Pic NCA

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021

Sweets & Snacks Expo releases top confectionery trends for 2021

By Anthony Myers

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...

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Healthy sweets special edition

Spoonshot report on sugar reduction looks at consumer sweet spots

By Anthony Myers

A new report from Spoonshot, ‘Sugar Reduction: A Bittersweet Pill’ includes must-haves for food and beverage manufacturers responding to growing consumer demand for reduced sugar and sugar replacements.

It's #NationalCandyMonth in the US. Pic: GettyImages

Retail

NCA declares June ‘National Candy Month’

By Anthony Myers

June is National Candy Month in the US - according to the National Confectioners Association, who are marking the next 30 days with a number of promotional activities for candy makers and retailers to 'help address the confectionery sales gap between...

Singer Kelly Rowland is spreading the word on Black Forest gummies' ongoing campaign to restore forests across the US that have been impacted by wildfires. Pic: Ferrara

Environment

Singer Kelly Rowland partners with Black Forest to plant 10 Million trees

By Anthony Myers

Ferrara’s Black Forest, a leading candy and fruit snack brand inspired by real forests, has announced a partnership with singer Kelly Rowland to help spread the word of its ongoing effort to restore forests across the US that have been impacted by wildfires.

Destination Indianapolis: cars, food and nightlife are just some of the attractions of Indiana's State capital. Pic: visitindy.com

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021

All roads lead to Indianapolis …

By Anthony Myers

Indiana is the 15th most populous state in the USA. Its capital is Indianapolis, where this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo is being held in June. We take a look at what else the state has to offer.

Valeo's confectionery portfolio includes iconic British brand, Barratt. Pic: Valeo Food Group

Acquisition

Valeo Foods and Confectionery acquired by Bain Capital

By Anthony Myers

Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, announced it has signed a definitive agreement with CapVest to acquire European ambient foods company Valeo Foods.

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