Candy

Action on Sugar calls on confections to produce smaller products with less sugar

No commercial reason not to cut sugar in confectionery, says chairman

Action on Sugar: Campaign forms to cut sugar in confectionery

By Oliver Nieburg

A new campaign group headed by medical professionals says the food industry can improve profit margins while cutting ‘unnecessary’ added sugar from products, which it says is responsible for rising global obesity.

Hershey said the deal would bring new distribution channels for its products

Hershey to acquire iconic Chinese confectionery firm

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Hershey Netherlands B.V. has signed an agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Chinese confectionery and snack firm Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Company (SGM) - and the remaining 20% in 2015.

Fires prompt Candyking to withdraw initial public offering

Candyking share offering goes up in smoke

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Swedish sweet manufacturer Candyking has withdrawn its recent offering of shares worth $76.2m following fires at two of its suppliers.

“It’s very difficult to get an intense sweetener from a natural source; while the need exists. That explains the success of stevia leaf extract,” says Cargill sugar confectionery specialist

Special Edition - Beyond sugar: Hitting the sweet spot

Hard and sweet: The elusive candy promise

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Between laxative effects, clean labeling and GM, ConfectioneryNews takes a walk through the different sweetener options for hard, soft and jelly candies and the associated pros and cons for each.  

US Halloween candy sales exceed expectations in 2013

‘Very happy Halloween’ for US confectioners, says NCA

By Oliver Nieburg

US Halloween confectionery sales outshone expectations in 2013 driven by strong promotions from retailers and a noteworthy boost in the final week, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA).

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

By Shane STARLING

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Cadbury India isn't fazed by the loss of three of its old eclair label trademarks

Cadbury 'happy to forfeit' three lost Eclair trademarks

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Mondelez-owned Cadbury India has lost three of its Chocolate Eclairs label trademarks as part of an eight year tussle with Indian conglomerate ITC Ltd, but is playing down the consequences.

Candy Crush Candies launched

King ups game with novelty Candy Crush candies

King, the company behind popular mobile game Candy Crush, has introduced a brand of real-life Candy Crush Candies that will be sold at Dylan’s Candy Bar and other retailers.

Lotte has forecast rapid sales growth in China over the next five years

Lotte eyes ambitious overseas growth driven by China

By Oliver Nieburg

Korean confectioner Lotte is aiming to increase its overseas sales six fold in the next five years led by growth in China, India and Russia, the firm said in its first half (H1) results.

Cadbury India rebranded its eclairs as Choclairs in June and believes Lotte is encroaching on its trademark rights

Mondelez in ‘Choclairs’ row with Lotte in India

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelez International subsidiary Cadbury India has been granted an interim injunction by a high court In Delhi preventing rival Lotte from selling products alleged to infringe Cadbury’s Choclairs trademark.

CEO Paul Bulcke said:

Nestlé nine-month sales growth below full-year target

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Nestlé organic sales growth slowed to 4.4% in the first nine months of the year, compared to 6.1% in the same period last year, hit by weaker demand from emerging markets and ongoing recession in Europe.

Confectionery industry begins testing crunch levels to improve consumer experience, says Texture Technologies

Special Edition: Hygienic Design & Quality Testing

Sound check! Confectioners ready mics for acoustic testing

By Oliver Nieburg

Auditory testing to measure the crunch noise a product will make when it is chewed in the mouth is quickly becoming widespread in the confectionery industry.