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Faltering online confectionery sales no major impact now, but perhaps in the future. Manufacturers must pressure retailers to enliven online confectionery presentations, says Kantar

E-tail trends

Confectionery omitted from most UK online shopping baskets

By Oliver Nieburg

The majority of UK consumers who admit to regularly buying confectionery in-store do not purchase confectionery online, according to research by Kantar Media, which says confectionery has huge growth prospects on the web.

Bosch launches flow wrapper machine Pack 101 (pictured) and vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) machine SVI 2600 at Pack Expo in Las Vegas

Dispatches from Pack Expo in Las Vegas

Flexibility key for small confectioners, says Bosch

By Oliver Nieburg

Bosch Packaging Technology claims that flexibility is crucial for smaller businesses as it launches two new bagging machines at Pack Expo designed for smaller confectioners looking for quick and easy changeovers between products.

Cargill says it has reduced supply chain risks with its new cultivated carrageenan texturizing products

Cargill cultivates carrageenan supply chain

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Cargill says it is diversifying its carrageenans portfolio in both location and species to combat the associated supply risks of the texturing ingredient derived from seaweed.

Growing confectionery equipment outlays driven by emerging market demand

Dispatches from Pack Expo in Las Vegas

Confectionery equipment investments set to grow, says PMMI

By Oliver Nieburg

Booming demand from the growing middle classes in emerging markets mean confectionery industry investments in processing and packaging equipment will grow 4% to 5% annually, according to a report by processing and packaging association PMMI.

One year on: Key moments in the 12 months since the Mondelēz-Kraft split

Birth of a confectionery giant

Mondelēz International: One year on

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

As we approach the first year anniversary of the launch of Mondelēz International, ConfectioneryNews peers into the chocolate box of the young confectionery titan.

The Princess Royal inspects a sweet jar with The Candy Makers' MD Robert Whittleston

Start-up candy maker gets sweet Royal visit

By Jenny EAGLE

Start-up candy manufacturer, The Candy Makers, which produces a sugar-free range for WeightWatchers in Scandinavia, is due to sign a distribution deal with Canada.

Confectionery production moves to Asia Pacific and Latin America between 2009-13

Editor's Blog

Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

By Oliver Nieburg

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where capacity is moving.

Paxiom launches Sleek 60 Wrapper

Paxiom enters flow wrapping

The Paxiom Group has entered the flow wrapping industry having launched a machine capable of wrapping confectionery such as individual mints and chocolate bars.

Advantame may extend sweetness duration in chewing gum, according to its developer

EFSA panel says advantame is safe for use

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that aspartame-derived sweetener advantame is safe for human consumption.

Scandinavia's leading confectionery company Cloetta begins to realize benefits of Leaf acquisition

Cloetta profits grow in spite of weak markets

By Oliver Nieburg

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has reported profit gains in the face of weak markets in Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands in the second quarter (Q2).

Discover the latest trends in tablet confectionery

Mint confectionery oral care claims rising, says Mintel

By Oliver Nieburg

Around a quarter of recent product launches in the tablet confectionery category have made claims for breath freshening or oral care. Mintel explores the latest flavor trends and health claims in the most common sub-group: Mints.

Herbal confectionery remains niche - with particular appeal in the sports category, says Naturex

SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL CONFECTIONERY

Energy and antioxidants: Hot herbal candy trends

By Kacey Culliney

Energy and antioxidants are the biggest trends for herbal sugar confectionery with acerola, guarana and green tea the hottest three ingredients, says Naturex.

British chocolate and candy aisles largest in the world. Photo credit: flo21

Which country has the largest confectionery aisles?

By Oliver Nieburg

Researchers have determined the average size of confectionery and chocolate aisles in supermarkets across eight developed countries with the UK  devoting more aisle space for them than other nation.

Adventurous flavors in the premium segment include Limoncello chocolate from Baci Perugina

Live from Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago

Candy trends take spotlight at industry event

By Jenni Spinner

At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, new confection and snack products on display reflect what flavors, ingredients and categories candy consumers are hungering for.

Caramels & toffees and medicated confectionery driving growth in Swedish confectionery market

Unlikely drivers in the Swedish confectionery market

By Oliver Nieburg

Chocolate still rules the roost in Sweden, but two improbable sub-segments are set to help the sugar confectionery category grow faster in the next five years, according to market analysts Canadean.

Mantrose antistick gummie glazes

Mantrose brings antistick gummie glaze to Europe

By Oliver Nieburg

Ingredients firm Mantrose-Haeuser has launched its Certicoat antisticking polish and glazing agent in Europe after success in the US and has also developed an organic variety.