The Indian confectionery market witnessed the launch of over 200 products in various categories last year, thus ranked, according to Datamonitor, in the top 20 in terms of global new product launches in 2009.
American children now see less TV advertising for confectionery products, but more for fast food, according to a new study that recommends continued monitoring of marketing practices and food company pledges.
Products such as confectionery, biscuits and juice products are experiencing double-digit growth in China with this consumer demand fuelling an increase in the country’s sugar imports, according to a USDA report.
The National Confectioners Association has responded to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics last week suggesting warning labels and even redesign for foods that pose a high choking hazard.
Confectionery product ranges featuring new flavours, flexibility and variety will help manufacturers grow consumer purchases over the next five years despite economic uncertainty, according to the National Confectioners Association's (NCA) Confectionery...
The potential health benefits of certain compounds found in chocolate are helping to drive greater levels of innovation and product launches in the candy segment compared to sugar confectionery, according to recent research.
In its strategy to revamp ‘cult’ sweet brands thought lost to bygone eras, UK-based confectioner Tangerine says it continues to focus on products that are seemingly classic, yet innovative in their formulation.
Sweets that make greater use of exotic ingredients like super fruits joined innovative new takes on tried and tested brands as key trends at this year’s All Candy Expo, highlighting potential industry developments ahead.
China’s National Candy Association will join forces with the organisers of an upcoming trade exhibition to provide local perspectives for global interest of the country’s confectionery market, which it claims can potentially dwarf all others.
New product launches for organic sweets in Europe increased by a factor of six from 2006 to 2008 suggesting confectioners are starting to tap into new organic revenue streams as this burgeoning food trend spills over into confectionery.
Sweets such as chocolate and toffees will not be sold in school
canteens throughout Russia from September 1 of this year under a
new initiative announced by the country's chief sanitary doctor,
The responses by a food conveyor manufacturer and a chocolate maker
to the recent hurricane that hit New Orleans provide examples of
how a mix of disaster planning and staff initiative can save a
company's bottom line and build...
Sales of diet candy more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2004,
fueled by better-tasting products, improved formulations and
heightened concern over weight gain in adults and children,
writes Anthony Fletcher.