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Early signs from Ferrero reveal shoppers are getting into the spirit of Halloween. Pic: Ferrero/Pinterest

Halloween Special Edition

Ferrero to launch ‘31 Days of Halloween’ campaign

By Anthony Myers

Although trick-or-treating might look different this year, Ferrero says it has a bunch of new treats to share for those celebrating virtually, socially distancing with friends or from the comfort of their own homes.

Overall sales of chocolate and candy have increased 3.8%, the NCA reveals. Pic: NCA

Coronavirus

Chocolate and candy soothe COVID-19 trauma, NCA reveals

By Anthony Myers

New data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) has revealed sales of chocolate and candy in United States have increased during the coronavirus pandemic as people across the country look for ways to add joy and comfort in uncertain times.

Interest from organic companies in next year's ISM trade fair has risen, say organizers. Pic: ISM

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ISM 2021: Organic sweets & snacks set to steal the show

By Anthony Myers

Organic has been popular for years in the confectionery industry, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing towards a boom in the sector, reflected by an increase in exhibitors at ISM.

Beau & Bon Ltd managing director Maeda Mitsuhiro visits Uncle Joe's factory and meets MD John Winnard.  Pic: Uncle Joe's

In brief

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls in demand in Japan

By Anthony Myers

Premium British sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has seen sales surge in Japan and is busy supplying an urgent order for 1,200 packets and 672 tins of traditional mint balls and 720 packets of sugar free mint balls after consumers fell in love with...

The NCA's Sweets & Snacks Expo has moved online, following the cancellation of this year's event due to COVID-19. Pic: NCA

Online

Sweets & Snacks Expo launches digital On Demand platform

By Anthony Myers

Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s hugely successful and world-class event that is held every year in May at the McCormick Place in Chicago.

Consumers are now paying more attention to the ingredients and nutritional content in their products. Pic: Cargill

Sugar reduction

How low can you go? The evolution of sugar reduction

By Anthony Myers

Consumers are now paying more attention to the ingredients and nutritional content in the products they purchase and are becoming more mindful about what they put in their bodies, food experts and analysts agree, and confectionery is on the front line...

Michael Zacharias. Pic: Ferrero Group

Appointments

Ferrero names new VP of trade marketing

By Anthony Myers

Ferrero USA, part of the Ferrero Group, has announced that Michael Zacharias has joined the organization as vice president, trade marketing and category management, USA.

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