Candy

Millennials and Gen Zs are most driven by freshness when buying baked goods. Pic: ©GettyImages/Tang Ming Tung

Millennials and Gen Zs buy bread and sweet goods weekly: ABA report

By Kristine Sherred

Younger consumers enjoy bakery items throughout the day, especially for breakfast, but they would prefer smaller portions, according to a report from the American Bakers Association (ABA) in conjunction with The Center for Generational Kinetics (GenHQ).

OCHO offers a variety of classic candy bar flavors. Pic: OCHO

On the move

Former Theo Chocolate marketing director headed to OCHO Candy

By Kristine Sherred

Todd Kluger joins the organic candy brand as VP of sales and marketing after a decade in a similar role at rice-based snack company Lundberg Family Farms and previously as ‘food transformation’ director at Starbucks.

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'The number one consumer driver is natural or clean label, followed by glycemic index and keto friendly...'

Sweeteners in focus: Where next for allulose, stevia, isomaltulose?

By Elaine Watson

Are sugar alcohols losing their luster, will allulose take off, and is stevia still hot? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Icon Foods, Cargill and Beneo to explore formulation trends as brands come under increasing pressure to reduce sugar and keep labels...

Jellybeans and sour gummies have left their mark on Easter candy, too, where non-chocolate sales reach nearly 30% of total sales, according to Brach's. Pic: Getty Images/Roberto Machado Noa

Easter

Easter 2019: classic treats get an upgrade in color, shape and flavor

By Kristine Sherred

More than two in three US parents make Easter baskets, according to the National Confectioners Association – here are several that might find a new home this year: Hershey put Reese’s Pieces inside other candy, Cadbury added shimmer to its chocolate eggs,...