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Video interview: Sally Lyons Watt on snack innovation and trends

Emerging trends

Video interview: Sally Lyons Watt on snack innovation and trends

By Anthony Myers

Sally Lyons Watt is executive vice president and practice leader at IRI. She spoke exclusively to ConfectioneryNews on the new products on show at the Sweets & Snacks Expo and why innovation in the industry is crucial.

Dragon fruit - this year's new flavor trend. Pic: GettyImages

Emerging trends

New flavor trends for candy and snacks

By Anthony Myers

What’s driving the latest marketplace and consumer trends in flavor innovation in candy and snacks? Julie Laughter, confectionery market manager at Fona international, revealed all at the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

The landscape for cannabis in food

Emerging markets

'The landscape for cannabis in food'

By Anthony Myers

An educational session at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo on the interest in cannabis-derived products came with a warning from the organizers that exhibitors were not allowed to sell any such products, which shows how controversial a trend it is....

'Anytime is snack time'. Pic: Getty images

Emerging trends

'Five snack trends you need to know about right now’

By Anthony Myers

Marcia Mogelonsky, PHD, director of insight, Mintel Group, talks us through the five undeniable macro-snacking trends to meet the needs of today’s candy and snack consumers.

With Nestlé under the Ferrara umbrella, product collaborations like this one with Brach's candy canes are now possible. Pic: Ferrara Candy Company

Sweets&Snacks Expo 2019

As Kellogg-Keebler deal closes, Ferrara poised to reach $3bn in sales

By Kristine Sherred

ConfectioneryNews talked with the Ferrara team at the National Confectioners Association’s annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago about this growth – and what the future holds for established brands like Butterfinger and Crunch, as well as its powerful...

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