Innovation in the use of functional ingredients and packaging is expected to dominate worldwide growth in the confectionery market, according to a new report.
Confectionery behemoth Mars plunges into the world of online sharing, with the launch of an ad campaign for the Gummi Burst addition to its Starburst sweets line.
The All Candy Expo currently taking place in Chicago is
highlighting gourmet, premium and organic products, which
organisers say is the fastest growing segment in the confectionery
and snack market.
The key trends of health and vitamins, labelling regulations and
indulgent treats continue to dominate confectionery news headlines
Organic and healthy candy will sustain the future of the US
non-chocolate confectionery market, according to a new report.
Cadbury Schweppes announced yesterday its move on Japanese
functional candy company Sansei Foods, in a bid to expand its
business further in the country's lucrative
Processing manufacturer Baker Perkins has developed a new
depositing system specifically for sweet-makers targeting the
healthier end of the market.
German equity investment company Arques has taken over
confectionery firm van Netten in yet another example of private
investors moving into the food industry sphere.
Food is the top product seen advertised by children, with American
kids watching an average of 17 food ads every day, according to a
High temperatures combined with the prohibitive cost of raw
materials has led to a decline in the German sweet confectionery
and chocolate sectors.
Danish ingredients giant Danisco has launched a new range of
flavourings designed for yoghurt candies - allowing confectioners
to give boiled sweets a healthier image.
Japanese confectionery manufacturer The Fujiya Company has become
the latest sweet maker to fall foul of negligent safety procedures.
German confectionery group Alfred L Wolff has developed a new range
of glazing agents, building on its existing line of ingredients
designed for sweet manufacturers.
The US food regulatory agency has issued guidance for industry on
the maximum levels of lead allowed in children's candy.
There have been a number of developments in the confectionery
industry in the last week, not least of which is the news that UK
retailer ASDA is attempting to blend popular culture with novelty