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Faltering online confectionery sales no major impact now, but perhaps in the future. Manufacturers must pressure retailers to enliven online confectionery presentations, says Kantar

E-tail trends

Confectionery omitted from most UK online shopping baskets

By Oliver Nieburg

The majority of UK consumers who admit to regularly buying confectionery in-store do not purchase confectionery online, according to research by Kantar Media, which says confectionery has huge growth prospects on the web.

Bosch launches flow wrapper machine Pack 101 (pictured) and vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) machine SVI 2600 at Pack Expo in Las Vegas

Dispatches from Pack Expo in Las Vegas

Flexibility key for small confectioners, says Bosch

By Oliver Nieburg

Bosch Packaging Technology claims that flexibility is crucial for smaller businesses as it launches two new bagging machines at Pack Expo designed for smaller confectioners looking for quick and easy changeovers between products.

Cargill says it has reduced supply chain risks with its new cultivated carrageenan texturizing products

Cargill cultivates carrageenan supply chain

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Cargill says it is diversifying its carrageenans portfolio in both location and species to combat the associated supply risks of the texturing ingredient derived from seaweed.

Growing confectionery equipment outlays driven by emerging market demand

Dispatches from Pack Expo in Las Vegas

Confectionery equipment investments set to grow, says PMMI

By Oliver Nieburg

Booming demand from the growing middle classes in emerging markets mean confectionery industry investments in processing and packaging equipment will grow 4% to 5% annually, according to a report by processing and packaging association PMMI.

One year on: Key moments in the 12 months since the Mondelēz-Kraft split

Birth of a confectionery giant

Mondelēz International: One year on

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

As we approach the first year anniversary of the launch of Mondelēz International, ConfectioneryNews peers into the chocolate box of the young confectionery titan.

The Princess Royal inspects a sweet jar with The Candy Makers' MD Robert Whittleston

Start-up candy maker gets sweet Royal visit

By Jenny EAGLE

Start-up candy manufacturer, The Candy Makers, which produces a sugar-free range for WeightWatchers in Scandinavia, is due to sign a distribution deal with Canada.

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