Avebe launches vegetarian gelatine-replacer for jelly sweets
Avebe has extended its Etenia range of potato starches with two new applications, including a vegan alternative to gelatine for soft jellies and wine gum-type confectionery.
Organic sweets: opportunities open up for confectioners
New product launches for organic sweets in Europe increased by a factor of six from 2006 to 2008 suggesting confectioners are starting to tap into new organic revenue streams as this burgeoning food trend spills over into confectionery.
Pack and functional innovation to drive candy growth
Innovation in the use of functional ingredients and packaging is expected to dominate worldwide growth in the confectionery market, according to a new report.
Mars shares sweets online with digital ad campaign
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.
Candy Expo highlights gourmet, premium and organic products
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.
News briefs: Gummies, labels, vitamins and Thorntons
The key trends of health and vitamins, labelling regulations and
indulgent treats continue to dominate confectionery news headlines
Organic candy the future of confectionery, says new report
Organic and healthy candy will sustain the future of the US
non-chocolate confectionery market, according to a new report.
Cadbury Schweppes makes offer on Japanese candy market
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
Depositing system helps candy-makers tap into sugar-free market
Processing manufacturer Baker Perkins has developed a new
depositing system specifically for sweet-makers targeting the
healthier end of the market.
Investor acquires German candy maker
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.
Report reveals candy, snacks as most advertised kids products
Food is the top product seen advertised by children, with American
kids watching an average of 17 food ads every day, according to a
Profits dip as German candy makers feel the heat
High temperatures combined with the prohibitive cost of raw
materials has led to a decline in the German sweet confectionery
and chocolate sectors.
Danisco gets fruity with yoghurt candy flavours
Danish ingredients giant Danisco has launched a new range of
flavourings designed for yoghurt candies - allowing confectioners
to give boiled sweets a healthier image.
Safety scandal rocks candy company
Japanese confectionery manufacturer The Fujiya Company has become
the latest sweet maker to fall foul of negligent safety procedures.
New glazing range shines up sweets
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.