After slow start to back-end loaded year, Barry Callebaut reported its sales volume was down -5.1% for the first three months to the end of November 2022 and issued a new lower three-year guidance for growth, citing a return to pre-COVID demand levels.
The manufacturing side of the German confectionery industry is facing its worse crisis in 70 years and could grind to a halt as it struggles with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and an impending gas shortage caused by the Russian invasion of...
After a year of double-digit sales growth, confectionery sales in the US market leading up to Valentine’s Day 2022 are expected to top $3.4bn, according to the latest research from the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
The latest Covid-19 restrictions implemented by the German Federal Ministry of Health will not affect this year’s ProSweets/ISM trade show in Cologne, which is due to open on 30 January, organisers Koelnmesse have said.
After a successful re-start to Anuga, one of the leading global trade fairs for the food and beverage industry that took place in Cologne earlier this month, organisers Koelnmesse are now switching their attention to ISM & ProSweets - due to open...
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has revised its forecasts for the 2020-21 cocoa year, along with estimates of world production, grindings and stocks of cocoa beans for the 2019-20 cocoa year.
June is National Candy Month in the US - according to the National Confectioners Association, who are marking the next 30 days with a number of promotional activities for candy makers and retailers to 'help address the confectionery sales gap between...
‘We are grateful to the City of Indianapolis and the Indiana Convention Center for their efforts in ensuring a safe and successful event, as they have with many major events over the past few months including the NCAA tournament,’ said John Downs, ahead...
Singapore-based Olam International has joined a coalition of Asian businesses and organisations in the private and public sector to provide crucial medical supplies in support of India’s ongoing battle against COVID-19.
Mondelēz International has posted 7.9% revenue growth in the first quarter with improving performance in its emerging markets – after achieving double-digit growth in Cadbury Dairy Milk along with high-single growth in Oreo.
The network also asks EU to step in and support cocoa farmers with human rights and environmental rights due diligence regulations, as Conseil du Café-Cacao says it will reimburse exporters affected by Living Income Differential payments.
The Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain Council (CISCC) says the supply chain challenges thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic – rather than seen as a negative – show the way to build up resilience for future crisis response.
Increased output from Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, along with decline in European cocoa bean usage due to the resurgence of COVID-19 infections means a production surplus projected in the 2020-21 season, with cocoa futures on the commodities market underperforming...
William Reed Business Media, publisher of The Grocer, ConfectioneryNews and BakeryandSnacks, has confirmed that its Food & Drink Shows will go ahead this July at Birmingham’s NEC following the UK government’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ announcement.
KitKat maker said net profit for the year was CHF 12.23bn ($13.65 bn), above analysts’ expectations of CHF11.97bn, due to a boom in health, plant-based and petfood. Sales fell to CHF84.34bn from CHF92.57bn the previous year.
A boom in consumer demand for Fairtrade products in 2020, including cocoa, is reflecting the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic has sparked an increased global consciousness, changing the way many of us eat, drink and shop.
We have entered into a new era of food safety and with the current situation fuelling fears around food contamination more than ever before, producers have been paying special attention to equipment cleanliness and effective pack sealing, says Edward...
ConfectioneryNews talks to Wouter Stomph, North America Head of Ingredient Development & Innovation, Olam Cocoa, on the latest confectionery trends and why celebrating cocoa as an ingredient in its own right will play a significant part.
Balancing personal health and environmental health in confectionery while making the product tasty and indulgent is going to be a huge responsibility, as is predicting global confectionery trends post COVID-19 – according to Barry Callebaut research.
ISM has announced it has launched a new product and trend campaign to run throughout 2021 as a partial replacement to the live trade fair, which should have been taking place this week at Cologne’s Koelnmesse exhibition centre.
Kind Snacks has partnered with suicide prevention charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), to further champion its mission to get Britons to exercise kindness amid the continuing challenges thrown up by the pandemic.
Le Conseil du Café Cacao (CCC), Cote d'Ivoire’s cocoa regulatory board, has suspended registering cooperatives’ beans in order to reduce the amount of cocoa stockpiled at ports because of the coronavirus pandemic.