Candy and snacks sales on Amazon are growing at 42% year-on-year,* according to new report from ecommerce data firm One Click Retail, which says category sales have already hit $215m in the first eight months of 2017, compared with $240m for the whole...
Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker.
Michigan family-run toffee brand Dave’s Sweet Tooth has reported a 300% sales growth along with a 2,500% e-commerce business increase in 2016 after launching a new website through the Shopify platform last year.
Oreo is launching a new direct-to-consumer e-commerce pilot for the holiday season via gifts.oreo.com, a limited-time online platform offering Oreo holiday gift tins filled with white fudge-covered Oreo cookies.
The founders of startup Malt Shop Cookies are hoping to jumpstart their new ecommerce business by launching on Cyber Monday the online sale of their line of malted milk cookies before expanding into more traditional brick and mortar stores next year.
Perfetti Van Melle USA’s Airheads brand is the latest confectionery product to join Amazon’s Dash Button program, which allows consumers to reorder a product through the e-commerce giant by clicking a small Airheads-branded device.
Independent candy retailers are surviving well in the increasingly crowded online space, even as confectionery giants, including Nestlé and Mondelēz compete for a sweeter spot on mainstream e-commerce channels, such as Amazon and Alibaba, says It'Sugar.
Online impulse purchasing is about knowing your shoppers and making an offer that “would speak to them at exactly the moment that they’re on that webpage," says Mondelēz’s global e-commerce director, Neil Ackerman.
Chinese consumers are now able to purchase Nestlé brands from overseas online for the first time, including Damak chocolate from Turkey, and Baci chocolate from Italy, thanks to Nestle’s new partnership with Alibaba.
E-commerce startup Chocozonia has upped its distribution to include Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars products as well as homemade Indian chocolates after spotting an unmet need for an online confectionery channel in India.
Chinese consumers are able to buy a fuller range of Mondelēz products, including Oreo Colorfilled, an online platform where people can customize their own Oreo packaging, thanks to the Mondelēz’s latest partnership with Alibaba.
The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) has highlighted strong growth in resealable stand-up pouches in confectionery, but says the rising online environment may change how candy is packaged.