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Fair trade chocolate, sugar-free candy and boxed chocolates to keep the windmills spinning in the Netherlands

Market Trends - Dutch confectionery sector

Premium confectionery drive in the Netherlands, says Leatherhead

By Oliver Nieburg

Boxed chocolates, sugar-free candy and fair trade chocolate are likeliest to succeed in the increasingly premium Dutch confectionery market, according to an analyst at Leatherhead Food Research.

Thorntons's results have given it something to smile about

Thorntons sees strong commercial and export growth

By Rod Addy

Thorntons chief executive Jonathan Hart expects further growth from supermarket sales in the coming year, he told FoodManufacture.co.uk, after the company posted strong fourth quarter growth in the division including that area.

Mars' Maltesers Teasers

Maltesers and Lindor get bar format makeover

By Oliver Nieburg

Two major chocolate brands have been launched in block format as Mars Chocolate unveils Maltesers Teasers and Lindt introduces Lindor single serve bars.

NCA provides a taste of what to expect at its Sweet & Snacks Expo in May

Sweet & Snacks Expo Preview

Affordable gourmet confectionery flourishes at NCA’s Sweet & Snacks Expo

By Oliver Nieburg

Affordable gourmet confectionery is on the rise in the US, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA) which has seen a hike in demand from exhibitors wanting to showcase products in the Gourmet Marketplace at the 16th Sweet & Snacks...

Hybrid Consumer: Basic spending on groceries but room for luxury goods, says Rabobank

Premium, value or bust, says Rabobank

By Oliver Nieburg

Confectioners must position themselves in the premium or value segment or face sales meltdown as consumers alter spending habits, according to Rabobank.

Ivory Coast cocoa farmer

ADM extends premium cocoa liquor range

By Ben Bouckley

ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) Cocoa has extended its Unicao range of cocoa liquors produced from Ivory Coast cocoa beans, for use in premium milk and dark chocolate products.

FLO raises Fairtrade cocoa premium

FLO raises Fairtrade cocoa premium

By Jane Byrne

A hike in US$50 in the Fairtrade premium per metric tonne (MT) of cocoa should encourage investment in sustainable cocoa initiatives and better farming practices, claims the group behind the standard, which expects ongoing growth in Fairtrade products.

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