Russian confectioner Landrin moves into premium confectionery
Russian confectioner Landrin, best known for its chocolate eggs containing children’s toys, is attempting a move into the premium confectionery market for adults.
Premium chocolate sales predicted to remain buoyant
The global market for premium chocolate looks set to remain strong despite a worsening economic climate, according to new market research.
Chinese consumers go premium after melamine scare - TNS
The global furore over the recent melamine contamination scandal in China appears to have driven consumers in that country increasingly towards premium and international brands, according to research group TNS Worldpanel.
Luxury abounds at the Salon du Chocolat
Consumers’ wallets in Europe may be taking a hit, but investment in premium chocolate ploughs on with luxury products taking centre stage at this week's Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
Nestlé launches luxury chocolates
Food and confectionery giant Nestlé is introducing a new range of luxury chocolates to complement its successful premium coffee business, Nespresso.
Premium chocolate offers hope as food inflation soars in eurozone
While the food inflation rate continues to gallop ahead in the eurozone, observers speculate as to whether premium chocolate products could help confectionery firms ride the storm.
Ethical and premium brands lock in consumer awareness for chocolate makers
Ethical and premium brands will bring strong gains to chocolate makers with fresh evidence suggesting they hold sway in the mind of the consumer.
News briefs: healthy and premium chocolate launches
In recent years there has been an increasing trend towards healthy
and premium confectionery products, aimed at making consumers feel
better about the treats they eat and giving them a taste of luxury
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.
Nestle pushes for premium with new R&D centre
Global confectioner Nestle today announced the establishment of a
research and development (R&D) facility dedicated entirely to
dark and premium chocolate.
News briefs: Woolworths, product launches, and premium chocolate
In confectionery news this week, Woolworths secures sweet supplier
EUK with a loan deal, confectionery product launches outnumber
other food categories, and dark chocolate continues to prove
popular with manufacturers.
Premium innovation boosts Lindt sales
Strong sales of premium and dark products have led Lindt &
Spruengli to predict that full year revenue for 2007 will hit
CHF 2.95bn (€1.8bn), a 14 per cent increase from the year before.
Zetar acquires Lir luxury chocolates
UK confectionery firm Zetar today said it is expanding its range of
luxury and premium products thanks to the acquisition of Lir
Chocolates in Ireland.
Nestle partners luxury chocolatier Pierre Marcolini
Swiss-based food giant Nestle today announced going into
partnership with Belgian company Pierre Marcolini, as the company
aims to move further into the premium and luxury chocolate market.
Natra launches truffles for premium market
Natra said yesterday it will tap the premium and private label
chocolate markets with a new range of Belgium truffles, only two
days after acquiring a chocolate factory in the country.