Seasonal

CAOBISCO talks dairy shortages after this week's European Commission conference

CAOBISCO concerned over dairy shortages

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Forecast butter and milk powder shortages could limit the EU’s ability to keep up with domestic and global demand, according to chocolate and confectionery trade group CAOBISCO.

Adventurous flavors in the premium segment include Limoncello chocolate from Baci Perugina

Live from Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago

Candy trends take spotlight at industry event

By Jenni Spinner

At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, new confection and snack products on display reflect what flavors, ingredients and categories candy consumers are hungering for.

Easter and Christmas compete for the top spot in seasonal gifting in most global markets, according to Mintel

Where are the emerging Easter markets?

By Oliver Nieburg

Brazil has one of the largest markets for Easter confectionery and has had more Easter launches than anywhere else, but the Chinese have yet to look beyond the religious nature of the season as they have for Christmas, according to an analyst.

Easter packaging trends 2013

Easter with analysts

Easter packaging trends 2013

By Oliver Nieburg

Confectioners are changing the structure of Easter chocolate egg packaging to cut the amount of materials needed while improving consumer appeal, according to a packaging expert.

Nestlé Kit Kat is manufactured in the US by Hershey

Kit Kat rules Halloween social media buzz

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé’s Kit Kat, manufactured on license in the US by Hershey, has grown its social media standing more than any other candy brand over the Halloween period, according to a report by social media benchmarking company Unmetric.