Sampling session spurs seasonal sales
UK confectionery group Tangerine, is employing new methods to boost
sales of its luxury fudge and chocolate line ahead of the Christmas
Christmas chocolatiers go green
Ethical chocolate company Green & Black's has devised an
innovative new way to raise its socially responsible profile in the
confectionery industry with a unique Christmas concept.
Christmas cubes and tubes for Mars
Confectionery giant Masterfoods has begun planning early for the
predicted Christmas sales boom, with new packaging designs being
rolled out across a number of chocolate product ranges.
Halloween does the trick for sweet sales
Given its popularity with sweet-hungry children, Halloween has
become an important trading period for confectioners.
Ethnic, organic could boost falling seasonal chocolate sales, report
Chocolate manufacturers suffering from a dip in sales of seasonal
products should consider introducing products for lesser holidays,
including traditionally ethnic celebrations, according to Mintel.
Seasonal spending doubles Lindt profits
A cool spring and late Easter has contributed to booming business
at Swiss chocolate maker Lindt, who announced it has more than
doubled its profits in the first half.
Seasonal sales boost US gourmet choc market
Seasonal Easter sales helped sell more than a quarter of America's
gourmet chocolate last year, and during the next four years will
help drive overall sales to nearly $1.8 billion, according to a new
World's Finest expands its seasonal business
World's Finest Chocolate has strengthened its position in the US
holiday retail market with the purchase of the Queen Anne brand
from Gray and Co.
Does Christmas bring you out in bumps?
Not everyone is a fan of Christmas. For some the very thought of it
brings them out in a cold sweat - or even an allergic reaction.
Evolution of the Christmas dinner
Humble pie, stuffed peacock and sugar mice have left our Christmas
tables seemingly never to return. But what was it that forever
pushed such dishes from our hearts and feasting?
Wassail away your Christmas
Forget the family 'bored' games this Christmas. It's time to get
down to the local orchard with a slice of toast, a loaded gun and a
big bowl of steaming Wassail for some real festive tradition.
Cadbury's unwelcome Christmas surprise
Cadbury Schweppes has been forced to recall its Dairy Milk
Miniatures advent calendars, in the UK, due to incorrect labelling.
Confectioners can no longer rely on seasonal sales boost
Confectionery companies could always count on consumers to boost
sales at Christmas and other holiday seasons, but a report
published by Mintel adds more support to the notion that consumer
trends are changing.
Decline in US seasonal chocolate sales
Seasonal chocolate sales in the US are forecast to reach $3.3bn
(€2.6bn) in 2005, marking a substantial decline over the past five
years, according to a new report published by Research and Markets.
Revamped chocolate liqueur line to bolster Christmas sales
Elizabeth Shaw, the UK confectioner, is set to exploit the
burgeoning trend for luxury chocolates, launching a revamped
packaging line in time to penetrate the lucrative Christmas market,
Tom Armitage reports.