While chocolate has always been a favourite for the Valentine's Day
holiday, functional and unusual chocolate ingredients will dominate
sales across the US this year, according to the National
Confectioners Association (NCA).
Cranberry is no longer just for Christmas as growth in consumer
demand has helped the little red berry find its way into some 900
brand new products this year - a staggering rise from the 2006
position of 54 launches, according to...
Wrigley claims that chewing gum focuses the mind; Global Exchange
organised a Fairtrade chocolate protest at Halloween; and the
Jamaica's cocoa board says it has invented a chocolate bar that can
be eaten or mixed with water...
Halloween is one of the top holiday in terms of volume
sales for confectioners, as consumers will spend more than $2.1bn
(€1.5bn) on chocolate and sweets later this month in the US alone,
states a new report.
This Valentine's Day 43 per cent of British gift-buyers will opt
for chocolate as the way to their other half's heart and, with
spending expected to top the £2.4 billion (€3.5bn) mark,
confectioners are jostling to grab...
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