We talked with Euromonitor analyst Jared Koerten at the National Confectioners Association’s annual expo in Chicago about the rise of premium snacks, textured candies, functional ingredients and consumption occasions. Here’s what he had to say.*
ConfectioneryNews talked with the Ferrara team at the National Confectioners Association’s annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago about this growth – and what the future holds for established brands like Butterfinger and Crunch, as well as its powerful...
The newest addition to Yowie, which aims to educate children about the animal kingdom and the environment, combines two bite-sized chocolates with a collectible animal toy and a puzzle piece that eventually creates a small world map.
Global environmental campaign organization set up to protect forests, conserve oceans, and address climate change publishes its annual report card on chocolate companies. ICCO pledges more dialogue with EU on deforestation.
Of the four major holidays, Easter boasts the largest percentage (nearly 30%) of non-chocolate candy sales, according to Brach’s, a division of Ferrara Candy Co. Jellybeans alone account for 32% of those sales.
Led by Harry & David’s 'Share More' digital campaign and a successful holiday season, revenue for 1-800-FLOWERS jumped 8.6% in the second fiscal quarter. The gifting company said it also gained nearly 12% more new customers.
Mintel has estimated the total US chocolate confectionery sales will have grown 15% since 2012 to reach $18.5bn in 2018, with trends like bite size, functional ingredients and premium driving the overall category growth.