US consumers will still have plenty of candy treats on hand this Halloween. Pic: Getty Images


Reality bites? US Halloween candy sales unspooked by inflation

By Anthony Myers

Scary monsters (and super creeps) with false teeth may not be the only ones to bite this Halloween as inflation is also hitting households across the United States, forcing many families to keep tight control of the purse strings.

The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024 will be held in Indiana. Pic: NCA

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024

NCA puts call-out for speakers for 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

By Anthony Myers

The National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo is accepting education curriculum proposals for its 2024 event, which takes place at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 13 to 16 May.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Flavour inspiration

Werther's Original taps into caramel

By Anthony Myers

Classic UK confectionery brand Werther's Original has captured this season’s flavour trend with the launch of its Chocolate Covered Caramels, combining the rich, buttery taste of Werther's caramel with the smoothness of milk chocolate.

The Candy Hall of Fame class of 2023. Pic: NCSA


NCSA announces inductees into Candy Hall of Fame 2023

By Anthony Myers

Registration is open for the National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) 52nd Candy Hall of Fame weekend, honouring 11 industry leaders who have significantly impacted the confectionery industry.

John Bull rock has been a feature of Bridlington for over 100 years. Pic: JB

Mergers & acquisitions

Serious Sweets buys classic rock maker

By Anthony Myers

The Serious Sweet Confectionery Group (SSC) has snapped up rock maker and wholesaler John Bull Confectioners for an undisclosed sum.

Nassau Candy's new line of Clever Candy. Pic: NassauCandy

Colour special

Nassau Candy adds a splash of colour to the confectionery aisle

By Anthony Myers

Nassau Candy, a leading US manufacturer of specialty and private label confections, has introduced flagship products in its exclusive Clever Candy Everyday Packaged Line, geared towards the super-visual Generation Alpha.

Anton Vincent receives his Distinguished Service Award from NCA President and CEO, John Downs. Pic: NCA

SOTIC 2023

Mars’ Anton Vincent and Ross Born recognised by NCA at SOTIC

By Anthony Myers

Anton Vincent, president of Mars Wrigley North America, was honoured with a Distinguished Service Award by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) and Ross Born picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2023 State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC).

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SOTIC 2023

NCA announces 2023 Confectionery Leadership Awards

By Anthony Myers

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) announced that Target’s Tiffany Trombley, director of seasonal candy and snacks, and Sam’s Club’s Todd Budzinski, senior director of merchandising, candy & commercial bread, are the recipients of the 2023...

Michele Buck, The Hershey Company Chairman and CEO. Pic: Hershey Co

Financial results

Strong Fourth Quarter sets up Hershey for 2023 sales growth

By Anthony Myers

Hershey Co has exceeded analysts' estimates on full-year net sales and profit after a strong ending to the fourth quarter with consolidated net sales of $2,652.3 million, an increase of 14.0%.

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Say hello to the new look ConfectioneryNews!

By Anthony Myers

Here at ConfectioneryNews, we put our audience at the heart of what we do. For many years, we have provided our readers with a 360-degree view of the chocolate, candy and cocoa industries and our editorial standards remain unsurpassed. We’ve come a long...

Just Born's Bethlehem factory after the move from Brooklyn in the 1930s. Pic: Just Born


Just Born celebrates a century of candy perfection

By Anthony Myers

With less than one percent of all family-owned companies in the United States reaching 100 years in business, Just Born will also be celebrating the milestone by honouring and thanking its associates, stakeholders as well as the local community at it...