Sweets and chocolate remain at the top spot for unplanned grocery buys, according to a new UK survey, however there’s a risk that promotions could rob confectionery of its indulgent, luxury status, says Shoppercentric.
Continued growth in the global confectionery market will be driven by increased demand for ethical and functional products in mature regions, and a rise in disposable income in emerging markets, according to industry analysts.
Roshen increased its sales for the first three quarters of 2010 by 32 per cent at $675m. The confectioner also recorded an output of 285,000 tonnes in 2010, up 11 per cent on the same period last year.
Confectionery manufacturers are set to benefit from a pioneering automated sample preparation and PCR setup kit for Salmonella testing in chocolate and food products, said developers, Swiss robotics supplier Xiril and Germany’s Biotecon Diagnostics.
Innovations in pleasure and sophistication gained pace from 2006 to 2007, mirrored by the innovative new confectionery product designs highlighted at this year's SIAL food exhibition that opened its doors yesterday in Paris.
Two major confectionery players have this month announced inroads into Russia, demonstrating that cocoa ingredients suppliers and their customers are seeking to spear fresh wins in Russia's emerging, and burgeoning, confectionery market.