Retailing

Many UK supermarkets have introduced confectionery bans at checkouts as parents complain sweets at cash counters creates kids pester power. Photo - iStockCathy Yeulet

Industry Voices - Guest article from Euromonitor

The impact of checkout bans: What are the options for chocolate confectionery manufacturers?

By Pinar Hosafci, senior food analyst, Euromonitor International

Confectionery checkout bans will have limited impact on impulse buys in independent grocers and convenience stores, but chocolate companies may need to reduce reliance on countlines and diversify with tablets and even salty snacks to remain competitive,...

An example of flexible packaging, which is growing in popularity, from Jelly Belly.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

By Hal Conick

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.