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Upstart brand Candy Kittens is shaking up the UK confectionery market. Pic Candy Kittens

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Top 10 UK sugar confectionery brands

By Anthony Myers

Major sugar confectionery manufacturers are starting to fight back as UK government legislation and consumer choice force them to innovate and reformulate.

Confectionery brands can outlive sugar regulation, but must act now, says HeyHuman, a brand agency that has worked with Mondelēz. ©GettyImages/BlindTurtle

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Sweetening the pill - preparing for a sugar tax extension

By Neil Davidson, managing director of HeyHuman

Inaction is not an option for confectionery brands if they want to survive in an age of increased regulation on sugared products, writes Neil Davidson, managing director of brand agency HeyHuman.

Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar in belVita

Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar

By Elaine Watson

There are multiple holes in a new proposed class action complaint filed vs Mondelez over sugar levels in its belVita range, say attorneys. However, the recent shift away from fat to sugar as public enemy #1 has clearly emboldened the plaintiff’s bar.

Hershey Ice Breakers Ice Cubes a standout player in declining market. ©GettyImages/ludypro1

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Spit out: Gum declines continue in the US

By Oliver Nieburg

Chewing gum sales in the US have continued to fall in the first half of 2017, according to data from IRI, but Hershey is bucking the trend.

Hospitals urged to stop selling confectionery containing more than 250 calories. ©GettyImages/Marbury

NHS England bans ‘super-sized’ chocolate bars

By Oliver Nieburg

England’s National Health Service (NHS England) has set a 250 calorie limit on confectionery sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and its other outlets.