As the pandemic continues to upend life, the products that will stand out next year will be those that address the consumer’s need for comfort, immunity and mental health, according to Saage Insights 2021 Trend Report.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has released the second report in its three-part insights-driven series that explores the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behaviour, and seasonal and everyday confectionery sales.
Six key characteristics indicate the future of Italy’s bakery, confectionery and gelato sectors – quality, innovation, expertise, design, passion and last, but not least, Italian spirit – all evident at Sigep, held in Rimini last month.
Sally Lyons Watt is executive vice president and practice leader at IRI. She spoke exclusively to ConfectioneryNews on the new products on show at the Sweets & Snacks Expo and why innovation in the industry is crucial.
Well-being, digital advancement, localization and speed are amongst the major trends and opportunities that global snack manufacturing giant Mondelez has identified as crucial to shaping the future of snacks in APAC and beyond.
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.