ISM Middle East is set to return to the Dubai World Trade Centre for its 15th edition, albeit under its new brand name after previously going under the banner ‘yummex Middle East’ when it returns from 8 to 10 November.
Mastic chewing gum brand Mastika is attracting interest from distributors in the Middle East after bagging an innovation award at trade fair yummex, says Lebanese brand owner Master Chewing Gum & Candies.
The United Arab Emirates chocolate market is one of the fastest growing chocolate markets across the globe as big players such as Mars and Nestlé up their investment and others eye entry, according to TechSci Research.
Mondelez is expanding in the Middle East having recently signed a joint venture in Saudi Arabia last week. ConfectioneryNews.com asks the industry giant if halal certification and alcohol-free labeling have been factored into its growth plans.
Producers must ensure packaging is more sustainable as customers remain convinced that food packing is excessive and are altering their consumption patterns as a result, warns research from Datamonitor.
Opportunities for European confectioners to boost organic and internal growth will see firms digging deeper into emerging markets as domestic markets stare at tougher economic times. Next week's Sweets Middle East trade show to be held in Dubai aims...