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.
Aldomak, which makes fudge and macaroons and supplies supermarkets with a range of confectionery and oat-based products has won its first order from a retail chain in Abu Dhabi.
Katjes-owned, Magic Candy Factory will install multiple 3D candy printers at a theme park in the Middle East opening next year.
Lebanese firm Master Chewing Gum & Candies hopes to take its mastic chewing gum brand Mastika to Brazil as it ramps up distribution in the Middle East.
Dispatches from yummex Middle East
Startup firm Blooming Foods says it has overcome production challenges to create marshmallows with sour, acidic flavors and plans to expand across the Middle East.
Yummex Middle East trade fair visitors are eyeing premium chocolate and functional snacks, according to the show director.
A sugar-free, high protein product has won the yummex Middle East Innovation Award for best chocolate.
Patchi has begun work on a new 122,000 square-foot chocolate manufacturing facility in Dubai to serve as a “springboard” into regional and overseas markets when it opens in 18 months.
Yummex Middle East innovation winners
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.
Euromonitor International has pinpointed several promising chocolate markets that may help manufacturers offset slowdowns in traditional emerging markets such as China and Brazil.
Industry Voices - Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness at Euromonitor International
Global business intelligence provider Euromonitor International casts an eye over the global market for fortified and functional confectionery.
Russian chocolate-maker Goldberg is planning to establish a factory in the UAE, as it targets the Middle East and North Africa as its first major export market.
Euromonitor International unveils the world’s fastest growing chocolate markets and earmarks three beyond India and China that should be high on every confectioner's agenda.
Chocolate maker Mars has invested a total of US$140m in new manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to increase production of its Galaxy and Snickers lines.
Bon Bon Buddies aims to boost sales by 50%, taking them from £40M to £60M, in the next three years and is putting plans in place to grow exports.
Mondelēz International intends to construct a plant in Bahrain to keep pace with demand for key brands such as Oreo in the Middle East in Africa.
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.
Ivory Coast-based, CKG Group Holding is to expand its chocolate operations into Oman in a joint venture with the ‘Sultanate’.
Break brand owner IFFCO hopes to expunge Nestlé’s trademarks for the two and four finger wafer shape in an appeal case.
Nestlé has lodged an appeal to overturn a South African high court decision that found IFFCO’s Break brand did not infringe the Kit Kat trademark.
Dubai-based confectionery company Notions Group is eyeing new export markets for its flagship product Chocodate, which it claims can lure consumers looking for authentic Arabian confectionery.
Chocolate is the fastest growing UK food export driven by a rise in sales to the Middle East and Africa and factory expansion by Nestlé, according to a report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
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.
Cadbury owner Mondelez International has entered a joint venture to expand distribution in Saudi Arabia, which it calls an “important and strategic market” in the region.
Research from Kantar Media has unearthed the countries that consume more chewing gum than anywhere else worldwide, which could help manufacturers choose their geographic focus.
Mars has announced plans to build one of the largest chocolate factories in the Middle East with an initial $60m investment.
Health awareness fuels innovation in Japanese confectionery market
Health concerns are fuelling innovation in the Japanese functional confectionery market, according to research from Datamonitor.
Nestlé opens $136m Dubai factory
Confectionery giant Nestlé has officially opened a (USD) $136m manufacturing facility in Dubai which is set to become the third largest Kit Kat plant worldwide.
SPECIAL EDITION - SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
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.
Symrise celebrates recession resilience
Germany’s Symrise has reported a year of above-market growth, buoyed by especially good sales in South America and acquisitions in the US.
Slump in sales for Swiss chocolatiers in 2009
2009 proved a challenging year for the Swiss chocolate industry with manufacturers recording losses for the first time in six years, reports industry body Chocosuisse.
Confectioners tap into Middle East youth market
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...
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