Category Archives: Confectionery

Market Snapshot: Candy & Confectionery

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According to “2019 Trends and Advances in Food Packaging and Processing,” a report by PMMI Business Intelligence, candy and confectionery holds a 5.1% share of the nine food categories, with the number of establishments decreasing to 1,942 between 2014 to 2017 (a CAGR of -0.2%), though the number of employees increased to 83,927 in the same period, at a CAGR… Read more »

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The Top 100 Candy Companies in the World in 2019

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There’s a new kid on the block, well new to the Global Top 100 Confectionery list, to be exact. Valeo Foods, of Dublin, Ireland, purchased two companies that used to be on the list. Over the last year, they purchased Tangerine Confectionery, of Blackpool, UK, for over $127 million and the confectionery-only division of Raisio’s Plc, of Raisio, Finland, for… Read more »

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Halloween puts candy industry in spotlight

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When the National Confectioners Association (NCA) search committee was looking for a new CEO, they brought in candidates and had them pick their favorite candy out of a bowl. John Downs, now the group’s chief executive, picked out candy from a small family company, Goetze. “I picked out the Goetze Cow Tale that was in the bowl and Mitchell Goetze,… Read more »

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Is healthy confectionery a contradiction in terms?

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Growing concern about sugar has led to a slowdown in the global confectionery market, but there are pockets of faster growth, including in functional confectionery, as consumers look for more than a permissible indulgence – a sweet treat that delivers a real health benefit. Consumers have long sought foods and drinks that provide a balance between health and indulgence, but… Read more »

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Confectionery sector gains new setting for Interpack 2020

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Preparations for next year’s major interpack event in Du?sseldorf, Germany are fast gathering pace, with organisers anticipating nearly 3,000 exhibitors from across the packaging sector to participate. The event will offer a prominent showcase for the developments within the confectionery and bakery sectors, which will come under the spotlight in a brand new hall for the trade fair, taking place… Read more »

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Kinder Bueno bars are finally coming to the US and they’re a chocolate lover’s dream

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  Kinder Bueno chocolate bars are finally coming to the US in November. The candy bars feature a crispy wafer stuffed with a hazelnut filling and coated with milk chocolate. If you’ve been anywhere overseas or walked through an international airport once, you’ve seen — and hopefully tried — a Kinder Bueno bar. With its creamy hazelnut filling and crispy… Read more »

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Nestlé accelerates action to tackle plastic waste

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Last year, Nestlé committed to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste, and has now laid out its plans to achieve it. Nestlé, who owns more than 2,000 brands, has pledged to phase out all plastics that are not recyclable or are hard to recycle for all its products worldwide… Read more »

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UK confectionery market expects growth despite Brexit trading challenges

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Market uncertainties with Brexit have made many UK firms wary of investment, including within confectionery. But as Neill Barston reports, Euromonitor research indicates there may be hope ahead  As the Food and Drink Federation has recently highlighted, the manufacturing sector in the UK is facing an overhanging cloud in the form of Brexit. The ongoing uncertainty over how the economic… Read more »

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Sugar confectionery Market Growth 2018-2023

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Sugar confectionery products are attractive and sweet which is gaining traction among all the age groups. Changing consumption pattern followed by increasing disposable income is boosting the growth of the sugar confectionery market. Market Definition: Sugar confectionery products are attractive and sweet which is gaining traction among all the age groups. Changing consumption pattern followed by increasing disposable income is… Read more »

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Halloween celebrations prompt fiendishly fine confectionery ranges

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Spooky themed chocolates and sweets marking Halloween have remained a firm favourite with British consumers, according to latest research from Mintel. The organisation’s findings from 2017 showed that 40% of UK households offered confectionery to ‘trick or treat’ visitors as part of party celebrations with friends and family. Last year, a total of £419 million was spent on marking the… Read more »

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