Category Archives: Confectionery

Sweets and Snacks Expo: A Sweet Treat For the Confectionery World

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From chocolates to candies to snacks, sweets is a topic that has fascinated many and is beloved by millions. The confectionery industry also accounts for 465,000 jobs. Recently, the Sweets and Snacks Expo was launched from May 22 to the 24th in Chicago with the goal to unite candy and snack lovers across the world. With more than 800 exhibitors… Read more »

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Is Nestle’s new sugar-reduction technology a game-changer?

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Nestle has launched an addition to its Milkybar range containing 30% less sugar than a comparable ordinary chocolate bar. Ben Cooper looks at the technology behind Milkybar Wowsomes and assesses its potential to be used more widely in the confectionery sector and other food categories. The drive to cut sugar consumption, it is said, could take as a useful model… Read more »

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ISM 2018: Sweets and snacks trends

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Suppliers from all over the world are exhibiting at ISM, the world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks, again this year. Almost 1,660 exhibitors from 73 countries are bringing along numerous new products and ideas and they intend to impress the experts at ISM with them. As always, there will be delicious chocolate and beautiful filled chocolates at ISM…. Read more »

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ISM 2018: Dylan Lauren presented with the ISM Award 2018

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“I have loved candy since I was a kid”: Dylan Lauren, the founder and owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar, discovered her passion for sweets at a young age. “She always had sweets in all of her pockets as a kid,” reported Richard Ross, President of Galerie Candy. As her long-standing companion and business partner, Ross held the laudation for the… Read more »

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The Top 100 Candy Companies in the World in 2018

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At the last minute, there’s been a shakeup for the top spots in the Global Top 100 as the No. 3 candy company just got a little bigger and inched its way to No. 2. Italian-based Ferrero Group has increased its sales portfolio with its acquisition of Chicago-based Ferrara Candy in December. United States-owned Mondelez International comes in at a… Read more »

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Nestle to sell US confectionery business to Ferrero for $2.8bn

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Nestlé has agreed to sell its US confectionery business, made up of more than 20 brands, to Italian confectionery giant Ferrero for $2.8bn. The confectionery business of Nestle in the US makes up about 3% of US Nestle Group sales. In 2016, the US confectionery business earned around $900m for the group. Some of the well-known chocolate brands of Nestle… Read more »

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Ferrero close to buying Nestlé’s US confectionery unit

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Ferrero is reportedly close to buying Nestlé’s US confectionery business in a deal which is expected to reach $2.8 billion. The Italian company, which produces Nutella, Tic Tacs and Ferrero Rocher, is keen to expand its business in the US following last year’s purchases of Ferrara Candy – the third-largest manufacturer of non-chocolate confectionery in the US – and boxed… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut answers reduced-sugar trend

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Barry Callebaut has developed five types of chocolate and several sugar-substituting technologies aimed at reducing sugar while retaining taste in confectionery products. With about half of the world’s consumers are trying to limit their sugar intake, healthy alternatives for snacks and meals are a worldwide growing trend, Barry Callebaut said in a news release. The company is addressing this trend… Read more »

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Fillings for Baked Goods Are Getting Creative

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In the age of the health-conscious consumer who also seeks the complete experience of innovative flavors, ingredients for filling and topping baked goods are getting creative. We have investigated the science, trends and processes related to the development and use of fillings in baking, with help from experts at Zeelandia, a company with a large portfolio of fillings for viennoisserie,… Read more »

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Calls for UK sweet academy to salvage confectionery skills

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Britain is in danger of losing the confectionery skills that have satisfied the nation’s sweet tooth for generations, according to one confectionery consultant. Andy Baxendale, who has 23 years of experience in the confectionery industry, is calling on the UK government to set up a national academy of sweets to protect the industry and teach a new generation the art…. Read more »

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