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 »
Naturex is to launch a new Energy Chew concept, developed specially for the IFT Food Expo. The chews have been created to show confectionery manufacturers the potential for creating functional candy concepts with great taste and wide appeal among consumers, especially the growing numbers who are looking for a natural pick-me-up.
While some markets have remained flat and several of the Global Top 100 Confectioneries have lower sales figures than seen in the past, 2012 still saw several mega-mergers and positive gains by quite a few candy companies.
In 2008, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate North America (CCC-NA) launched a class called The Chocolatier’s Workshop™ as a way to build business and loyalty to their product brands. To date, there have been thirteen sessions held in Lititz, Pa. Over one hundred candy-makers have attended the workshops. The attendees have various backgrounds from teachers to lawyers and nurses to flight attendants, but they all have one thing in common – their love for chocolate and their desire to run a successful confectionery business.