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 »
Sugar-free snack manufacturers will line-up alongside traditional confectionary producers at Sweets & Snacks Middle East 2015, October 27-29, the MENA region’s leading platform for the international sweets, confectionery and snack industries. According to Euromonitor, the UAE and Saudi Arabia are claiming to be the biggest chunks of the region’s annual chocolate spend. In registering spends of USD 38 and USD… Read more »
Children and teenagers continue to represent a significant target audience for the global confectionery industry, according to a new report entitled Children’s Food & Drinks – Global Trends & Opportunities, from Leatherhead Food Research. Although demand for most types of confectionery remains strong among younger audiences, some of the more popular children’s varieties include confectionery with novel shapes, ‘interactive’ confectionery… Read more »
The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, was held May 20-22 this year at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose based material, NatureFlex, has been selected by Miss Muffet & Co, to wrap its range of fairytale and nursery rhyme inspired premium confectionery.
Miss Muffet & Co is a UK based company, set up by Sarah Cadman, who has a philosophy of using natural ingredients wherever possible.
The event, which runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., will be a treat for the eyes and taste buds as celebrity experts create confectionary masterpieces and a parade of delectable dessert samples.
Pastilles, gums, jellies and chews remained the most dynamic category within sugar confectionery last year, reports analyst Francisco Redruello, with the segment growing 8 per cent in retail value sales, due in part to variety in packaging design and flavours.
As Sweets & Snacks Expo continues in Chicago, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) predicts the leading new products trends