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Premiumization Sweetening U.S. Chocolate Market

Premiumization has emerged as a key driving force in the chocolate market's growth, a recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts revealed. According to Chocolate Candy:...  more »

Better-for-You Trend Impacting Sales of Non-Chocolate Candy

Like many segments of the U.S. food and beverage industry, non-chocolate candy was challenged by concerns about sugar consumption as more consumers tweaked their lifestyles to...  more »

Sweet Treats & More: What's Trending on Los Angeles' Food Scene?

To find out who made the list, we looked at Los Angeles businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of...  more »

Packaged Facts: Non-Chocolate Candy Sales Reach $11 Billion

Market research firm Packaged Facts estimates total retail dollar sales of the U.S. non-chocolate candy market will reach $11 billion in 2018, with sales increasing at a compound...  more »

Latest US Chocolate And Candy Trends According To Mintel: Bite Size, Functional Ingredients And Premium

The consumer research firm noted, although fun-sized confections are flying off the shelves during Halloween, Americans tend to treat themselves with bite-sized chocolate...  more »

No Chocolates By 2050? What We Need To Understand About 'Chocapocalypse'

No more chocolateby 2050? Several articles have pointed recently that we are heading to a major chocolate crisis. Global chocolatemarket value keeps reaching new highs, potentially...  more »

Product Focus: Candy

The high sugar content of candy would seemingly make these products inherently maligned, but many candy manufacturers have acknowledged the shift in consumer attitudes about...  more »

9 Japanese Sweets You Should Try

The Japanese are masters at a lot of things innovation, technology, art. But the one thing they do best is create delicious food. Whether its wagashi, traditional confections, or a...  more »

Millennials' taste buds and demand for healthier snacks force brands to innovate or be ignored

To tap into social media influencing millennials idea of perfection, confectionery brands are being forced to broaden their horizon of possibility and opportunity when marketing to...  more »

Pastiglie Leone: Because Even Italy's Checkout Aisle Candy Is Beautiful

And recently, I picked up some strange candies, packaged in beautiful, ornate tins, a design from another century. I thought why not? (the line was long) and threw them in the...  more »

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