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Sour Candy Trends: Building on More Adventurous Palates

Sour candy sees steady growth, thanks to rise in chewy candy, consumers' increasingly adventurous palates. Some of the most popular candy and confections are leaving a sour taste...  more »

A Look At Pairing Honey With Other Flavors In Chocolate

Consumers want comfort in their candies and chocolates, especially in recent times. However, they also want to feel good after indulging in their favorites, and that’s where...  more »

Consumers Still Seeking Healthy Sweets and Snacks During COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s a plain fact that in times of crisis, people seek comfort. As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation, Americans are finding comfort however they can as they shelter in...  more »

46 Products We Would've Seen At The 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Though the global COVID-19 pandemic prompted the National Confectioners Association to cancel the 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo, the staff of Candy Industry still wanted to give...  more »

Exclusive Data: Confectioners Plan to Increase Spending on Healthy Ingredients

Two-thirds of respondents expect an increase in healthy, better-for-you and/or functional ingredient operations in the next 12 months, by a 28 percent increase on average. Thats...  more »

How Consumers are Shopping Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With governments issuing shelter-in-place orders and concerns over the coronavirus spreading in public, it’s not a surprise consumers are turning to the Internet to get what they...  more »

The 2020 Consumer Doesn't Want To Compromise

Irrespective of the evolving need states that consumers have especially when it comes to health and wellness consumers continue to prioritize taste and enjoyment when it comes to...  more »

Products We Loved at the 2019 ECRM Everyday and Summer Seasonal Session

ECRM events bring together candy makers and retail buyers for meetings that resemble speed dating, since they have just 10 or 20 minutes at each appointment. [more...]RELATED: The...  more »

Consumers Continue to Seek Products With Natural Ingredients

Just over a third of consumers have heard of the term clean label, but that doesnt mean they arent looking for natural products, new research from FMCG Gurus reveals. The research...  more »

5 Trends Impacting Development of Sweets and Snacks in 2020

Having identified the Top Ten Trends for 2020, Innova Market Insights has highlighted how some of these trends impact the sweets and snacks categories. [more...]RELATED: Top 12...  more »

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