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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 »

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 »

Africa steadily finding its place on the world chocolate map

Chocolate confectionery sales are expected to rise in Africa, but only slightly higher than the global average, according to FoodTrending. Chocolate value sales on the continent...  more »

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according...  more »

Transparency and portion-control: Execs at top candy firms set 2017 expectations

Mars Wrigley, Ferrara, Just Born, and other top candy firms offer their business outlooks for 2017 and share details of innovation in the pipeline. The M&M's maker expects the...  more »

3D-printed chewing gum is 'a speciality product for the foreseeable future'

Wacker Biosolutions will debut its Candy2gum technology and 3D printing processes at Prosweets, Cologne, Germany (January 29-February 1), next month. The technology can produce...  more »

'Sweetener of the future': Adam's Fresh Chocolate spearheads yacon use in chocolate

Peruvian daisy yacon will be the natural sweetener of the future in the chocolate industry, according to British raw chocolate startup Adam's Fresh Chocolate. The company claims to...  more »

Independent candy firms thrive online despite mainstream e-commerce competition

Independent candy retailers are surviving well in the increasingly crowded online space, even as confectionery giants, including Nestle and Mondelez compete for a sweeter spot on...  more »

Mastic and mojito: Innovating in the Middle East's 'reshuffled' gum market

Lebanese company Master Chewing Gum & Candies has introduced a gourmet gum brand in unconventional flavors such as mojito as it looks to seize on the Middle East's changing gum...  more »

'Micro holidays' can be a candy sales booster, says IRI

The major four holiday seasons accounted for nearly half of US candy sales last year, but confectioners should also take advantage of "micro holidays", says IRI. The market...  more »

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