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Bold Flavors, Unique Experiences Drive Confectionery, Snack Product Launches

Innova Market Insights Driven by consumer demand for more unique, interactive experiences, confectionery and snack product launches have grown globally by 17 percent over the last...  more »

Donut Leaders Dish Out Year Of Innovation

Donut category leaders made moves in 2018 designed to stay in those positions. At retail, Hostess Brands, L.L.C., Kansas City, launched Jumbo Donettes as part of its breakfast...  more »

Unmeltable Chocolate And Bean-To-Bar: A Cocoa Expert Highlights 3 Sweet Trends

Globally, chocolate and its source, cocoa, are in a moment of dynamism and change. In some cases its for the worse, as the industry faces the realities of climate change. Other...  more »

Seasonal Flavors Take The (Snack) Cake

The sweet goods category is often the perfect place for grain-based foods manufacturers to introduce seasonal items. Witha few changes to icings or fillings a product can take on a...  more »

O, Christmas Treat: How Candy Canes Sweeten The Holidays

Candy canes are a simple mix of sugar, corn syrup and flavored oils, yet the treats are so popular they are the number one selling non-chocolate candy in the month of December,...  more »

Symrise Delivers Latest Series of Nut-Based Snack Flavours

Ingredients and flavourings business Symrise is launching its latest "totally nuts", a range of nutty flavours developed for the snacks and confectionery market. The series...  more »

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 »

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