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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 »

Wafer Confectionery Trends: Talking Texture and Flavor

Thin and crispy, wafers are often enjoyed while theyre sandwiching cream but for decades, candy companies have also incorporated them into tasty, textural confections. Kit Kat,...  more »

Research Finds Chocolate a Top Snacking Option for U.S. Consumers

FMCG Gurus reports in new research that 88 percent of consumers in the U.S. say they snack, largely due to skipping meals throughout the day. The research firm conducted a survey...  more »

Better Together: How to Pair Beer and Chocolate

While wine and chocolate seem like a natural pairing opportunity after all, fruit and chocolate just go together beer paired with chocolate may seem like an odd idea at first. But...  more »

How Chocolate Bar Makers Can Stand Out From The Crowd

Dan Abel Jr., VP of Operations for Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co., was apprehensive about entering the chocolate bar market in late 2016. There was already a dizzying array of...  more »

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 »

Report: More Than 80% Of Adults Will Consume Chocolate This Year

Chocolate consumption rates among U.S. adults are up 7% from a decade ago but have slipped in recent years, according to data in a new report by market research firm Packaged...  more »

Mintel: Bite-Sized Formats, Premiumization Drive Growth In U.S. Chocolate Market

After surveying 1,854 adults who who purchased chocolate online in the three months leading to February 2018, the research firm found nearly half (49 percent) of buyers are most...  more »

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