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2020 State of the Confectionery Industry: Novelty, Spreads Sectors See Innovation

Novelty sector launches new products amid COVID-19 while spreads grow internationally. The novelty candy sector is known for inspiring innovation while constantly releasing new...  more »

2020 State of the Confectionery Industry: Hard Candy Sales Dip

Dollar sales dropped by 2.6 percent in year ending June 14, IRI says. While the chewy candy category continues to grow, U.S. sales for hard candy — driven by lollipops and...  more »

2020 State of the Confectionery Industry: Gummies Drive Growth in Chewy Candy Category

Established gummy brands and category newcomers continue to drive growth in the non-chocolate chewy candy sector. And so far, the sector has done well despite the unprecedented...  more »

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 »

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 »

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