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Halloween 2019: A Snapshot of New Treats From America's Candy Pros

This year, US consumers will spend an average of $86 on Halloween including candy, costumes and dcor, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). In total, the holiday will...  more »

Our Top Five Confectionery and Chocolate Stories on Social Media

From Cote d'Ivoire and Ghanaas controversial plans to set a joint minimum price for cocoa, to more controversy surrounding Nestle's technical breakthrough in confectionery paper...  more »

Millennials Call the Shots on Chocolate Consumption, says NCA Report

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has released a detailed look at chocolate consumers, which found that while preferences for dark, milk and white chocolate vary widely...  more »

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 »

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