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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 »

Sugar Confectionery Market Worth $69.5bn by 2026 as Sugar Supplies Stay Secure During COVID-19 Crisis

The research doesnt consider the effect on the market from the coronavirus pandemic where, despite an increase in demand for sugar, supplies in Europe and other major consuming...  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 »

Premium Confectionery and Flavors On-Trend in 2020

Confectionery is building on premiumization in a market that is mature but continuing to grow modestly. Despite rising concerns around sugar intake, consumers continue to demand...  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 »

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 »

Confectionery Category Fueled by Novel Colors, Flavors and Textures

Premium chocolate and candy products that offer an element of novelty are trending in new confectionery launches. Consumers are seeking unusual colors, popping candy, hot and spicy...  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 »

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