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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 »

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 »

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 »

New Product Trends: Innovating Candy for Kids of All Ages

Chocolate is a mainstay and its adult fans take it seriously, with upscale packaging and more intense flavors making their mark. But youth needs to be served in the candy aisle,...  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 »

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