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A Tesla Engineer Designed the Perfect Chocolate Chip

In the millennial-old tradition of baking, the classic chocolate chip cookie is a remarkably new invention.  READ MORE HERE Photo: Pexels.com - Snapwire 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 »

Confectionery Innovation From the 5 Most Creative Candy Shops Around the World

There’s nothing sweeter than a trip to the candy store. Bright and colorful confections abound, creating a magical experience for visitors of all ages. From classic candies 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 »

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 »

Sweet and Confectionery Trends on the Rise During COVID-19

If there’s anything everyone can agree on right now is that we all deserve a treat, whether that’s a bowl full of freshly scooped ice cream, a warm chocolate chip cookie, or just...  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 »

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