Asia-Pacific region, followed by Latin America, projected to grow the fastest.
July 16, 2014
The extruded snacks market is expected to increase to $31 billion by 2019 says a report by MarketsandMarkets, a global market research and consulting company based in the United States.Read More
Progress in improving flavor profiles is helping fortified confections reach a growing market.
July 15, 2014
Confections fortified with healthy ingredients help us reach our goal a little faster, easier and in a more tasteful way than ever before.
Gum and mint sales decline, category needs innovation.
June 12, 2014
The gum and mints market is hard up for innovation, and people just don’t seem to be that excited when companies come up with yet one more name for “mint.”Read More
Bite-sized candy trend spurs huge growth in the chewy candy segment.
May 22, 2014
Chewy candy is so perfect for re-sealable bags, that not only are traditionally chewy candy brands appearing in re-sealable bags, but so are brands that are traditionally hard candies.Read More
May 19, 2014
Editor Bernie Pacyniak discusses several new product introductions from Ferrara Candy Co. and Ford Gum on Fox’s Good Day Chicago morning television program, highlighting some of the trends prevalent at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.Read More
Company looks to expand effort as all participating farmers pass certification audit.
May 7, 2014
The successful launch and completion of its HERSHEY LEARN TO GROW program in Ghana, which was implemented 18 months ago to help increase the incomes and improve living standards of more than 1,400 cocoa farm families there, has prompted The Hershey Co. to expand the initiative.Read More
Company to promote gender equality in its Cocoa Life sustainability program.
May 7, 2014
In Ghana, female cocoa farmers earn 25-30 percent less than their male counterparts; in Cote d'Ivoire, women in cocoa communities earn up to 70 percent less than men.Read More
Hard candy makers respond to a year of downward sales with new products, expansion and packaging innovation.
April 16, 2014
While there’s no smoking gun to explain the decline in sales, one thing’s for sure, as far as Sally Lyons Wyatt, at IRI is concerned — there is a huge need for innovation.Read More
Snack bar consumers demand healthier, more functional options.
March 14, 2014
Serving a society that’s increasingly obsessed with ingredients has led the snack bar industry to embrace more healthful, functional products for unique subgroups.Read More
Licorice consumers demand healthier choices and authenticity.
February 19, 2014
As the world grows more obsessed with watching what’s in their food and how much of it they eat, licorice manufacturers are listening, respondingRead More