People want their treats, but don’t always want all of the dietary impact resulting from indulgent decisions. As a result, the popularity of low-sugar and no-sugar candy and confectionery products continues to grow. But who is buying these products, where are they buying them, and why?
On Demand Cameron Plese with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil will offer candy manufacturers guidance on using sustainable and ethical palm oil, including background on how the RSPO works, how sustainability is determined, how your company can become RSPO Certified, and what the organization’s goals are for the future.
On DemandSeasonal candy continues to drive innovation and growth in the industry, and candymakers are tapping into that potentially more than ever before. While the focus on traditional fall and winter holidays remains strong, candy companies are creating more products for non-traditional celebrations during other times of the years, and they are marketing them in exciting new ways to reach consumers both in-store and online.
On Demand Confectionery industry experts weigh in on the state of the candy industry, which has gone through the most massive shift in recent memory after grappling with COVID-19. While confectionery as a whole proved to be “pandemic proof,” not every individual category fared so well. Experts will share the insights they’ve gleaned over the last year, while also offering predictions on what’s to come.
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND As demand for chocolate grows in developing markets, can the existing cocoa-growing regions meet the supply-side challenge? Bettering the economics for small farmers in Africa, Asia, South and Central America requires a comprehensive approach, one that takes into account improving agricultural practices, enhancing supply chain infrastructures, expanding community services, boosting farmer incomes and taking advantage of evolving technologies.
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