Confectionery

Angelique van der Rijken, product manager, GEA Aquarius lollipop equipment.

Interpack 2017

GEA sees rise in label-on-stick lollipops

By Jenny Eagle

GEA showcased its Aquarius BunchWrapper wrapping machine at Interpack which is fitted with labelers for placing labels inside a wrapping film and on a stick.

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of war on sugar

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

By Elizabeth Crawford

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences for healthy products, the confectionery industry is holding its own with sales climbing 1.2% in the last year to reach a whopping $25 billion, according...

Mintel suggested gum products that offer solutions may prove to be profitable.  Photo: iStock/belchonock

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

By Douglas Yu

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent blog post penned by Mintel’s director of insight on food and...

Will the tax encourage companies to reformulate? Pic: iStock

UK sugar tax: The big questions

By Rachel Arthur

The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it hit the industry? How effective will the tax be at tackling childhood obesity? And could the tax be extended to other food categories? We take a look at the big questions surrounding...

Tougher to market sugar confectionery in Europe as regulators crackdown on sugared products directed at kids, says Companiesandmarkets,com

Sugar disquiet to hurt Europe’s candy market

By Oliver Nieburg

The European sugar confectionery market is forecast to decline in the next few years as regulators and consumers consider the impact of sugar on public health, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.

Growth in candy and snacks is outpacing other packaged food categories at retail, according to the National Confectioners Association.

2014 sweets and snacks

Candy sales are dandy at $33.6bn in the US

By Jenni Spinner

Candy industry experts report confectionery sales are faring better than figures in other retail food markets, with US shoppers snapping up nearly $34bn worth of sweet treats annually.

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