The Many Faces Of Better-For-You Confectionery

Mintel Group Ltd.’s Marcia Mogelonsky, Ph.D. looks at how consumers define better-for-you confectionery and if they really want it. Washington — As consumers look to improve their eating habits, defining “better-for-you” confectionery has become more of a challenge. Does the…

Mid-Year 2022: Confectionery Sales Growth Continues

Washington — Sales of chocolate, non-chocolate, gum and mints grew 11.3 percent year-on-year to reach $30.3 billion during the 52 weeks ending July 10, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). Growth is slowing a little, notes Anne-Marie Roerink…

Meeting Gen Z & Millennials In Transition

The snacking and treating habits of millennials and Gen Z are shifting. The NPD Group, Inc.’s Darren Seifer discusses the importance of transitioning with them. Regardless of the industry, Gen Z and millennials should be focus areas for further understanding….

Symrise Reveals Top Flavors For Summer 2022

Teterboro, NJ — Exotic flavors and functional food are emerging trends for summer, according to Symrise Inc. (USA). The flavorings and food ingredients company reports that the spread of coronavirus brought the value of personal health into sharp focus, leading…

Confectionery Sales Top $30B In Latest 52 Weeks

Washington — Confectionery sales surpassed $30 billion for the 52 weeks ending June 12, according to MULO data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). Up 11.7 percent versus year-ago data, total candy, mints and gum (CMG) sales reached $30.2 billion during…

Hershey Talks With Retailers About The State Of Space

Washington — The Hershey Co. recently participated in a study with Retail Dive, which explored the needs of retailers and the value of space for both retailers and consumers this week. Examining the importance of redesigning and discovering new spaces…