Candy Category Dollar Sales Up 11% Through November

Washington — Candy sales remain strong for the year, with dollar gains for chocolate, non-chocolate and gum and mints continuing for the year versus 2021, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). Dollar sales for total candy, mints and…

ADM Identifies 2023 Flavor, Color Trends

Chicago — Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM) has identified what flavor and color trending themes will hold consumer attention in the new year. 2023 will bring a flourish of flavors and colors that will reflect desire for surprise and discovery, wellness and…

NRF Predicts Holiday Sales Could Hit $960B

Washington — Holiday spending is expected to be healthy even with recent inflationary challenges, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2022 forecast, which notes holiday retail sales during November and December will grow between 6 percent and 8 percent…

ADM Reveals Global Trends That Will Drive Nutrition Innovation In 2023

Chicago — Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), looking at the intersection of health and well-being, sustainability and food security, has identified eight spaces that detail consumers’ evolving behaviors, attitudes and aspirations. “Often interconnected, these key themes are permeating throughout consumers’ choices, demands…

Flavor Supplier T.Hasegawa Shares 2023 Emerging Trends

Cerritos, CA — T.Hasegawa USA Inc. is sharing what it sees as the latest emerging flavor trends in the confection and dessert categories. “Trust, familiarity and nostalgia which anchored strong sales in 2020 are still key assets to dessert and confection…

Data Shows Candy Sales Grew 9.7 Percent Through The Third Quarter

Washington — Forty-year high inflation is pressuring unit and volume sales for categories around the store, but confectionery’s performance remains well above-average, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) for the period ending October 9, 2022. Total chocolate, non-chocolate,…