Chocolate & Confectionery
In one of specialty foods’ most competitive categories, you’ll benefit from industry news about confectioners big and small, domestic and international; product innovations and flavor trends that keep customers coming back for more; and what movements like fair trade mean for your business.
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Chocolate And Confectionery News
A Turkish chocolate maker has opened its first U.S. store in Cliffside Park, N.J.
Long Island, N.Y.'s Madelaine Chocolate Co. has completed its first-year recovery from the devastation caused to the area by Hurricane Sandy.
U.S. chocolate candy sales are expected to outpace non-chocolate candy sales over the next five years, according to the National Confectioners Association.
Some customers can eat only gluten-free or sugar-free sweets—others simply prefer candy without artificial flavors or GMOs. Whatever the case, confections are evolving to meet the needs of the modern diet.
By combining beer and candy—and taking advantage of their complementary and contrasting flavors—confectioners are brewing up new treats with a kick.
Chocolate And Confectionery Trends
The cuisine of this region of Mexico—particularly its mole—continues to be popular with star chefs and consumers across the country. And now Oaxaca’s distinctive mezcal is finding huge success stateside.
Peanut butter and jelly has grown up, spreading beyond sandwiches into food categories such as chocolate bars and trail mix. Part of this classic flavor combo’s success in transcending the school lunchroom is the power of nostalgia, as it reminds consumers of childhood. New products ...
New Product News: Chocolate And Confectionery
Torie & Howard has introduced a new 10-ounce, Halloween-themed package of its organic, non-GMO, and kosher certified hard candy as a healthier option for trick-or-treaters.
Carmit Candy Industries launched a new line of gluten-free chocolate clusters in a wide range of dried fruits or nuts, with both milk and dark chocolate or yogurt coatings.
The Jelly Belly Candy Co. has launched Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans and expands its Camo Bean line.
Managing Chocolate And Confectionery
This year’s bounty of openings in the Bay Area is a locavore’s delight, featuring intriguing new stores and bakeries that celebrate locally sourced ingredients.
In business for three decades with a family candy-making pedigree and an especially strong private-label business, the van Dam family behind Marich Confectionery took a chance to reinvent the brand to drive more retail sales. But first, they themselves had to recognize what made Marich ...
Category Flavor Trends
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