Ferrero focusing on festive season

The brand are heavily investing in Christmas NPD .
XXX Mints

Looking for extra

MINTS and gums by the till continue to be a staple of convenience retailing. MINTS and gums by the till continue to be a staple of convenience retailing. With consumers constantly on the hunt for value, retailers shouldn’t underestimate multipacks.

Sharing in lower sugar

Bagged confectionery has been an undeniable success story, with bags growing by £12m in the last year .

Chocolate PMP push set to continue

CONFECTIONERY suppliers have been keen advocates of PMPs on a wide variety of countlines, sharing-sized products and other lines. Towards the end of last year ...

Magnum set to warm things up

Ice cream brand Magnum is releasing a luxury range ... without ice cream. Brand owner Unilever has teamed up with speciality confectioner Kinnerton  to create the...

Skittles and Starburst get spooky

This Halloween sees the launch of two limited editions from Skittles and Starburst, as Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, aims to capitalise on the...

Take a bite and promo – UK chocolate sales growing

NEW products and promotions are helping grow sales of chocolate confectionery, according to SymphonyIRI’s Pulse report, covering the third quarter of 2012. The report shows...

Keep taking the tablets

Brands giant says sweets business is show business SUCCESS in confectionery is all about showcasing core products with a great display, according to major chocolate,...

Hammering out a festive message

Family toffee maker Walker’s Nonsuch says its Toffee Duo and Toffee Twin packs make unusual and affordable gifts. A spokesperson said: “Both packs come with...

Facing a digital world

Tic Tac is putting emotion into the market with digital style emoticons giving the tiny sweets a range of expressions. The Express Yourself campaign features...
Attendees at the most recent Cross Party Group of Independent Convenience Stores

Fighting the war on sugar head on

Health concerns can’t kill confectionery

NPD to keep things sweet

Swizzels has been expanding popular brands with new flavours and formats .

Cartoonish brand extension

Kervan Gida has reached an agreement to license Cartoon Network’s Dexter’s Laboratory brand .

A love of baking is driving premium

Home-baking brands enjoy growth driven by increasing interest in crafting cakes at home

Mondelez goes nuts

Mondelez has launched a new fruit and nut snack brand – Cadbury Nuttier
Sugar free options and vegan snacks

Future is bright for healthy alternatives

Health was high on the agenda for many consumers before the pandemic hit, and Covid has only served to increase the importance of healthier options in the minds of many.