Tag: confectionery

Mars’ Merryteaser, a Malteser-filled chocolate reindeer designed as a festive treat. Cadbury’s Freddo has Christmassy knitted packaging and added popping candy.

Sweets giants set festive tastes

Christmas self-eat treats, worth £3m last year, are tipped to be growth area for seasonal confectionery WHILE the rest of the world is still wearing...

Skittles size down to hit a pound

WRIGLEY has produced new smaller sharing sizes with a £1 price mark on its confectionery brands Skittles and Starburst. The move’s designed to appeal...
The sweetest things

The sweetest things – Traditional Scottish confectionery

SCOTLAND’s famous sweet tooth has, traditionally, been served by well-loved local confectionery suppliers. And in a world of global confectionery brands there are still companies...

Galaxy boldy goes to a new look – revival of its classic strap-line

GALAXY has a new look to accompany the revival of its classic strap-line: “why have cotton when you can have silk?” On August 11...

Sweets firm opens in Dundee

CONFECTIONERY wholesaler Hancocks opened its 20th UK cash and carry last month in Dundee. It’s the company’s second Scottish cash and carry and the...

The sweet life – confectionery

• Consumers frequently tell researchers that confectionery is one of the main reasons they visit c-stores • But confectionery is also one of the most impulsive of...

Awards profile – confectionery retailer of the year

WHEN Mohammed Asif opened his Spar convenience store in Forfar in May 2011, on the site of a former kitchen showroom that had been...

Growth in the bag

Sales of bagged sweets are soaring. Are you getting your share of sharing sizes? BAGS of sweets have certainly moved on from the quarters of...

Bag options for launch lines

THE pouch format is now so popular that new confectionery varieties are being introduced as count lines and sharing bags at the same time....

Shoppers rush to sugar but still want choc value

Three retailers will contest the Confectionery Retailer of the Year award category at the Scottish Grocer Awards 2013. We spoke to one shortlisted entrant,...

Talk about a quirky softie

NESTLÉ Confectionery has added to its Rowntree’s Randoms products with the introduction of Squidgy Speak. Nestlé UK trade communications manager Graham Walker said: “The...

Shaking up the scene

FERRERO reckons it has been shaking up sugar confectionery with its Tic Tac brand. It says, quoting Nielsen data to 3 November 2012, that...

Be an extremist… with an eye on value

Confectionery is a category that’s seen major developments in recent years. But what are sweet lovers looking for now? Are gums and jellies still...