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High potential

Confectioners are closely monitoring the growing legalisation of marijuana across the USA and Canada, offering them the opportunity to develop new products with an special, edgy ingredient.

Posted 22 March 2016

Full of beans

In part one of a two part series, consultant Graham Godfrey discusses the unique properties of cocoa and its role as a chocolate ingredient.

Posted 17 February 2016

Measure of success

BRICS chocolate sales are wobbling as emerging market economies weaken. Bill Corcoran, Mauricio Savarese, Lena Smirnova, Raghavendra Verma and Wang Fangqing report.

Posted 21 December 2015

Rising to the challenge

Ben Slater, writer/analyst at market intelligence provider Key Note, discusses the key challenges in the UK biscuits and cakes market.

Posted 5 November 2015

Identity crisis

Partner Geoff Steward and solicitor Richard Byam-Cook from London law firm Macfarlanes consider Nestlé’s quest to protect the shape of the KitKat.

Posted 5 October 2015

Snacking revolution

Jack Skelly, food analyst, Euromonitor International, discusses how the world of snacking is changing, and the exciting opportunities this can offer manufacturers.

Posted 31 July 2015

The only way is up

Daisy Phillipson considers the recent drop in hard candy sales in the US and the implications this has for confectionery manufacturers.

Posted 11 June 2015

The future’s sweet

Sweets provide the perfect imaginarium for fun, creative innovation and experimentation, say food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye and chocolatier Paul A Young.

Posted 28 April 2015

Mind blowing

ISM Innovation Award winner Tolga Erden tells Susannah Millen about the background to the launch of innovative popping candy SoundyCandy.

Posted 2 April 2015

Big in Japan

Julian Ryall considers how the Japanese chewing gum market is evolving.

Posted 3 March 2015

The race to innovate

Japanese firms are developing innovative new products for the domestic market while expanding overseas. Julian Ryall reports.

Posted 19 January 2015

What price chocolate?

Susannah Millen reports on the Academy of Chocolate Conference, which was held at The Royal Automobile Club in London’s Pall Mall in October.

Posted 18 December 2014

Driving reform

The confectionery and bakery sectors in India are struggling to raise standards in order to consolidate export sales. Raghavendra Verma reports.

Posted 18 November 2014