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These are all the posts that have been tagged with figures.

Welcome from your new editor

Having arrived as editor of Confectionery Production for ISM and ProSweets, my expectations for the range of innovations and creativity on display were very definitely exceeded.

Presentation is everything

Product presentation is key, particularly at Christmas when confectionery manufacturers are fighting for space on retailers’ already busy shelves.

Cereal: a snacking staple

While it has long maintained a seat at the kitchen table, it seems cereal may be moving beyond breakfast and even beyond the bowl, with new figures showing that 43% of US cereal consumers eat it as a snack at home.

Curbing sugar intake

Food and drink manufacturers are yet again being urged to reduce the amount of sugar in their products after a new report shows that children are consuming the same amount of sugar as 20 chocolate chip cookies a day.

Halloween confectionery in decline

With the trick or treaters having been and gone for another year, new research suggests that Halloween treats such as chocolate confectionery, gum and sugar confectionery have seen a global decline in consumption over the last few years.

Happy New Year

Well, this will be my final blog of 2015. Many of us will be taking a well earned break and of course enjoying some seasonal sweet and savoury treats.

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.

Addition to baked puddings range

Pots & Co is launching a new flavour, Vanilla & Chocolate Pot, to complement its award winning range of puddings baked in ceramic pots.

Smint adds new format

Smint is adding one of its best selling Mint packs in a new £1 PMP format to its minty fresh collection.

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.