August 4, 2021

confectionery market

‘Better-for-you’ sweet treats

The drive towards healthier choices in food and beverages has become so strong that it is even relevant to treating. Taste quality is essential to confectionery, sweet bakery, ice cream and desserts, however, formulating ‘better–for–you’ sweet treats can be challenging.  Sugar is inherent to the concept of treating and is therefore a particularly important focus for ‘better–for–you’ development. In fact, research shows that 91% of consumers

Registration Opens for Sweets & Snacks Expo

The Sweets & Snacks Expo announced that registration is open for the 2021 show, taking place this year from June 23-25 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Organized by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the largest show in North America representing the confectionery and snack industries. “The Sweets &

Plant-based confectionery to gain ground in 2021

Innova Market Insights’ #2 trend for 2021, Plant-Forward, signifies the evolution of plant-based concepts beyond the core dairy and meat alternatives categories. In 2020, no fewer than 67% of all new products with ‘plant-based’ claims were launched outside of these pioneering sectors. In the confectionery market, for example, more and more milk-free and gelatin-free products are