01 March 2016
The international chewing gum industry is constantly evolving, and research by organisation Technavio forecasts further growth over the next four years. Kennedy’s rounds up these findings – both in the UK and internationally – and explains why the sugar-free trend is here to stay A new report by market research organisation Technavio, entitled Global Chewing Gum Market – Market Analysis Report 2015-2019, provides some very interesting insight into the state of the chewing gum world today. Looking at the global confectionery market of 2014, we can see that gum sales account for 15.6 percent of total sales – trailing chocolate and candy sales, which account for 55.2 percent and 29.1 percent of sales respectively. However, the chewing gum segment is picking up pace, and Technavio’s report explains why.Click here to continue reading...
28 January 2016
Here, Kennedy’s highlights some recent innovations in cocoa that are set to shape the industry’s future Alterations in yeast fermentation of cocoa to produce new flavours New research has emerged from Belgian scientists, working in collaboration with cocoa company Barry Callebaut, about changing flavour profiles of chocolate through alteration of the yeast cultures in the fermentation process of cocoa beans.Click here to continue reading...
28 January 2016
Does the Confectionery Industry Have Time To Act? By Angus Kennedy 53% of UK consumers are now in favour of a UK sugar tax. But with only 2.3% of UK confectionery products being sugar-free - is the UK sugar free confectionery market about to take off?Click here to continue reading...