Ferrero Completes Acquisition of Nestlé USA’s Confectionary Business

Ferrero is poised for continued growth in the U.S. market. The Ferrero Group and its affiliated companies (Ferrero), a global confectionary group, completed its previously announced acquisition of Nestlé USA’s confectionary business, with more than 20 iconic American brands, including chocolate favorites such as Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, Raisinets, Wonka and the exclusive right to the

Gum Packs With Closure

Mentos Pure Fresh Gum Wallet Packs include the VELCRO Brand PRESS-LOK closure system. Perfetti Van Melle, confectionery and chewing gum manufacturer and distributor, has integrated the easy-to-use sensory closure into the pocket-friendly packaging to ensure the product stays sealed and fresh. Available in Fresh Mint, Spearmint and Watermelon flavors, these wallet-sized packs contain 12 pieces […]

New Approach for Gum, Mints

Once a confectionery stalwart, is gum now out of favor? While Mintel’s September 2015 “Gum, Mints and Breath Fresheners Executive Study” noted that breath-freshening gum sales increased 3% globally in 2016, its more recent “Chocolate, Sugar and Gum Confectionery 2018” study, released in January, showed that per-capita sales declined in the U.S. by 1% from

Tracking New Candy Trends

One thing is apparent in the chocolate category: people still like to snack. Mintel, in its 2016 Chocolate Confectionery study, showed $17 million in sales that year and a projected 19% growth in sales through 2020. “Chocolate sales were up in 2017. Most of the growth has come from king-size, resealable pouch bags and innovation,”

Indulging Profits Via Chocolate

Chocolate candy has remained a relative uncomplicated c-store offering, with the same appeal that keeps customers coming back for more. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Most convenience retailers would agree that one of the most popular impulse buys is chocolate candy. Chocolate accounts for about 60% of the $35 billion U.S. confectionery industry—about $22 billion,

Customers Look to Chocolate as Valentine’s Day Approaches

Changes in consumer demands around sweets pose challenges to the category, but innovation helps lead the way. Valentine’s Day means big chocolate sales for retailers as customers clamor for sweets—for their significant other as well as themselves. In terms of dollar sales, Valentine’s Day is the third biggest holiday/season for the $22 billion U.S. chocolate

Ferrero Group Bids for Nestlé

Acquisition would make Ferrero the third-largest U.S. confectionery business. Ferrero Group, the maker of brands such as Nutella and the Ferrero Roche chocolate-and-hazelnut bon-bons is set to buy Nestlé brands—including Crunch, Butterfinger and Kit Kat—via an auction for as much as $2 billion, according to a report in the New York Post. Earlier this month