DouxMatok strikes deal with Batory Foods to distribute Incredo ‘enhanced’ sugar

Founded in 2014 by Eran Baniel, DouxMatok uses an inert mineral particle (silica) as a carrier for sugar molecules. The sucrose molecules surround and coat the particle to form structures that human taste receptors perceive to be sweeter than a comparable amount of sugar in free unassociated form – enabling sugar reductions of up to … Read more

Can Hershey hold on to share gains as capacity constrains bump against increased demand?

“We have gotten off to a tremendous start to the year with reported sales growth of 16% and adjusted EPS growth of almost 32% in Q1”​ thanks in part to resilient consumer demand despite mid- to high-single-digit price increase across the portfolio and a “Strategic focus on enhancing our offerings and price points to ensure … Read more

Impulse purchases evolve to meet new consumer demands, shopping habits post COVID

Once limited mostly to individually-wrapped items corralled by the checkout stand to be consumed within seconds of leaving the store or on-go, impulse purchases today are more likely to be sharing sizes and larger multi- or variety-packs – reflecting the Shift to working and snacking at home, and the desire to balance the demands of … Read more

Food and beverage companies suspend operations in Ukraine

Finished products companies including Coca-Cola, Grupo Bimbo, Mondelēz International and international ingredient suppliers including ADM and Bunge have sprung to action as the conflict between Ukraine and Russia escalated last week with Russian troops invading Ukraine’s capitol Kyiv and its second largest city Kharkiv over the weekend. Mexican breadmaker Grupo Bimbo announced on Sunday that … Read more

Self-care, pandemic-strain fuel surge in Valentine’s Day chocolate sales as licensing deals reinforce year-long demand

Leading the charts will be chocolate, which two-thirds of Americans typically eat on Feb. 14, followed by 50% who eat cake or cupcakes on the holiday, 48% who report typically eating candy hearts, and 44% who favor gummies, according to research conducted by OnePoll for Sugarbreak, a BCrop focused on reducing sugar consumption. Within chocolate, … Read more

Taza Chocolate celebrates milestone, shines light on industry

Co-Founder and CEO Alex Whitmore acknowledges that a million pounds of chocolate may seem small compared to industry giants like Hershey’s that put out more than £1 billion a year, but it’s very important to a family business built on social and environmental responsibility, authenticity and transparency. “The million pound milestone that we achieved in … Read more

Sweet Victory chewing gum helps fight sugar cravings on two fronts with Ayurveda botanical

Their solution: a fast-acting, first-of-its-kind chewing gum that co-founder and psychologist Gitit Lahav said “works on both a physical and a psychological level.”​ She explained in a release that “most people crave something sweet at certain times of the day, usually after lunch and at night. Over time, it becomes an automatic instinct that makes … Read more

Barry Callebaut on growth opportunities for chocolate

According to Barry Callebaugh Chocolate Trends 2022 ReportIn fact, 88% of American consumers report having purchased chocolate in the past three months, and nearly two-thirds (65%) say this is their preferred indulgence. Sales of chocolate in North America, the No. 2 market for chocolate confectionery, exceeded $23 billion in 2021, with the United States accounting … Read more

Stevia framework greenlights 4 technologies to boost supply, encourage innovation that reduces sugar

In the past ten years, product launches featuring stevia have climbed exponentially across categories and regions – reaching a compound annual growth rate of 21.9% between 2011 and 2021, according to data from Innova. While most of these products have occurred in North America, Asia and Western Europe, new product launches featuring the sweetener have … Read more