Walking the floor to root out the top trends

This year, the mega trade show celebrates 25 years of innovation and trendsetting at Chicago’s McCormick Place from 23-26 May. “For 25 years, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant driver of candy and snack flavor and product trends in North America, and 2022 is no different.”​ said John Downs, president & … Read more

Hershey moves to sixth on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies list

The Hershey Company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts through various initiatives has been acknowledged after it was named sixth on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, reflecting an advancement over the past several years from no. 33 in 2018. This recognition reinforces the company’s progress against its DEI commitments, with the implementation of … Read more

Why caramel is one of the top flavours of 2022

According to Barry Callebaut’s Volume II Ruby Encyclopedia, which showcases unlimited combinations of flavours, textures and colours, consumers are more and more demanding and are looking for a superior experience in their food and drinks. The latest research reveals caramel is an ingredient or flavor used in 8% of the new product launches in confectionery … Read more

Top 5 Konbini Must Buy Items

No matter where you’ve traveled, when you’re in a pinch or just need some quick necessities, a nearby convenience store may be the best place to go. But not all convenience stores are created equally. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing a konbinior Japanese convenience store, you would know why. These stores … Read more

The Top Japanese KitKats of Fall-Winter 2021!

Seasons come and go, but KitKats are forever. That’s how the saying goes, right? It doesn’t matter… What matters is that every year Nestle Japan releases new and delicious seasonal variations, and we want to tell you all about the top Japanese KitKat flavors from Fall-Winter 2021! There are 10 Japanese national holidays between September … Read more

From Bloom to Bench – NHB Hosts Top Bakers at…

The National Honey Board recently welcomed 18 of the most influential bakers in the United States to its 9th annual Honey Baking Summit in Providence, Rhode Island. At the event, attendees received a comprehensive education on honey, honey bees, and how to craft exceptional bread and pastries with honey. Here’s a list of the top … Read more

Honey Spirits Summit Attracts Top Distillers…

The distilled spirits industry has evolved in the last five years, with smaller, craft players establishing operations and tasteting rooms in cities large and small. It’s very similar to the craft beer boom, which witness unbelievable growth from the early 2000s to today, when the number of breweries jumped from around 2,000 to more than … Read more