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

Insights into latest wellness trends in chocolate

Delicate and rich in flavour, it is no surprise that chocolate is one of the world’s most favored treats. Here at Luker Chocolate, we believe that when done right, chocolate can create indulgent moments that fit into the trend of wellness. As a B4B chocolate manufacturer working with some of the UK’s top chocolatiers, Luker … Read more

What’s hot in confectionery flavour trends?

CN:​ What have been the main shifts in consumer perceptions of confectionery over the past 12 months?​ Madeline Bills​: Confectionery is no longer just about satisfying guilty pleasures. Consumers today are more and more aware of what they are putting in their bodies. They are opting for snacks that help them to top up on … Read more

Balanced diets with ‘a little indulgence’ are key trends in snacking motivations

Mondelēz International’s third annual State of Snacking report confirms today that consumers prefer snacking as a regular eating behavior over traditional mealtime for the third consecutive year (64%), up 5% since inaugural findings reported in 2019. The company said the trending preference for snacking spikes among younger generations, with 75% of Gen Zs replacing at … Read more