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Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 featured a record 812 exhibitors. Photo: ConfectioneryNews

ConfectioneryNews presents the latest innovations and business news in US confections from America’s largest candy & snacks show.

Around 20% of Olam Cocoa's cocoa beans are currently sourced to its version of sustainability. ©iStock/AndreyGorulko

Olam Cocoa to source 100% sustainable beans by 2020

The National Confectioners Association has added a Small Business Innovator Award to Sweets & Snacks Expo this year.  Photo: NCA

Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

Last month the UK’s sugar tax on soft drinks was passed by parliament, and many European countries are watching developments closely as they mull over similar approaches to tackle obesity. ©iStock/SIPhotography

Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of war on sugar

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

Several Cantonese mooncake manufacturers believe the Western market is ready for the introduction of mooncakes.

China to familiarize Western market with ‘pinyin’ baked treats

“While it is not as straightforward as saying that every time a brand is seen to misbehave it will lose customers, there is a distinct proportion of consumers who will vote with their wallets.” ©iStock/

Warning: brand boycotts live long in the memory

Food Starter helps entrepreneurs break into food and beverage industry

Food Starter helps entrepreneurs break into the competitive food and beverage industry

India is one of the biggest chocolate markets globally in 2016 in terms of volume sales. Photo: ©iStock/Marcio Silva

India ‘defying the odds’ as a fast growing chocolate confectionery market, Mintel

Sales for both companies were driven by emerging markets ©iStock

Emerging markets continue to drive growth for Nestlé and Unilever

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