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Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

Target has joined the list of retailers and manufacturers who have made the pledge to remove artificial ingredients and preservatives from kiddie's foods. Pic: ©iStock/Sinenkiy

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Exclusive personalized gifting products planned for Cadbury Joy Deliveries store on Amazon. ©iStock/jahcottontail143

Mondelēz creates virtual chocolate store 'Cadbury Joy Deliveries' on Amazon India

Sugarfina generated $25m in revenues last year through its 24-store network and wholesale arm. Photo: Sugarfina

Sugarfina gets $35m private equity boost for e-commerce and international expansion


ONS recognises “shrinkflation” as reason for smaller (but not cheaper) chocolates

Picnic packs: Prospects for sugar confectionery tailored to out of home occasions. ©iStock/encrier

Sugar confectionery in top 10 grocery categories consumed out of home

Biscuits are a popular treat among British consumers over the age of 65. Pic: ©iStock/sugar0607

Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

Confectionery sales for Winn-Dixie increased by 25% by the end of Hershey's store-within-a-store test period.  Photo: Hershey.

Hershey to swap laydown bags for standup pouches

Examples of the recalled products

Mars brand perception takes hit but expected to recover after recall

Industry leader predicts Whole Foods may eventually move to Amazon Go tech.  Photo: ©iStock/krblokhin

Alexa, can I have some organic candy and snacks? Category set to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Mars and Wrigley helped Jewel-Osco increase its conversion by 57% since last year. Photo: Mars and Wrigley

Mars and Wrigley drive confectionery sales from in-store to digital retail

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