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Bagged confectionery

Reduced sugar can bring sales

FRESH from kick-starting the year with the launch of sugar free and reduced-sugar variants of Fruittella, Mark Roberts of Perfetti Van Melle has suggested …

Eight more in the bag

Spar Brand has revamped its small bag confectionery, adding eight new variants to the range, comprising 45g and 60g packs all with an RRP of 45p or three for …

Merchandising breeds success

How to turn heads with bagged sweets EVERYONE wants to be like a kid in a sweetshop once in a while and the image of wide-eyed customers ogling a display is no …

It’s fudge in a new format

Mondelez International has extended its range of Cadbury brand chocolate bags with the launch of Cadbury Fudge Minis. Available in 120g bags priced at £1.99, …

Bags bursting with berrys

STARBURST parent firm Wrigley has a fruity proposition for the bagged confectionery category, having recently launched new Very Berry variants of the fruit …

Bags are on their way up

Sharing format sales rising IMPULSE is at the heart of convenience retailing and when it comes to boosting basket spend there’s hardly a heavier hitter in …

Free to be sweet

Fruitella has launched two completely sugar-free products, Fruit Foams and Fruit Gums. Brand manager Matthew Navier said: “Data shows that 92% of consumers …

Stock shares

Dedicated display areas to classic Big Night In products and catch the customer’s eye EVENING snacking in the UK is worth £5.2bn and growing and chocolate …

Air goes sour

THE Chupa Chups range has been extended by the introduction of Airheads Sour. Each pack contains bite-sized candies in five sour flavours. They are available …

Bagging a big night in bonus

THE big night in is big and getting bigger, says brand-owning giant Mondelez International. Quoting Nielsen statistics, Mondelez trade communications manager …

M&M’s mix it up for new limited edition

M&M’s is adding to its portfolio of products with a new limited edition sharing pack – M&Ms Mix. The new offering from Mars Chocolate UK sees …

Re-designing the Original

COLOUR coding and bolder names are part of a packing makeover for toffee and caramel brand Werther’s Original. The re-coloured village design will now be …

A taste of the traditional

When it comes to trends in sugar confectionery, well-established brands continue to be key to the category, according to Gillian Clarke, senior brand manager …

The pound on your packet

DOES price remain vitally important to shoppers? The short answer appears to be yes, especially £1 prices. Bev Seymour, commercial manager of Chewits brand …

Bags more in sweet choice

STRESSING the importance of the £1 price point, Wrigley has added four more bags to its price-marked range. Dan Newell, onfections marketing manager said: …

The sweetest night’s share

Confectionery giants suggest ways to grab more night-in sales CONFECTIONERY is one of the product categories that has embraced the big-night-in trend most and …