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Chocolate confectionery

Classic bar gets indulgent twist

MARS Chocolate UK has announced a new variation to the original Mars bar. Combining chocolate nougat with dark caramel, Mars Choc Brownie aims to put a new …

Facelift for an island treat

Madagascan chocolate has a new look Dark chocolate brand Madecasse has undergone a full packaging revamp with the goal of making the product more memorable and …

Milking it with new promotion

CADBURY Dairy Milk is set to highlight  its ‘glass and a half of milk’ credentials in its upcoming ‘Adopt a Cow’ on pack-promotion. Available on …

Despicable new eggs

CONFECTIONERY brand Kinder is partnering with Universal’s latest summer blockbuster – Despicable Me 3.   The new Kinder Surprise eggs – containing …

Health focus only adds to premium’s appeal

Consumers seeking out something special, firms say THERE can be few adults in Scotland who don’t have some memory of scavenging  the bottom of Gran’s …

Acting on impulse

Treats still the driving force behind strong impulse sales EVERYONE likes a treat from time to time and there’s something satisfying about an indulgent …

Two more for tablet range

The Cadbury Dairy Milk tablet range has been extended with the launch of two new Oreo variants. Available from last month, the two new bars have a flavoured …

Ethical cacao can add value

Scottish producer makes trip to Peru A SCOTTISH chocolate maker made his way to the mountains of Peru last month where he met with the farmers who produce the …

A big focus backed by TV spend

CONFECTIONERY giant Ferrero plans to turn the spotlight onto its Raffaello brand this year, with the firm announcing it intends to place a “big focus” on …

Eggs-ecuting seasonal innovation

EASTER means innovation according to Nestle Confectionery, as the firm unveils a raft of new seasonal products tailor-made for spring. The firm has launched …

Put your best foot forward

Ramp up sales with eye catching displays THERE are plenty of places in store where retailers can boost basket values, but in terms of impulse there are few …

Beat of the treats

Chocolate confectionery maintains steady growth as sharing sizes, big nights in and new product initiatives keep consumers coming back TREAT categories of all …

Sharing and block lead sales surge

TAKE-HOME sales of chocolate confectionery in the year to late March rose in Britain by 1% in both volume and value, Kantar Worldpanel found. But Scots showed …

Bueno returns from the dark

KINDER Bueno Dark returned to store shelves in February following an appearance last year. Levi Boorer, customer development director for Ferrero UK & …

Say hello to the new chocolate culture

IS there such a thing as healthy chocolate? Well, Ohso is certainly chocolate with a difference. It’s Belgian chocolate with no added sugar but billions of …

Special and everyday

EVERYDAY gifting and special occasions both present opportunities to sell boxed confectionery, says Cadbury brand owner Mondelez International. It suggests …