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28% of consumers have changed confectionery purchasing habits due to the economy, says NCA

C-stores and value retailers the winning channels for confectionery

By Oliver Nieburg

Convenience stores and value supermarkets are the fastest growing channels for confectionery in the US as cash strapped consumers down-trade and stores expand, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA) and market analysts Nielsen.

The number of new product reports in Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics database featuring the word ‘diet’ in the brand or product name continues to drop

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Datamonitor: ‘Marketers are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague’

By Elaine WATSON

While obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, manufacturers seeking to help us battle the bulge are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague; cutting sugar, fat and salt by stealth; and instead promoting more positive messages about food...

NCA provides a taste of what to expect at its Sweet & Snacks Expo in May

Sweet & Snacks Expo Preview

Affordable gourmet confectionery flourishes at NCA’s Sweet & Snacks Expo

By Oliver Nieburg

Affordable gourmet confectionery is on the rise in the US, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA) which has seen a hike in demand from exhibitors wanting to showcase products in the Gourmet Marketplace at the 16th Sweet & Snacks...

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