Mars admits shrinking Maltesers and Galaxy Counters packs was ‘difficult decision’

Mars admits shrinking Maltesers and Galaxy Counters packs was ‘difficult decision’

Mars has been shrunk its Maltesers brand from 121g to 103g per bag without changing the price of the product, according to a tweet by UK-based food retailer turned insight provider, Steve Dresser.


Source: Mars admits shrinking Maltesers and Galaxy Counters packs was ‘difficult decision’

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce platform, reached record sales of $15bn during Double 11 this year, prompting domestic confectionery and snack brands to step up their web strategies. 


Source: Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0, ahead of Interpack 2017.


Source: Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

'Unfortunate': Nestlé to lose Swiss cross on 80 brands

‘Unfortunate': Nestlé to lose Swiss cross on 80 brands

Nestlé will be forced to drop the Swiss cross from 80 products manufactured in Switzerland following a new law on ‘Swissness’ set to come into force in January next year. “This is very unfortunate,” the head of Nestlé Switzerland has said.


Source: ‘Unfortunate': Nestlé to lose Swiss cross on 80 brands

Hancock’s confectionery business expects to reach rural UK with e-commerce

Hancock’s confectionery business expects to reach rural UK with e-commerce

The next generation of the British confectionery specialist, Hancocks Holdings, has launched a brand new wholesale confectionery business, called HS Wholesale Sweets, four years after their father and uncle sold the company.


Source: Hancock’s confectionery business expects to reach rural UK with e-commerce