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Continued growth for Australian macadamia crop

The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) has announced the 2017 macadamia crop is forecast to reach 54,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture (50,500 tonnes at 3.5% moisture), representing a fourth consecutive year of steady growth for the industry.

Curbing sugar intake

Food and drink manufacturers are yet again being urged to reduce the amount of sugar in their products after a new report shows that children are consuming the same amount of sugar as 20 chocolate chip cookies a day.

Healthy confectionery

Whether you believe there’s such a thing or not, the growth of healthy chocolate confectionery is set to outpace that of regular chocolate by 2021.

Shrinking chocolate

If you’re about to tuck into your favourite chocolate bar, then enjoy it while you can because it could shrink by up to 20% as confectionery giants work to reduce sugar in their products.

Top confectionery trends for 2017

Clean label ingredients, plant based products and alternative sugars top the list of key confectionery trends to look out for in 2017, according to Innova Market Insights.

Fruit snacks on the rise

This is not a ploy to get you to join in with those on health kicks this month, but health, convenience and choice have all contributed to a rise in the number of new fruit-based hitting the market over the last few years.

Almond co-products set to reduce food waste

The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced it is currently looking for ways to optimise almond co-products such as almond hulls, shells and other woody materials in order to reduce food waste.

Key trends for 2017

As we wave goodbye to Christmas and close the door on 2016, all eyes turn to 2017. With that, Euromonitor International has identified some of the key trends set to shape the global market next year.

Health and nutrition

With a clear focus on protein and gelatin free concepts, Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) provided manufacturers with plenty of food for thought. Katie Smith reports.

Sugar consumption in decline

UK consumers are buying less sugar in their take-home shopping compared to last year, according to new research, partly due to consumer concern about sugar impacting sales of biscuits and chocolate.