CDM Marvellous Creations on TV
Having recently launched Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, Mondelēz International is launching a new TV advertising campaign for the brand.
Wrigley’s 5 outdoor campaign
Gum brand Wrigley’s 5 launches a new outdoor poster campaign from this week, targeting 14-25 year olds.
Outdoor adverts for Straburst Flavour Morphs
Wrigley is launching a signifcant outdoor advertising campaign for Starburst Flavour Morphs in May.
Swizzels Matlow 10p “Flashback” range
Swizzels Matlow has introduced a new “Flashback to 10p” range that sees favourites priced at 10p instead of the previous 13p.
Kit Kat Chunky Mint wins
Kit Kat Chunky Mint is the winner of the latest Choose a Chunky Champion promotion. The champion is to now be made a permanent listing.
Kinder Surprise partners with Monsters University
Kinder Surprise is to launch an on-pack partnership with Disney’s new film, Monsters University, which will be released in July.
National confectionery survey courtesy of Bonds
Bonds Confectionery has recently commissioned a national confectionery survey with 2,000 shoppers in addition to launching a new trade website.
Hancocks makes it 20
UK confectionery wholesaler Hancocks is to open its second new depot this year in Dundee, bringing the total number of sites across the UK to 20.
Halls XS on TV
A new TV advertising campaign for Halls XS starts on 8 April, a mini “pocket” format for Halls sweets.
Top award for Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat has been awarded “Speciality Retailer of the Year” at the retail version of the Oscars, the Oracle Retail Week Awards 2013.
Skittles builds a rainbow on Facebook
Such is the power of social media, Skittles is to harness Facebook and ask its fans to help build an upside down rainbow from 100,000 Skittles sweets.
Airwaves to sponsor British Touring Car Championship
Wrigley’s Airwaves is to sponsor the Motorbase Performance “Airwaves Racing” team throughout the British Touring Car Championship.
New UK made Ooh! Chocolata chocolate bars
A Somerset based husband and wife team embrace the UK chocolate market with a fresh new brand of their own. Ooh!
New Polka Dot Sweet Bags
Carrier Bag Shop has launched a range of six new paper Polka Dot bags for customers to put their sweets in.
Audrey Hepburn the new face of Galaxy
Audrey Hepburn has become the new “Galaxy Girl” and will be gracing your TV screens with style in a new advertising campaign.
New confectionery cash and carry in Leeds
Hancocks Cash and Carry has announced that it is to open a 19th confectionery cash and carry in Leeds on 24 March.
Maltesers backs Comic Relief again
Maltesers is once again teaming up with Red Nose Day, hoping to raise £1 million for Comic Relief.
Bazooka Candy Brands launches PMPs
Children’s confectionery manufacturer, Bazooka Candy Brands has developed a range of price-marked packs for its leading brands.
Divine Chocolate is “popping up” for Faritrade Fortnight
Divine Chocolate is to create its first ever pop up shop for Fairtrade Fortnight this year (25th February-10th March).
Selling wholesale sweets online – Hancocks insight
We caught up with Hancocks CEO Mark Watson to see how a well established UK confectionery cash and carry was dealing with its e-commerce venture.
Kinder Surprise teams up with Looney Tunes
Kinder Surprise has teamed up with Looney Tunes, offering limited edition toys as well as being featured on TV advertising.
New “Great Taste” campaign for Kinder Bueno
An on-pack promotion and other marketing activity for Kinder Bueno.
Crème Egg season sees new marketing campaign
A brand new marketing campaign for Cadbury Crème Egg kicks off on 1st January 2013.
GNAW revamps Chocolate Buttons bags
A bigger bag with new improved packaging is what GNAW will be offering on its Chocolate Buttons from December.
Kinder Surprise on TV
Ferrero has announced the biggest ever investment in TV advertising for the Kinder confectionery brand this Spring.
More sponsorship from Maoam
Sugar confectionery brand Maoam is to sponsor Bluewater’s seasonal ice rink, giving out samples to all those who bravely take to the ice.
Bonds Confectionery backs Kopiko coffee sweets
Initially launched in the UK in December 2011, Kopiko coffee sweets are now to be available via Bonds Confectionery Ltd.
Kit Kat 2 Finger goes Fairtrade
Nestlé Confectionery has announced that its 2 finger Kit Kat will be Fairtrade certified from January 2013.
Christmas sweets and chocolates – 2012 featured highlights
New Christmas confectionery ideas for 2012 all in one place, so to speak. A summary of our main articles.
Cadbury “Gooless Eggs” promotion
Kraft Foods is to run a Crème Egg promotion that is exclusive to the convenience channel.
Vimto Fizzy Lollipops get a facelift
Having produced more than 400 million Vimto lollipops, Crawfords has recently re-launched its Vimto Fizzy Lollipops in fresh new packaging.
Bush Grub – when insects are supposed to be in your lolly
Gary and Ben Bartlett had a most original idea when they started making sweet lollies with real insects inside…yes real bugs!
Beech’s Fine Chocolates promotion
Beech's Fine Chocolates unveils a trade promotion on its entire Christmas range.
Titanic Guylian Chocolate promotion
Belgian chocolate manufacturer Guylian has teamed up with the launch of Titanic 3D on DVD to create a consumer promotion.
CDM Bubbly Mini poster campaign
Kraft has created a fun poster campaign for Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly Mini, using some real life characters in action.
Kinder Bueno “Fabulous Fashion” Campaign
A new fashion focused on pack promotion kicks off for Kinder Bueno next month, offering two daily prizes for 60 days.
More price marked packs from Nestlé
A range of price marked packs are to be available for a limited period from 17 September through cash and carries and delivered wholesalers only.
Kinder Surprise on pack promotion
Kinder Surprise is giving away a trip to its Design Centre in Turin, in its first on pack promotion.
Retailer competition: pocket some pounds with Airwaves
Wrigley is giving retailers the chance to win £100, every day for a month.
Mo Farah chocolate portrait
Just a fabulous portrait of our British Olympics hero created in delicious chocolate.
Speciality Chocolate Fair 2-4 September
Get down to Olympia in London to discover fine chocolate inspiration for your business and the UK finals of the World Chocolate Masters.
Gold for Stem Ginger chocolates
Fine British chocolatier, House of Dorchester has scooped Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2012 for its Stem Ginger chocolates.
Posh Lollies get new look
Traditional sugar confectionery manufacturer R Crawford (Northern) Ltd has given its Posh Lollies brand a new image.
Rebrand for Butterkist popcorn
Butterkist popcorn is all set for a rebrand by makers Tangerine Confectionery.
30 years of Ferrero – back on TV to celebrate
Ferrero is celebrating its 30th birthday in the UK with a number of retailer promotions and plenty of marketing, to include TV advertising.
Fisherman’s Friend campaigns on Facebook
Fisherman’s Friend is launching a digital campaign on its Facebook page, aimed at targeting the younger male audience.
“We will find you” says Nestlé
A most intriguing promotion is being launched by Nestlé Confectionery across four of its most popular chocolate bars.
PMPs from Chewits
Leaf Confectionery is introducing its first ever sugar confectionery price marked packs (PMPs) into the independent retail market.
Hancocks confectionery website better for mobiles
Improvements have been made to the wholesale confectionery website with mobile devices in mind.
New price marked packs from Cadbury
Cadbury launches two further price marked packs backed by research to demonstrate their success.
Wrigleys Extra Mints packaging refreshed
Wrigleys refreshes its Extra Mints packaging for greater differentiation and stand out.
Fruit Pastilles and Kit Kat the nation’s favourite Rowntree’s confectionery
A recent survey by visitor attraction, York's Chocolate Story identified our top Rowntree's confectionery brands.
Mars Chocolate Sweet Sundays Promotion
Mars kicks off a new consumer promotion, giving away cinema tickets for Sundays, following the purchase of four special Bitesize packs.
tic tac to sponsor MTV EMA 2012
An on-pack promotion accompanies tic tac's high profile sponsorship of MTV EMA 2012.
Organic Seed & Bean Chocolate to build awareness
UK chocolate brand Organic Seed & Bean is all set to develop a profile raising marketing campaign in order to drive sales.
Former Olympian to launch Cadbury House
Steve Backley is to launch Cadbury House in Hyde Park; an interactive chocolate event like no other.
Fairtrade Maltesers now available
In its 75th year, the much loved Maltesers brand of chocolate is now making Fairtrade certified packs of the iconic chocolate balls.
Cadbury - “You Win if Team GB Wins”
A fun new on-pack confectionery promotion is launched by Cadbury, firmly linked to the Olympics, on five of its chocolate bars.
High growth for Candy Makers
UK sweets manufacturer, Candy Makers is seeing huge growth as it gains confectionery wholesale and retail brand contracts.
Re-positioning of Wrigley’s Airwaves
Wrigley’s Airwaves is all set for some action in the UK with a product upgrade, range re-design and a new blackcurrant variant.
Wispa marketing campaign
Kraft launches a creative new £3.5m campaign for Cadbury Wispa chocolate in the UK.
Golden Skittles up for grabs
Skittles launches its biggest ever campaign for the confectionery brand with a prize fund of £50,000.
Win fuel with Yorkie chocolate
New new Yorkie chocolate promotion is giving free tanks of fuel away - a valued prize in today's market.
Maoam sponsors Ride to Glory
UK confectionery brand Maoam is to sponsor BMX event, Ride to Glory in a bid to reach its target audience.
Kit Kat’s new Cross Your Fingers campaign
The 2012 Kit Kat Cross Your Fingers confectionery campaign kicks off at the end of April.
Kinder Chocolate TV campaign
Ferrero is putting its Kinder Chocolate brand on TV as part of a new marketing campaign.
Maltesers celebrates 75 years
2012 marks the 75th year for UK chocolate brand Maltesers and Mars is planning to celebrate in style.
Haribo Eggstra Hunt campaign launches
Haribo launches "Haribo Eggstra Hunt" to support its Easter range of confectionery.
New website and packaging for Mega Mouth
Bazooka Candy Brands has invested in a fun website for Mega Mouth liquid candy, refreshed packagaing and an improved strawberry flavour.
Sweets in the City – a modern take on old favourites
Sweet Retailing talks to Sweets in the City to understand how a modern take on UK confectionery can boost sales for retailers.
Independent report concludes Cadbury Spots v Stripes Community Programme a success
Research undertaken by Sheffield Hallam University shows that the community programme has had a positive social impact across the UK.
Win Olympic tickets with Cadbury Unwrap Gold promotion
Cadbury is launching an on-pack chocolate promotion on 17 of its products to win Olympic tickets.
Win Olympic tickets with Trebor
Trebor offers many chances for consumers to win tickets to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and urges retailers to stock up.
The timely growth of American confectionery
The UK confectionery market appears to be welcoming endless brands of American sweets and chocolates. Are they here to stay?
Bristow’s Confectionery lives again
Crediton Confectionery has purchased Bristow's Confectionery after it went into administration and closed last October.
Mars unveils Euro 2012 campaign
The Mars confectionery brand explains the marketing campaigns surrounding its official sponsorship of the England team in Euro 2012.
Confectionery brand Maoam to sponsor Move It once more
The popular UK youth confectionery brand is to sponsor the dance event Move It for a fourth year running.
Kit Kat Chunky Champion winner
Nestlé Confectionery crowns Kit Kat Chunky Peanut Butter as the nation's chunky champion winner following a most interactive campaign.
Nestlé Confectionery UK removes all artificial colours, flavours and preservatives
Nestlé Confectionery UK becomes the first major confectionery manufacturer to remove all artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
Heathly chocolate means Beyond Dark
Sweet Retailing talks to Beyond Dark who launched a healthy dark chocolate a couple of years ago - sales are on the up.
Cadbury Dairy Milk launches Joyville
Cadbury Dairy Milk is set to launch a new long-term communications platform for its confectionery brand called Joyville.
Fisherman’s Friend campaigns with Papa Johns
Fisherman’s Friend is launching a campaign with pizza delivery outlet Papa Johns, promoting the strength of the almost 150 year old lozenges.
Ally Bally Bees – the re-birth of nostalgic Scottish confectionery
A new confectionery company brings back Scottish delights such as Coulters Candy and Krakatoa Foam (remember Creamola Foam?)
Maoam Chews SNO!Zone promotion
As part of Maoam’s sponsorship with SNO!Zone, Maoam is launching a competition to win £250 plus your design on a snowboard.
Wrigley Extra back on TV
The re-run of its popular Food Creatures advert from January forms part of a £multi-million above the line investment for Extra in 2012.
Creme Egg - The Goo Games
Cadbury's latest marketing campaign for Creme Egg is The Goo Games, celebrating Cadbury’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sponsorship.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Postcards campaign
Cadbury Dairy Milk drives support for Team GB with a new Postcards campaign.
Choose a Kit Kat Chunky Champion
Nestlé Confectionery is putting consumers in the driving seat with the launch of the new Kit Kat Choose a Chunky Champion campaign.
Rowntree’s Red Ones promotion
The Rowntree’s brand is giving away £50,000 in cash prizes as part of a brand new promotion.
Galaxy Chocolate – win a Million Moments
Mars confectionery is launching Win a Million Moments on Galaxy Chocolate.
Tangerine buys Smith Kendon and York Fruits
Tangerine has gone shopping again, coming home with Smith Kendon and York Fruits.
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New price marked packs to come from Wrigley
The new PMPs will be launched across selected packs for some of Wrigley’s most popular brands, including Extra, Starburst and Skittles.
New activity for Skittles Crazy Cores
To help retailers boost profits in the New Year, the UK’s fastest growing sugar brand will be bursting into 2012.
Fisherman’s Friend on TV
At nearly 150 years old, the Fisherman's Friend brand is to take to the screens in January with a "Talk about strong" campaign.
Sweet sampling success for Maoam
Maoam, the fruity chew sweet brand, is celebrating the success of their Maoam Mixer Campaign.
Cadbury sings for gold
Cadbury continues its Team GB Olympics campaign with a remixed version of 1980's "Gold" to celebrate the return of Wispa Gold.
Kinder Surprise is back on TV for Easter
The popular children's brand will get TV support from March, in addition to other marketing activities.
Ferrero Rocher and Ferrero Collection back on TV for Christmas
Ferrero is investing £6m this Christmas to support its Ferrero Rocher and Ferrero Collection brands.
Win Divine Chocolate!
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