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Visit Master Chewing Gum

Visit Master Chewing Gum and Candies who will be showcasing their wide range of cutting edge gums and candies that are taking the MENA region by storm. Read More

'Sold out' Yummex Middle East 2016 marks 10th anniversary with double digit exhibitor growth

Dubai, UAE: Yummex Middle East, the MENA region’s dedicated international trade fair for sweets and snacks, marks its 10th anniversary at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this November with a ‘sold out’ show. Read more

The biggest world celebration of italian cuisine ever announced for November

The eighth annual edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit is scheduled to start on November 7, 2016 in Dubai and will go on until November 17. Once again this world level event will bring together the best Italian restaurants, food and grape producers, Michelin-starred chefs and culinary experts under one roof, with the aim of celebrating, promoting and educating consumers about the beauty of Italian cuisine, its ingredients, leading manufacturers and the vibrant hospitality environment of Dubai, as a World Food Capital. Read more.

The Ice Cream Alliance has revealed the Top Twenty most popular flavours of ice cream

The Ice Cream Alliance has revealed the Top Twenty most popular flavours of ice cream, helping retailers and restaurants to align their stock. Which ones should you be adding to your buying list (not to mention your shopping trolley!)? Read more

Lebanese company will showcase new gourmet gum brand at yummex Middle East

Master Chewing Gum & Candies has introduced a gourmet gum brand in a number of new flavors such as mojito to seize on the Middle East’s changing gum market. The company will showcase its new Cheque flavors at yummex Middle East. ConfectioneryNews.com

Yummex Middle East Sneak Peek - Sweet Factory

Sweet Factory, forthcoming exhibitors at yummex Middle East 2016 is the world's leading brand of Pick 'n' Mix sweets. Offering a diverse product range that includes all the old favorites as well as brand new confectionery innovations from the US and Europe, the company is known for its self- serve "mix, weigh, pay” one-price concept that keeps customers coming back for more. Read more

Yummex Middle East Sneak Peek - Yumearth natural confectionery

YumEarth, forthcoming exhibitors at yummex Middle East 2016 is a USA confectionery brand made with all-natural ingredients. Free from 14 of the allergens, this delicious range of candy products ticks all the right dietary-specialist boxes - and then some. Read more

Pastry chefs dream up new riffs on pumpkin classics

To many diners’ delight, the pumpkin spice trend will continue to dominate dessert menus this Autumn. While classic desserts like pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spice cake and pumpkin pie remain menu constants, some chefs are using different textures and techniques to prove that there’s more than a few ways to do pumpkin. Read more

Cooking with liquorice: Enjoy its umami kick in both sweet and savoury dishes

We’re taking our cue from Nigella Lawson (not to mention other top chefs). We're rediscovering liquorice. We're realising it doesn't just have to be cheap confectionary, but can have all sorts (if you'll excuse the pun) of culinary applications. Life-long liquorice loathers are discovering that this ancient root can be incredibly delicious. Read more

Making snack products more convenient

The growth of snacking among consumers has caused manufacturers to rethink the design and packaging of their products to make them more convenient and appropriate for eating on the go. Read more

Afternoon teas are on the rise

Over the past five years, the UK has witnessed a resurgence in the popularity of afternoon tea. This has in part been driven by economics, with afternoon tea providing a lower cost alternative to Sunday lunch. Read more

Mars offers Transaction Zones to drive purchases at checkout

The traditional checkout is no longer the only place consumers pay for items as “Transaction Zones” are found throughout the entire shopping experience, whether brick and mortar or online. Read more

Pastry chefs share their secrets as diners become willing to try unexpected flavors.

“It's no longer just butter, sugar, flour, eggs…”

A renewed focus on ingredients comes at a time when an increased interest in food quality and global cuisines has made diners more willing to try new flavors. All of which means that finding effective ways to feature premium ingredients is becoming a primary driver of dessert menu creativity. Read more

What's your flavour?

How do your sweet options compare with today’s international taste preferences? Recent flavour sensations making waves in the confectionery and snacks segment include ginger, berry, coconut and sea salt. Read more

Organic Growth

According to a consumer study by Innova Market Insights, demand for organic confectionery is on the up with consumers perceiving these lines as superior to ‘natural’ claims, which are often subject to certification. Read more

Are you going to the dark side?

According to TechSci Research, the UAE’s chocolate consumption is set to grow 8 percent by 2021 following increased demand witnessed in the segment over the last few years. Read more

Luxury, fruits and innovative ingredients named among confectionery trends for 2016

The National Confectioners Association Announces Hottest Candy and Snack Trends

Here are some of the top sweets, snacks and confectionery trends hot off the press for 2016. Read more

High demand for confectionery products is fueling the food coating ingredients market in Asia Pacific and the Middle East

Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Is Expected to Reach $4.43 Billion by 2022

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced their latest “Food Coating Ingredients - Global Market Outlook (2015-2022)” research report. The global Food Coating Ingredients Market is accounted for $2.92 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $4.43 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 6.13% during the forecast period 2015 to 2022. Read more