SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Industrial Baking & Snacks

News > Manufacturers

Read more breaking news

 

 
News in brief

Complementary? Bakery, snacks and confectionery converge in Cologne

30-Jan-2013
Last updated on 30-Jan-2013 at 12:38 GMT2013-01-30T12:38:32Z

Is the clue in the name?

Is the clue in the name?

The BakeryandSnacks.com team has been helping out sister site ConfectioneryNews.com at ProSweets and ISM in Cologne this week and we couldn't help noticing how many snack players are exhibiting at one of Europe's largest candy shows.

We've seen a flurry of end products including popcorn, potato chips, nut ranges and fruit snacks, specialty ingredients such as fruit and chocolate pieces targeting bakers and donut production lines and processing equipment.

European snack titan Intersnack gobbles up a huge chunk of ISM floorspace - exhibiting a vast array of its snack brands and nestled in among confectioners, chocolate specialists and gum makers are many, many other small snack brands and private label manufacturers.

It seems that the overlap of snacks and confectionery is stronger than ever at this year's show - but is there business sense behind this? Do the two sectors complement one another? Is there a cross-over when targeting customers?

Please feel free to comment below. Share your thoughts - let's get this conversation started here on BakeryandSnacks.com about, dare we say it, candy...

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...

Live Supplier Webinars

Using Barley to Formulate Healthy Food Products
Alberta Barley Commission

On demand Supplier Webinars

Raising the Bar: Ingredients, Claims and Increasing Consumer Appeal
Almond Board of California
All supplier webinars