Marketplace knowledge

Turning insights into innovative new products

Our breadth of experience across a wide variety of food categories gives us a unique perspective on the trends and preferences that are driving consumption. We use these valuable insights to help our customers improve existing products and develop new products that capitalize on emerging opportunities and add to their sales.

As one of the largest suppliers to the confectionery industry, Cargill is uniquely positioned to meet your needs with high quality ingredients and expertise you can rely on to get the best results. Whatever formulation needs you have, we can deliver the ingredients and solutions.

What’s hot in the confectionery category? 

Conscientious consumption

This movement is growing beyond merely purchasing increasingly popular “natural” and “organic” products, to include such things as “buying local.” Confectionery manufacturers are responding by using more sustainable production methods (e.g., limiting CO2 emissions) and minimizing “food miles,” donating a portion of profits to certain causes, and using recyclable and/or less packaging to reduce impact on the environment. We invite you to talk with us about how partnering with Cargill can help you work within these evolving conditions.

Affordable indulgence

With rising prices now the reality across many different aspects of everyday life, confectionery and chocolate products tend to be viewed as indulgent, yet affordable products. Chocolate is commonly used as a gift for others or a reward for the person buying it. As prices rise, consumers may move from expensive gifts to something smaller like a decadent bar of chocolate or a small box of truffles.

Many new premium chocolates are on the market from mass producers as well as high-end chocolatiers. As ingredient prices continue to rise, Cargill has the portfolio and capabilities to supply functional ingredient systems offering equivalent performance while delivering cost savings.


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.