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Sugar-free Confectionery Market Size Set to Touch USD 4.05 billion With the CAGR of 5.5% by 2029 | BlueWeave Consulting

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New Delhi, May 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global sugar-free confectionery market is flourishing because of rising consumer preference for low-calorie and low-fat food products for managing increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity worldwide and growing awareness among consumers regarding the health benefits of sugar-free products.

BlueWeave Consulting, a leading strategic consulting and market research firm, in its recent study, estimated global sugar-free confectionery market size at USD 2.45 billion in 2022. During the forecast period between 2023 and 2029, BlueWeave expects global sugar-free confectionery market size to grow at a significant CAGR of 5.5% reaching a value of USD 4.05 billion by 2029. Major growth drivers for global sugar-free confectionery market include an increasing concern related to high sugar intake and the surging demand for low-calorie and diabetic-friendly products. To produce candies with fewer calories, manufacturers use artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes, including saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame, and neotame. In addition, the use of sugar alcohols such as mannitol, erythritol, sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol, maltitol, and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates is becoming a popular trend in the industry, as these ingredients are considered healthier. The inclusion of sugar alcohols in confectionery products is expected to widen the range of products available to diabetic individuals. The market’s revenue growth is driven by the rise of health concerns such as diabetes and obesity among populations, which can be attributed to changing lifestyles and increasing income levels. However, high cost of sugar-free confectionery products compared to traditional confectionery products and the limited availability of natural sugar substitutes are anticipated to restrain the growth of the global sugar-free confectionery market during the period in analysis.

Global Sugar-free Confectionery Market – Overview

Sugar-free confectionery products use artificial or natural sweeteners as a sugar substitute in the preparation of sweets and chocolates. These sweeteners are required in a smaller quantity compared to white table sugar for providing a sweet taste with reduced calories, carbohydrates, and glycemic response. High consumption of sugar has been found to have adverse effects on one’s health. Excessive sugar is known to plummet blood glucose levels, which can result in mood swings, fatigue, and headaches. It even enhances cravings and false hunger pangs. Long-term consumption of a substantial amount of sugar leads to a higher risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Various studies in the nascent stage have also found a relation between high-glycemic diets and multiple forms of cancer. It is also known to affect one’s immune system adversely and ultimately reduce the rate of recovery and even cause infection. Together, these are promoting awareness regarding reducing sugar consumption and initiating a preference for sugar-free products.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Global Sugar-free Confectionery Market

COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the global sugar-free confectionery market. It led to disruptions in the supply chain and distribution channels, which impacted the production and availability of sugar-free confectionery products. The closure of manufacturing facilities and disruptions in the transportation and logistics industry caused delays in the delivery of raw materials and finished products, leading to shortages and increased prices. Also, the closure of retail stores and the shift towards e-commerce had a mixed impact on the sugar-free confectionery market. While online sales increased, the closure of physical stores and the resulting decline in impulse purchases impacted overall sales and revenue. However, with the implementation of lockdowns and social distancing measures, there was a shift in consumer behavior towards healthier eating habits and an increased focus on personal health and wellness. It led to a surge in demand for sugar-free and low-calorie confectionery products, as consumers seek out healthier alternatives to traditional sweets and chocolates.

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Global Sugar-free Confectionery Market – By Product

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By product, the global sugar-free confectionery market is bifurcated into Sweet & Candy Confectionery and Chocolate Sugar-Free Confectionery segments.
The chocolate sugar-free confectionery segment holds a higher share in the global sugar-free confectionery market. Consumers are increasingly looking for healthier alternatives to traditional confectionery products, and sugar-free chocolate offers the taste and indulgence of regular chocolate without the negative health impacts of sugar. Most sugar-free confectionery products use maltitol as the primary sweetener, which is believed to be safe for diabetic individuals. Dark chocolate is a popular product in this category because it contains a higher amount of cocoa and less sugar and milk. This is because the darker chocolate has a higher cocoa content, which provides a more intense flavor and reduces the need for additional sweeteners. As a result, sugar-free dark chocolate is often preferred by health-conscious consumers and those with diabetes.
Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global sugar-free confectionery market include Nestle SA, The Hershey Company, Lindt & Sprungli AG, Mondelez International, Inc., Ferrero Group, Haribo GmbH & Co. KG, Perfetti Van Melle, Russell Stover Chocolates, Wrigley Jr. Company, Ricola AG, Chupa Chups SA, Jelly Belly Candy Company, Lotte Group, Swizzels Matlow Limited, and The Topps Company. To further enhance their market share, these companies employ various strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, license agreements, and new product launches.

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The in-depth analysis of the report provides information about growth potential, upcoming trends, and statistics of Global Sugar-free Confectionery Market. It also highlights the factors driving forecasts of total market size. The report promises to provide recent technology trends in Global Sugar-free Confectionery Market and industry insights to help decision-makers make sound strategic decisions. Furthermore, the report also analyzes the growth drivers, challenges, and competitive dynamics of the market.

Recent Developments

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  • In February 2020 – Beneo, introduced its Sweet Collection, a range of sugar-free candies that offer genuine flavors. The emphasis of this collection is on providing an authentic, sensory indulgence that is also healthy.

Scope of the Report

Attributes Details
Years Considered Historical Data – 2019–2022
Base Year – 2022
Estimated Year – 2023
Forecast Period– 2023–2029
Facts Covered Revenue in USD Billion
Market Coverage North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Product/ Service Segmentation Product, Packaging, Distribution Channel
Key Players Nestle SA, The Hershey Company, Lindt & Sprungli AG, Mondelez International, Inc., Ferrero Group, Haribo GmbH & Co. KG, Perfetti Van Melle, Russell Stover Chocolates, Wrigley Jr. Company, Ricola AG, Chupa Chups SA, Jelly Belly Candy Company, Lotte Group, Swizzels Matlow Limited, The Topps Company

By Product

  • Sweet & Candy Confectionery
  • Chocolate Confectionery

By Packaging

  • Sachet
  • Packet

By Distribution Channel

  • Store
  • Non-Store

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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ZA Tech Rebrands as Peak3, Raises US$35M Series A led by EQT

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SINGAPORE, June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ZA Tech, the next-generation insurance core system SaaS provider, has rebranded as Peak3. With the successful completion of its US$35 million Series A fundraising from EQT (lead investor) and Alpha JWC Ventures, Peak3 now accelerates its expansion in the EMEA region and investments in complementary data and AI solutions.

In a market dominated by fragmented legacy technology, Peak3 has pioneered a cloud-native, modular insurance core and distribution system that combines comprehensive capabilities for life, health, and property and casualty (P&C) insurance. Since its founding in 2018, Peak3 has become a trusted technology partner to global insurers such as AIA, Generali, Prudential, and Zurich for their digital and traditional business. It has also partnered with leading digital platforms such as Carro, Grab, Klook, and PayPay to build and scale their embedded insurance businesses.
Besides the successful fundraising, Peak3 has recently achieved key milestones underpinning the rebranding. These transformative achievements include launching its first multi-country, multi-tenant core modernisation in Europe, rolling out an integrated customer data and big data platform for scaling analytics and AI capabilities, and establishing its first technology centre in Europe. The rebranding coincides with another major milestone: Issuing over a billion insurance policies on Peak3’s systems – including the first policies issued to North American customers and the first ones to be issued in Africa.
“We have evolved from an embedded insurance pioneer in Asia to a global end-to-end technology partner for the insurance industry,” said Bill Song, Peak3 Group CEO and Co-Founder. “Our new name represents three pinnacles: scaling the heights of innovation, surpassing performance limits, and delivering superior reliability – as we help insurers reach the highest summits of their cloud, data, and AI transformation.”
Bill Song also emphasised the growth opportunity: “There is an incredible tech investment backlog in the US$7-trillion global insurance industry. Continued digitalisation and the proliferation of AI will require structural investments by insurers over the next decade to modernise their core systems. We are uniquely positioned to capture this opportunity by providing the tech core foundations and innovation use cases.” 
To accelerate its growth journey, Peak3 completed its Series A fundraising and welcomed two new investors on its cap table: EQT, a major global technology investor with a deep heritage in Europe, and Alpha JWC Ventures, a leading venture firm in Southeast Asia. With the funding, Peak3 will advance its analytics and AI capabilities toward an intelligent core insurance solution, grow its EMEA operations and establish new system integrator partnerships. Peak3 targets double-digit ARR growth this year and is on the path to reach cashflow breakeven over the coming quarters.
“Peak3 has also proven its capability to deliver greenfield digital insurance initiatives and complex multi-country core modernisation projects in APAC and EMEA. As the lead investor, EQT is committed to empowering Peak3 in its go-to-market acceleration by leveraging our global network,” stated Clara Ho, Partner at EQT.
J.P. Morgan acted as exclusive financial advisor to Peak3 for this Series A fundraising.
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For more information on Peak3, please visit www.peak3.com. For more information on EQT, please visit www.eqtgroup.com.For more information on Alpha JWC Ventures, please visit www.alphajwc.com.
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Lucinity Recognized as One of the Top 100 AI Fintech Companies Globally

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Lucinity has been featured in the AIFinTech100 list for 2024, marking its recognition as one of the top AI companies in the financial services industry. The AIFinTech100 list, curated by industry experts, highlights the most innovative fintech companies globally. Lucinity was selected from over 2,000 fintech firms for its problem-solving, market potential, innovation, and customer engagement. Earlier this year, Lucinity was also highlighted as a RegTech100 company.

 
 
This recognition comes amid rapid AI adoption in fintech. According to Fintech Global, research predicts the AI market in fintech will grow from $42.83 billion to $44.08 billion by 2024, reaching $50.87 billion by 2029. Banks alone are expected to spend $4.9 billion on AI platforms by 2024, with a 21.8% annual growth rate since 2019.
Lucinity’s inclusion in the AIFinTech100 list reflects its success in developing AI solutions that enhance efficiencies and cost savings for financial crime operations teams. Notably, Luci, the world’s first Generative AI copilot for financial crime investigations, launched in 2023, leverages Microsoft OpenAI technologies to augment human analysts’ capabilities, reducing investigation times from 3 hours to just 30 minutes. 
Lucinity also recently launched Luci as a copilot plugin at Money20/20. Financial institutions are now able to integrate Luci with any web-based enterprise application including CRM systems, Case Manager systems, and Excel, delivering immediate ROI with zero upfront integration. 
Security remains a significant challenge in AI adoption. Lucinity addresses this by partnering with Microsoft Azure develop a secure infrastructure. With a strong emphasis on compliance, Luci offers comprehensive auditability through its detailed Audit Log functionality.
Guðmundur Kristjánsson (GK), CEO of Lucinity, comments, “Being named in the AIFinTech100 showcases our impact amongst banks and fintech through advanced AI. It underscores our platform’s ability to empower compliance teams, deliver ROI, and reduce operational costs.”
Richard Sachar, Director of FinTech Global, added, “AI is revolutionizing financial services, increasing efficiencies and offering personalized products. This year’s AIFinTech100 list includes top innovators transforming the industry with AI applications.”
Lucinity’s inclusion in the AIFinTech100 list for 2024 follows several achievements, including winning the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards for Sustainability and Social Impact and Partner of the Year – Iceland. Lucinity was also included in Chartis Research’s FinCrime and Compliance 50 Ranking for 2024 and was recognized as the best tool for Workflow Automation.
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Recognized among top 50 financial services firms for analytics and risk tech
MUMBAI, India, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — CRISIL, a global provider of advanced analytics and risk management solutions, has won the Solution Category award for Model Validation Tools and Accelerators as part of the latest Chartis STORM 2024 report.

Published by Chartis Research, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology, STORM 2024 is an annual report on quantitative technologies and the computational infrastructure supporting it.
Following an extensive evaluation process, which included a risk technology survey, product demo, customer reference checks, and third-party sources of information, CRISIL won the following recognitions:
Solution category award for Model Validation Tools and AcceleratorsRanked Top 25 (#24) in QuantTech50 2024 rankingsRanked Top 25 (#24) in BuySideRisk50 2024 rankingsRanked Top 50 (#38) in RetailFinanceAnalytics50 2024 rankingsThe recognitions reflect the unparalleled value CRISIL brings to its clients through deep domain expertise, specialized analytical and technical knowledge and our global perspective.
Says Jan Larsen, President and Head, CRISIL Global Research & Risk Solutions, “CRISIL is honored by the recognition across multiple STORM50 award categories this year, including being named first place for Model Validation Tools and Accelerators. This is a great testament to the contributions of our team in giving clients and their regulators confidence in the models they use for making critical decisions.”
The core tenets of CRISIL’s value proposition include expertise across asset classes and risk stripes, analytical excellence and regulatory experience, tailored solutions focused on client delight, continuous improvement and technological innovation. 
Says Ashish Vora, President, CRISIL Market Intelligence and Analytics, “This prestigious recognition underscores the global acceptance of our risk management solutions and highlights our unwavering commitment to excellence in the risk technology space. Our Credit+ technology solutions have been instrumental in offering AI-enabled advanced analytics and driving efficiency, and we are particularly proud of the exceptional client feedback we have received for these solutions. We are constantly exploring new ways to enhance customer value and are investing in cutting-edge technology and domain expertise to maintain our position at the forefront of the industry.”
Notable examples of CRISIL’s platforms that help demonstrate this value proposition include: 
Model Infinity: A leading platform for model inventory management and model risk management. This innovative platform empowers our client to centralize all model activities, eliminates manual processes and operational risk, and provides a full audit trail of approvals for modeling assumptions and updates. Scenario Expansion Manager (SEM): A platform for clients to expand, analyze and track all regulatory and internal scenarios used for stress testing. As a centralized repository of scenarios, SEM allows institutions to eliminate redundant internal work and even provide clients the ability to share internal scenarios with one another. Credit+ ICON: The platform enables credit decision-making through its extensive financial spreading and front-end based credit risk scorecard hosting capabilities. Powered by deep domain expertise, AI-driven analytics and extensive configurability, it serves 40+ global clients across 15 countries.Credit+ Early Warning Signals: The AI-powered solution provides banks with actionable insights to monitor their credit quality, lower loan-loss contingencies and track corrective action plan.About CRISIL Market Intelligence & Analytics
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