New York — NCA’s work around balanced treating during Halloween got out in mass, as the Association’s message was featured on a 23-story billboard at 43rd St. and 7th Ave. in Times Square. The message, “90% of parents talk to their children about balanced treating ...
Los Angeles — Snack It Forward, LLC has updated the packaging and branding for its Peatos pea-based snacks and is debuting Crunchy Onion Rings in classic and Fiery Hot varieties. The brand refresh included transitioning the line from pouches to pillow packs with updated ... Read More »
Minneapolis — Cargill, Inc. has reduced the amount of plastic used in its vegetable oil bottles and containers by more than 2.5 million pounds globally, in turn eliminating nearly 2,900 metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) from being released into the atmosphere annually, according to ... Read More »
Pottsville, PA — The Hershey Co. and D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc, which claims to be America’s oldest brewery, have teamed to develop limited-edition Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. The collaboration between the two Pennsylvania-based companies will be available only on draft, while supplies last, ... Read More »
The Promotion In Motion Cos., Inc. is debuting Original Gummi FunMix brand in seasonal packs for the 2019 Halloween season. Laydown bags hold 0.5-ounce packs of an assortment of more than 60 shapes, colors, flavors and types of gummies in both sour and sweet ... Read More »
Washington — The bipartisan Fair Sugar Policy Act (H.R. 4521, S. 2568) has been introduced in Congress and aims to provide relief from the “outdated U.S. sugar program,” according to the Sweetener Users Association (SUA). The act would modernize the U.S. sugar program by ... Read More »
New York — Among U.S. shoppers, 57 percent plan to spend at least as much as they did during 2018 on holiday shopping, while 28 percent anticipate spending more during the upcoming season, according to the 13th annual Holiday Shopping Survey from Accenture plc. The ... Read More »
San Francisco — While typical chocolate production uses only 30 percent of cacao pods, Barry Callebaut AG’s Cacaofruit Experience range of products uses the entire fruit, from beans to peels, juices and pulp, the company reports. The range of ingredients are suitable for juices, bakery ... Read More »
Washington — To give consumers the tools to better understand the unique role the category plays in balanced lifestyles and seasonal celebrations, NCA has launched Halloween Central. The digital hub features season-specific facts — such as 94 percent of Americans reporting chocolate and candy make ... Read More »
San Francisco — During the next six years, the worldwide caramel ingredient market is expected to grow 7.2 percent, compounded annually, according to Grand View Research, Inc. As logic dictates, confectionery is the dominate end-use industry and is anticipated to account for more than 35 ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — For the seventh year running, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and was also listed on the North American Index for the eight consecutive year, according to the candymaker. Hershey is one of only ... Read More »
Hackettstown, NJ — Consumers have chosen pecans to be featured in the next limited-edition Snickers as part of Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC’s Great American Nut Search, the company reports. Other varieties in the running were cashews, pistachios and macadamia nuts, the candymaker reports. ... Read More »
Washington — NCA is now accepting nominations for the Confectionery Leadership Awards, which recognize retail and wholesale customers who excel at category management best practices, effective business collaborations and innovations in merchandising candy in stores. NCA members are encouraged to nominate exceptional retail partners at ... Read More »
In this issue: Leading manufacturers detail where the chocolate truffle market is heading, suppliers review the potential for white chocolate and experts in bulk merchandising share best practices. The issue also features a 2020 summer products preview, the inside story on the new three-story IT’SUGAR store and a report on sustainable packaging.