Jack’s Candy Names DeDominicis COO, Steinacker Sales VP

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Los Angeles — Wholesaler Jack’s Candy & Toy has appointed Paul DeDominicis COO and Greg Steinacker vice-president of sales. Both join the company from SweetWorks Confections LLC, where they held sales roles. Prior to SweetWorks, Steinacker was national account manager for Bee International, Inc. and ...
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Ferrara, Nestlé Roll Out Combined Sales Force

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Chicago — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. and Nestlé USA, Inc. presented a combined sales force to the trade this morning for the first time since coming together under the Ferrero Group umbrella. “We view the merger as bringing together two very strong portfolios and ... Read More »

Spangler Buys NECCO For Reported $18.8M

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Boston — Spangler Candy Co. has purchased New England Confectionery Co. (NECCO) for a reported $18.8 million during an auction in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Boston, according to local news outlets. The Boston Globe reports Spangler topped offers from Round Hill Investments LLC and ... Read More »

Making Sure Licenses Resonate With Shoppers

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Chicago — Even with only a cursory jog around the show floor, it is nearly impossible to not notice the slew of licensed products being rolled out to the trade. But how can retailers and manufacturers ensure they are selecting properties that resonate with shoppers? ... Read More »

Barry Callebaut Earns First Ruby Award

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Chicago — The first ever Ruby Award for Supplier Innovation was presented yesterday morning to Barry Callebaut A.G. USA?LLC for its Ruby chocolate. In presenting the award, NCA President & CEO John Downs explained that the company’s product was the inspiration for the award ... Read More »

Cake Delights Named Best In Show, Vosges Takes Small Business Innovator Award At Expo

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Chicago — Manufacturers, buyers and marketers gathered in the Discovery Theater yesterday to toast the winners of the 2018 Most Innovative New Product Awards. Best in Show honors went to Bakery Petites Double Chocolate Cake Delights from Hostess Brands, LLC (Booth 2183). Described by ... Read More »

Goetze Steps Up To Accept 2018 Kettle Award

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Chicago — The 2018 Kettle Award was presented to Mitchell Goetze, chief executive officer, Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc., last evening during a reception at the Union League Club of Chicago. Accepting the award, Goetze paid an emotional tribute to his mentors, while graciously acknowledging ... Read More »

Smarties Reveals Updated Packs, Logo, Smoothie Variety

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Chicago — During the Sweets & Snacks Expo, Smarties Candy Co.  hosted a reveal ceremony for its new logo and packaging, which have been updated for the first time in 10 years, according to the candymaker. The nearly 70-year old candy company also debut ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — May/June 2018

In this issue, experts share the challenges and opportunities facing the chewing gum sector, OCHO Candy details its innovative production process and how it is eyeing the mass market with its organic bars and IRI thought leaders give an overview of what is energizing candy and snack markets. Other articles include a deep-dive into the craft chocolate movement, the inside story on how Rudolph Foods Co., Inc. is shaking up the pork rind sector and segment reports covering organic candy, popcorn and malted milk products.

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