Mondi Develops Fully Recyclable Polypropylene Films


Vienna, Austria — Paper and packaging supplier Mondi Ltd. has developed fully recyclable polypropylene film that is suitable for thermoforming, making it suitable for use in modified atmosphere packaging and vacuum packs, according to the company. The coextruded material includes a top and bottom web, ...
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YPN Future Leaders Offer Insights On Today’s Industry


Washington DC — Members of NCA’s Future Leadership Program Class of 2019, part of the Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN)  recently sat down with Candy & Snack TODAY to talk about career moves and category trends. Speaking on trends, Michele Polito notes that from ... Read More »

CPG Industry Ranks 5th In Brand Intimacy Study, Hershey Tops Category

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New York — The consumer goods industry ranked fifth in Emblem LLC’s (MBLM) 2019 Brand Intimacy Study, which ranks industries based the “emotional science that measures the bond consumers form with brands.” The Hershey Co. topped the consumer goods ranking, edging out The Campbell Soup ... Read More »

Hershey Named To Civic 50 List For 7th Consecutive Year

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Hershey, PA — For the seventh consecutive year, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Civic 50 list, complied by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, the candymaker reports. During 2018, Hershey reached nearly 11 million people through investments ... Read More »

Wyandot Snacks CFO Elected To Ohio Chamber Of Commerce

Marion, OH — Wyandot, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Robert A. Wentz has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Ohio Chamber of Commerce board of directors. “Bob understands the needs of Ohio businesses,” says Andrew E Doehrel, president & CEO of the ... Read More »

New Cocoa Butter From AAK Slows Formation Of Bloom

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Louisville, KY — COBAO Pure is a new cocoa butter from AAK AB that delivers improved bloom-retarding effects in a range of applications including milk and dark chocolate tablets, coated and filled products and dark chocolate with nuts, according to the company. It delays ... Read More »

Specialty, Natural Brands Show Strength At Easter

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Chicago — During Easter week, dollar sales for conventional candy brands were down 2.7 percent compared to the same period during 2018, according to SPINS, LLC, which reports during Easter week 2019 specialty and natural candy sales increased 1.3 percent. Specialty and natural items accounted ... Read More »

Big League Chew Promotion Includes Up To $50,000 Donation To Local Youth Baseball Program


Akron, NY – Ford Gum & Machine Co. and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are teaming for the Whirl Series promotion featuring the company’s Big League Chew brand. Beginning today and running through August 17, consumers can participate in an online ... Read More »

ProAmpac’s Hartford Facility Gets SQF Certification

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Hartford, WI — ProAmpac, LLC’s Hartford, WI, plant has achieved SQF certification, according to the supplier. It is the company’s 10th facility to receive the global food safety designation. “This is one more step in ProAmpac’s commitment to provide food-safe packaging to our customers from ... Read More »

Mondelez International Invests $6 Million In Product Development Center


Deerfield, IL — Mondelez International, Inc. is investing $6 million in its Reading Science Centre in the UK to support the development of new chocolate, biscuit and candy products, serving more than 150 different countries. The Reading Science Centre, according to the company, currently ... Read More »

Bartek Marks 50th Anniversary With Brand Refresh, Facility Investments

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Stoney Creek, Ontario — Bartek Ingredients Inc. is unveiling a new brand identity at IFT Food Expo 2019 as the supplier of malic and fumaric acid marks its 50th anniversary. In addition to the refreshed logo, the company has also invested in its facilities and ... Read More »

Godiva Names Martin Reid Chief Supply Chain Officer


New York — Martin Reid has been named chief supply chain officer for Godiva Chocolatier, owned by Yildiz Holding S.A., and will be charged with evolving the supply chain to support the company’s goal of growing the business fivefold in the coming six years, ... Read More »

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