Bellwood, IL — For the second year, Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. is hosting a “Trunk-or-Treat” event in Bellwood, IL, the candymaker reports. This past year’s installment attracted more than 300 local kids. Taking place October 25, from 4 to 6 pm, the kid-friendly Halloween ...
Parsippany, NJ — Ferrero USA, Inc. is expanding its Somerset, NJ, facility with a $9 million expansion that will add nearly 100 jobs and brings the facility to a total of 67,000 square feet of packaging and warehousing space, according to the candymaker. Since 2016, ... Read More »
New York — Opening a physical store leads to a 37 percent gain, on average, in overall traffic to a retailer’s website, according to “The Halo Effect: How Bricks Impact Clicks” study from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Additionally, new brick-and-mortar locations increase ... Read More »
Washington — NCA President and CEO John Downs highlighted the Always A Treat Initiative and the industry’s high-character leadership in an Q&A piece by Forbes. “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to represent an industry that has these great treats with the emotional bond ... Read More »
Los Angeles — White Chocolaty Razzberry protein cookies are joining the Lenny & Larry’s, LLC The Complete Cookie line for the 2018 holiday season. According to the company, the product blends buttery smooth white chips with sweet tart dried raspberries and the four-ounce version has 10 grams of ... Read More »
Deerfield Beach, FL — Inspired by the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, IT’SUGAR is launching an exclusive Stranger Things confectionery line, according to the specialty retailer. The products incorporate key themes from the show, such as Gummy Waffles, Missing Barb Malted Milk Ball Cartons, Edible Slime from ... Read More »
Washington — A survey of 3,000 U.S. adults found that 89 percent shop discount retailers, with dollar stores being the most popular, followed by outlets such as TJ Maxx and discount grocers, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Further, shopping discounters slashes across age ... Read More »
Ponchatoula, LA — To give people an accurate view of today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to career opportunities in the field, Elmer Chocolate invited students and teachers from nearby schools to tour its facility during Manufacturing Day. “We are extremely pleased to host an ... Read More »
Deerfield, IL — Mondelez International, Inc. has committed to making all of its packaging recyclable and providing recycling information by 2025 as part of its strategy for a circular packaging economy and to deliver on its long-term goal of zero-net waste packaging, the CPG company ... Read More »
Toano, VA — To help aid recovery efforts in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, First Source, LLC has donated 10 pallets of products, while its employees have given necessary items such as clothing, money and toiletries. The company partnered with END22 and the organization’s volunteers, ... Read More »
Cleveland, TN — To support production of its new Hazelnut Spread M&M’s, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is investing $142 million in its 40-year-old Cleveland, TN, manufacturing facility, according to the Cleveland Daily Banner. Nearly 80 full-time jobs will be created because of the ... Read More »
Reston, VA — Sales for packaging machinery are anticipated to increase 2.8 percent by 2021, reaching $42.2 billion, according to PMMI. Factors driving growth include increasing populations, heightened sustainability concerns, growing spending power in developing markets, growing popularity for flexible packaging and developments in smart ... Read More »
New York — Terrence Joseph Rooney has been elected president of Loacker USA Inc. by the wafer and confection manufacturer’s board of directors. Rooney was previously president, North America Confections, for Mondelez International, Inc. He has also served as vice-president, national channels, and vice-president, general ... Read More »
In this issue: Discover what is driving sales for the licorice sector, how the premium trend is benefiting chocolate-covered caramels and ways hard candy makers are meeting shifting lifestyle preferences. Other articles include an exclusive look at Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC a year after integration, a roundup of items leveraging natural sweeteners, a Q&A with NACS leadership and a summer 2019 product preview.