London — Global sales for natural food colors are expected to increase 8.4 percent, compounded annually, by 2027, according to Meticulous Research, which projects the market value at $3.2 billion at the end of the forecast period. During 2019, the carmine segment controlled the ...
Reading, PA – Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. is teaming with Bikes & Beers to support the nation’s largest virtual cycling event, intended to increase awareness for local breweries across the country, many of which have closed temporarily due to health concerns related to the ... Read More »
Boulder, CO — Undercover Chocolate Co.’s Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate crispy quinoa clusters took the top prize in the sweet or dessert category at this year’s Nexty Awards, presented by Natural Product Expo West organizer New Hope Network. The clusters, which are gluten- and nut-free, ... Read More »
Bethlehem, PA — Just Born, Inc. has suspended production at its Bethlehem and Philadelphia facilities through at least April 7, 2020 in response to the “rapidly evolving COVID=19 situation,” according to a statement from the company. The third-generation family- owned business stated that “the ... Read More »
East Hanover, N.J. — Undercover Chocolate Co. launches Undercover Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate crispy quinoa lightly covered in premium chocolate. According to the company, the product is gluten- and nut-free. The company notes all products in the Undercover line are school safe, allergy-friendly and ... Read More »
Deerfield, IL — Advancing critical food stability and emergency relief work in the global effort to combat coronavirus, Mondelez International, Inc. is donating $15 million in financial and in-kind support to its community partners. In separate news, the company became a signatory of the ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — Two-legged dog Lieutenant Dan has won the 2020 Cadbury Bunny Tryouts contest, The Hershey Co. reports, and will net $5,000 for its owner and a spot in the brand’s ad campaign. The candymaker also made a $10,000 donation to The American ... Read More »
Washington, DC — Earlier today NCA’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation by the Executive Committee to cancel the 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo. In a statement to the industry, NCA President & CEO John Downs said: “Of course, we are disappointed not ... Read More »
Boston — To help see small chocolatiers through shutdowns and other disruptions caused by coronavirus, the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) is hosting the #StayHomeWithChocolate Festival. The digital event, running March 24 to 28, stretches across five continents with interactive programming to learn ... Read More »
Boston — A vast majority of CPG brands, 71 percent, report they are “merely keeping pace or catching up” when it comes to ecommerce, according to a joint survey conducted by Kantar Group and Profitero Ltd. Just 17 percent of survey respondents believe their organizations ... Read More »
New York — Market research company GfK SE reports 85 percent of U.S. shoppers expect to change their purchase behaviors as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Adjustments include preparing food more often, shopping during non-peak hours, relying on ecommerce more, and postponing or canceling personal ... Read More »
Washington — As the nation is shrouded in shadows of uncertainty from the coronavirus, NCA President & CEO John Downs is urging government officials from the federal level to local representatives to take decisive actions to ensure the ongoing vitality of small businesses. Chief among ... Read More »
Atlanta — Helping retailers as well as consumers make a decision from its line of more than 50 flavors, Cotton Cravings is releasing four-flavor theme packs in grab & go containers. The data-driven flavor selections feature motifs such as Fresh & Fun Summer featuring ... Read More »
In this issue: Discover the latest movements shaping the licorice market and what manufacturers have in store for the filled lollipop sector. Get a preview of what candymakers are planning to offer for Christmas and Halloween 2020, and review how the industry performed this past winter holiday. The issue also features a contributed piece on essential strategies for remaining relevant in today’s fast-moving market as well as a report on how regional potato chip manufacturers stay top-of-mind with shoppers in an ultra-competitive sector.