Battle Creek, MI — Just in time for the Thanksgiving season, Kellogg Co. is bringing the flavor of roasted turkey to its Pringles brand. The flavor, part of the brand’s Thanksgiving Dinner Kit for the past two years, is being offered as a limited ...
Singapore — Between October 2015 and October 2019, the Sustainable Certified Coconut Oil Production program (SCNO) trained more than 4,100 coconut farmers in good agricultural and processing practices and farm management, while 1,600 received additional training to meet Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standards, Cargill, Inc. ... Read More »
Hebron, KY — Dr. Allen Ross, father of Galerie CEO Richard Ross and co-founder of the company, passed away on November 11. He was 87. According to his son: “He watched us go from the Jelly Bean factory in 1976 to Galerie Au Chocolate ... Read More »
Los Angeles — The Bristol Luxury Group has purchased “substantially” all of the assets of Sugarfina, Inc. and its affiliates in a sale approved by the U.S. bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The deal comes less than two months after the initial ... Read More »
New York, NY – Loacker USA Inc. launches Duality chocolate bars with two layers of chocolate. Each bar has a layer of 38% milk chocolate topped with a layer of white caramel chocolate and each layer has wafer crispies for a textural experience. Featuring ... Read More »
Austin, TX — Sensory marketing has a positive emotional, cognitive and behavioral impact when shopping in brick-and-mortar locations, according to in-store media provider Mood Media Corp., which reports that when sensory experiences are applied sales can increase by as much as 10 percent. In ... Read More »
Deerfield, IL — Mondelez International‘s first-ever State of Snacking report, a global consumer trends study examining the role snacking plays across the world in meeting consumers’ evolving needs, reveals the rise of global snacking, underscored by regional parallels demonstrating how snacks are helping lead ... Read More »
London — Global sales for compound chocolate are expected to grow 5 percent, compounded annually, by 2023, according to Technavio. The projections would result in $3.37 billion in incremental growth. The research company reports the market will be driven by retail expansion and strong ... Read More »
Hackettstown, NJ — Yellow is the least favorite Skittles flavor in America, based on research conducted by Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC into the the meaning behind the ways people eat the chewy candies. The research was done to coincide with the 30th anniversary ... Read More »
Zurich, Switzerland — During Barry Callebaut AG’s 2018/2019 fiscal year, the supplier increased sales volume more than 5.1 percent, outpacing the global chocolate growth rate of 1.8 percent, the company reports. Sales revenue was up 7.8 percent, in local currencies, for the year. Sales volume ... Read More »
Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. debuted a new logo and brand transformation campaign, focused on celebrating its “love of all customers and associates, food-first culture and long history as America’s favorite grocer.” “Kroger’s new brand launch is a unifying framework for our seamless shopping ... Read More »
Chicago — Dollar sales for private label products increased 3.8 percent during 2019, a growth rate that is twice what national brands saw during the year, according to IRI, which notes shoppers are drawn to store brands for quality as well as value. “While shoppers ... Read More »
Cashmere, WA — Liberty Orchards Co., Inc., which has been manufacturing its flagship Aplets & Cotlets brands at its factory in Cashmere, WA, for nearly 100 years, says it is looking for ways to take advantage of growth opportunities, including a possible merger, sale or ... 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.