CP Kelco Expands Oklahoma Gellan Gum Production Facility

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Okmulgee, OK — CP Kelco U.S., Inc. has expanded production capabilities for Kelcogel brand gellan gum production at its Okmulgee plant. The move, which follows similar expansion at the company’s Wulian, China plant, was in response to growing global demand for biogum ingredients, according ...
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Leclerc Upgrades To Next Cavemil System For Chocolate-Topped Cookies

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Québec — Sacmi Packaging & Chocolate recently installed a Next Cavemil chocolate moulding line in Biscuits Leclerc Ltd.’s flagship Québec facility. The 114-year-old company is a manufacturer of cookies, crackers and snack bars. To produce its Celebration cookies, which feature a moulded chocolate medallion ... Read More »

Kellogg Donates $1 Million To No Kid Hungry

Battle Creek, MI — Kellogg Co. has donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry to expand school breakfast programs. The company’s Special Channels business has also partnered with No Kid Hungry on the Elevate the Plate Challenge to award school foodservice directors who share ... Read More »

Planters Putting Cheez Balls Back Into Everyday Line

Chicago — Following overwhelming consumer support for the limited-edition run of Planters Cheez Balls this past year, The Kraft Heinz Co. reports it is moving the “neon orange ’90s snack” back into its everyday offerings. To mark the rerelease, the company is giving consumers the ... Read More »

Product Ordering Added To Hershey Solutions Online Portal

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Hershey, PA — Starting this summer, registered retailers will be able to place orders on the Hershey Solutions online portal, which helps c-store operators capitalize on the latest product releases and shopper trends, according to The Hershey Co. “We want to see our convenience store ... Read More »

Bell Names Two To Headquarter Positions

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Northbrook, IL — Mike Barron has been named senior manager, enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation and application for Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., while Sheila Ulbrich has been appointed general counsel. Both will work out of the flavor supplier’s Northbrook headquarters. Barron brings a wealth ... Read More »

Hershey Invests In Snack Brand Fulfil, Blue Stripes Cacao Shop Concept

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Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. has made minority investments in emerging nutrition bar brand Fulfil Holdings Ltd. and Blue Stripes Cacao Shop, an experiential retail concept, the candymaker reports. Fulfil makes vitamin fortified, high-protein nutrition bars for the UK and Ireland markets. Blue ... Read More »

Quaker Chewy Aims To Raise $250K For AdoptAClassroom.org

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Chicago — The Quaker Oats Co.’s Chewy granola bar brand is working with AdoptAClassroom.org to raise up to $250,000 to benefit schools in need, the company reports. Quaker has teamed with actor Neil Patrick Harris to promote the program. Until September 30, Quaker will ... Read More »

Meijer Hosts Back-To-College Events Across Midwest

Grand Rapids, MI — Midwest retailer Meijer, Inc. is hosting shopping events celebrating back-to-school for  21 colleges across the region. The retailer kicks off its Meijer Back-to-College promotion this week, hosting a total of 23 events through September. The annual Back-to-College events celebrate incoming ... Read More »

Mondelez Teams Brands With Activision Crash Bandicoot Game

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East Hanover, NJ — Packs for Sour Patch Kids and Trident Vibes brands are being released with graphics of video game character Crash Bandicoot, and contain codes to unlock one of four in-game items in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled as part of a joint promotion ... Read More »

Pretzels, Inc. Expands Leadership Team

Bluffton, IN — Tim Jax has been named vice-president of marketing and innovation for Pretzels, Inc., while Carey Hoffman has joined the company as director of R&D. The new hires come on the recent announcement of a 120,000-square-foot expansion at the snack maker’s Plymouth, ... Read More »

Promotion In Motion To Receive Legacy Award At ShowEast

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New York — The Promotion in Motion Cos., Inc. will receive the first ever ShowEast Legacy Award at the trade event for motion picture industry professionals. The award will be presented by the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC), and accepted by Michael Rosenberg, president ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — July/August 2019

In This Issue: Review the highlights from the 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo, and learn where the show is heading with our exclusive interview with Expo Committee Chairman Ed Seibolt. Get insights into cotton candy and sour product sectors from leading manufacturers. The issue also features company profiles of Bazooka Candy Brands and Cookies United, LLC, and seasonal product sections for 2020 Valentine’s Day and Easter.

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