Belgrade, Serbia — Marking its first facility in southeast Europe, Barry Callebaut AG is constructing a production plant in Novi Sad, Serbia, about 56 miles from Belgrade, that is anticipated to be operational by 2021, according to the company. The supplier projects it will ...
London — The global compound chocolate market is anticipated to increase 5 percent, compounded annually, by 2023, according to Technavio. The market research company reports exponential growth of the global retail sector is one factor priming the market for growth. While Europe and North America ... Read More »
Akron, NY — Ford Gum & Machine Co, Inc., through a licensing agreement with Jelly Belly Candy Co., introduces Jelly Belly sugarfree gum based on popular flavors of the iconic jelly beans. “Jelly Belly is a powerhouse brand recognized around the globe for their ... Read More »
Bethlehem, PA — Through its Peeps Helping Peeps sweepstakes, Just Born, Inc. raised $70,000 to support local education programs developed by the United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV), the nonprofit organization. Jennifer Nallo, of Westminster, MD, won the grand prize in the contest and ... Read More »
Marshfield, WI — Free-Range Chicken, in original and spicy varieties, has been added to Nick’s Sticks meat snack line. The gluten-free 1.7-ounce sticks have no sugar or artificial colors, and are paleo, Whole30 and keto approved, according to the company. “The addition of Free-Range Chicken ... Read More »
Deerfield, IL — Mondelez International, Inc. has made a minority investment in Hu Master Holdings, LLC, parent company of Hu Products and Hu Kitchen, a U.S.-based snack maker specializing in minimally processed, high-quality items, according to the global CPG company. This marks the second investment ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — Steve Voskuil, Rohit Grover, Terry O’Day and Jason Reiman are joining the executive team at The Hershey Co., reporting to President and CEO Michele Buck. “These appointments are testament to Hershey’s internal succession planning and its ability to attract deeply experienced ... Read More »
New York — Loacker USA, Inc. is presenting the third annual PowerMom Celebration and has partnered with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal to host a Facebook live session in May 11th that will include a motherhood-dedicated discussion and Q&A with the movie star. As part of the ... Read More »
Hackettstown, NJ — Highlighting an alternative use for Twix bars, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC has unveiled the Twix Meltdown device. The gadget holds one Twix and allows consumers to place the bar into a cup of hot coffee and pull out only the cookie, ... Read More »
Modesto, CA — The Almond Board of California (ABC) has received the GMA Food Safety Award from the International Association for Food Protection, recognizing the board’s “preeminence in and contributions to the field of food safety.” ABC has funded research and innovation leading to ... Read More »
Zurich, Switzerland — Barry Callebaut AG has established traceability for one-third of its global cocoa volume, a key step in the supplier’s goal of sourcing only sustainable ingredients by 2025, the company reports. The industrial chocolate maker prioritized traceability for its supply chains in Ghana ... Read More »
Washington, DC — NCA has named Lynn Wylie senior director of industry affairs, a new position focused on building and strengthening relationships with retail customers, wholesalers and distributors, According to the Association Wylie’s role includes driving engagement and participation in industry initiatives and NCA ... Read More »
Miami — Steve Honorowski has been appointed southeast regional vice-president of Tierra Nueva, company majority owner ProspEquity Partners reports, while Keith Edwards has been named midwest regional vice-president. Both will focus on expanding the company’s Coffee Thins distribution in key channels. With more than ... Read More »
In this issue: Review the 2019 NCA State of the Industry Conference, including exclusive interviews with this year’s Confectionery Leadership Award winners, and relive ISM with our in-depth event coverage. Get ready for this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo with our robust pre-show planner. Segment reports in this issue include taffy, dried fruit as well as a look at the emerging cocktail flavor trend.