CandyRific Inks Licensing Contract With Nickelodeon

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Louisville, KY — CandyRific, LLC has been awarded the Nickelodeon contract for all future novelty fan sales, according to the candymaker. The deal will bear fruit this summer with the launch of PAW Patrol licensed fans, while SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles items ...
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Nestlé Japan Debuts Cacao Fruit Chocolate Made Without Refined Sugar


Kobe City, Japan — Made with white pulp and beans from cocoa pods, Cacao Fruit Chocolate is being introduced under the KitKat line from Nestlé Japan this fall, according to the CPG company, which notes the chocolate has no refined sugar. Nestlé reports it ... Read More »

Bosch Sells Packaging Group To Private Equity Firm


Stuttgart, Germany — The packaging machinery business of Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH, based in Waiblingen, Germany, has been acquired by a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC). The pharma and food units will remain intact, the company reports. Based in ... Read More »

Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Tops Sustainalytics Ranking

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Zurich, Switzerland — Forever Chocolate, Barry Callebaut AG’s sustainability plan, was ranked number one in sustainability strategy for the packaged foods industry in Sustainalytics annual assessment of nearly 180 CPG companies, the supplier reports. “What amazing recognition of our investments into a sustainable chocolate supply ... Read More »

Cocoa Product Sales To Grow 3.1% Through 2026

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Portland, OR — Worldwide sales for cocoa products are anticipated to reach $30.2 billion in 2026, representing a 3.1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to Allied Market Research, which reports the sector generated $24.5 billion in sales during 2019. Innovations in confectionery products, ... Read More »

Kum & Go Selected For First Mars Wrigley Merchandising Incubator Initiative

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Hackettstown, NJ — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC has chosen Kum & Go, L.C. as its first Innovative Merchandising Incubator program participant.   The c-store chain will receive custom solutions to drive sales and “seamlessly improve its merchandising as new products and trends continue to ... Read More »

TreeHouse Foods Selling Snack Division To Atlas Holdings

Oak Brook, IL — In a deal valued at $90 million, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. has entered a definitive agreement to sell its snack division to Atlas Holdings LLC. The transaction is anticipated to close this quarter. TreeHouse’s snack division is a leader in nuts and ... Read More »

Exploration, Sensorial Experiences Among Innova Flavor Trends

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Arnhem, The Netherlands — Shoppers seeking exciting and novel tastes is leading flavor development, while interest in natural and clean label option are also impacting R&D decisions, according to Innova Market Insights. The research company highlights the follow five flavor trends to watch for the ... Read More »

Brokerage Founder Fred Mueller Dies At 89


Urbandale, IA — Fred Mueller, an original partner in Mueller-Yurgae Associates and confectionery salesman, passed away June 30. Services will be held July 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ilse Westover Funeral Home in Des Moises, IA. Born July 12, 1929, on Chicago’s ... Read More »

Barry Callebaut Building Global Distribution Center In Belgium

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Lokeren, Belgium — Barry Callebaut AG is further ingraining its business in Belgium with the construction of a global distribution center (GDC) that will include a low bay and fully automated high bay warehouse that will have a combined capacity of more than 60,000 kilograms ... Read More »

Dick Kahler, Carter-Kahler Co-Founder, Passes


Tacoma, WA — Dick Kahler, one of the founders of brokerage Carter-Kahler, Inc., passed away June 29 from congestive heart failure. He was 84. Kahler dedicated his professional life to the confectionery industry, from specialty candy to working with Brown & Haley and later his ... Read More »

Utz Teams With WeStock ‘Crowd-Stocking’ App

Hanover, PA — Utz Quality Foods, LLC has become affiliated with the WeStock “crowd-stocking” app, which allows consumers to discover and request products, in turn influencing retail purchasing decisions, according to the snack maker. “In this rapidly changing, data-driven marketplace, we were impressed with WeStock’s ... Read More »

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