Bell Receives Certification For Organic Flavor Production

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Northbrook, IL — Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.’s Northbrook facility has been USDA certified for organic flavor production, the supplier reports. The certification covers more than 100 flavors from liquid compounding, spray dry and dry blending manufacturing areas, according to Bell. Quality Assurance International, an ...
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Downs Highlights Industry’s Significance To Economy, Well-Being In Op-Ed


Washington — NCA President and CEO John Downs pointed out the important role the confectionery industry plays in the U.S. economy and “special moments with family and friends,” in a piece highlighting National Candy Month published on “Nearly 54,000 Americans work in confectionery ... Read More »

C-Store Loyalty Programs Hedge Against Channel’s Biggest Concerns


Atlanta — The majority of U.S. adult consumers, nearly 90 percent, visit c-stores, yet store owners report decreasing store visits and attracting new customers are among the channel’s most pressing concerns. However, loyalty programs give merchants the ability to best both of these challenges, according ... Read More »

Hershey Bringing Iconic Flavors To Dunkin Donuts

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Canton, MA — The Hershey Co. is teaming with Dunkin Donuts to bring Kit Kat, Heath and cookies ‘n’ cream flavors to bakery and beverages at the coffee chain. The limited-edition offerings include Kit Kat Coolattas, a vanilla bean beverage mixed with pieces of ... Read More »

Celebrating A Century Of Claeys Candy


South Bend, IN — About half of all businesses shutter after five years, while 70 percent close after a decade, according to a Harvard Business School study. Claeys Candy, Inc. is bucking those trends, as the hard candy, chocolate and fudge purveyor is celebrating ... Read More »

NCA Celebrates Candy Month With Treat Drops At Metro Stops


Washington — As part of the National Candy Month celebration, NCA staff handed out treats at four of the busiest Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stops to “bring a little enjoyment to the morning” for commuters in the nation’s capital, according to the Association. ... Read More »

Global Energy Bar Market To Grow Close To 5% By 2023

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London — Increasing demand for sports nutrition and shoppers seeking multifunction products is expected to drive the global energy bar market, which is projected to have a 5 percent compound annual growth rate through 2023, according to Technavio. The worldwide sports nutrition industry is expected ... Read More »

Mondi Develops Fully Recyclable Polypropylene Films


Vienna, Austria — Paper and packaging supplier Mondi Ltd. has developed fully recyclable polypropylene film that is suitable for thermoforming, making it suitable for use in modified atmosphere packaging and vacuum packs, according to the company. The coextruded material includes a top and bottom web, ... Read More »

YPN Future Leaders Offer Insights On Today’s Industry


Washington DC — Members of NCA’s Future Leadership Program Class of 2019, part of the Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN)  recently sat down with Candy & Snack TODAY to talk about career moves and category trends. Speaking on trends, Michele Polito notes that from ... Read More »

CPG Industry Ranks 5th In Brand Intimacy Study, Hershey Tops Category

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New York — The consumer goods industry ranked fifth in MBLM’s 2019 Brand Intimacy Study, which ranks industries based the “emotional science that measures the bond consumers form with brands.” The Hershey Co. topped the consumer goods ranking, edging out The Campbell Soup Co.; ... Read More »

Hershey Named To Civic 50 List For 7th Consecutive Year

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Hershey, PA — For the seventh consecutive year, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Civic 50 list, complied by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, the candymaker reports. During 2018, Hershey reached nearly 11 million people through investments ... Read More »

Wyandot Snacks CFO Elected To Ohio Chamber Of Commerce

Marion, OH — Wyandot, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Robert A. Wentz has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Ohio Chamber of Commerce board of directors. “Bob understands the needs of Ohio businesses,” says Andrew E Doehrel, president & CEO of the ... Read More »

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