Three Areas Retailers Should Focus Analytics On

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London — The shifting retail landscape and uncertain economic factors are forcing retailers to develop innovative solutions to improve sales and maintain market share. Merchants can focus on three key areas to apply analytics to meet these goals, according to global advisory company Quantzig. Forecasting ...
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Storck Debuts Retro Video Game, Hosting Mamba-Con Pop-Up

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San Diego — Adventures in Mamba World, a retro-style, side-scrolling video game based on the fruit chews brand, is being introduced by Storck USA L.P. during a convention and pop-up experience Mamba-Con, taking place in San Diego July 20 and 21, according to the ... Read More »

Hershey Named To Civic 50 List For Community Support

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Hershey, PA — For the sixth consecutive year, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Civic 50 list, which recognizes America’s most community-minded companies, according to the candymaker. The annual recognition, hosted by Points of Light, highlights how companies with revenues of $1 ... Read More »

Dorval Founder Jack Cappel Passes

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Nanuet, NY — Jack Cappel, founder of Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., died yesterday at the age of 100. Cappel was born in Montreal, Canada and served in the Canadian Army from 1939 to 1946. He emigrated to New York in 1949, and began his ... Read More »

Synergy Rolls Out Turmeric Formula For Functional Foods

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Wauconda, IL — Developed for functional snacks and beverages, Synergy Flavors, Inc. is introducing a turmeric formulating solution that pairs the spice with absorption-aiding ingredients. The spice is known for its earthy and bitter flavors, and is best absorbed when paired with healthy fats and ... Read More »

Yuksek Steps Down As PVM North America President, CEO

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Erlanger, KY – Mehmet Yuksek, president and CEO of Perfetti Van Melle North America, is stepping down effective August 17, according to the company. Mehmet has been with the company for more than 21 years. Fred King, CFO of the North American operation will serve as ... Read More »

Barry Callebaut Grows Sales Volume Nearly 7%

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Zurich — During the first nine months of its 2017/18 fiscal year, Barry Callebaut AG increased sales volume 6.9 percent, while revenue decreased 2.4 percent because of lower raw material prices, according to the supplier, which notes low input costs are passed onto its ... Read More »

Dollar Tree Opens 23rd Distribution Center, 15,000 Store

Chesapeake, VA — Dollar Tree, Inc. has opened a distribution center in Warrensburg, MO, the discount retailer’s 23rd, and its 15,000 store. The $110 million facility will serve the company’s midwestern store in 11 states. In addition to the Warrensburg center, Dollar Tree has broken ... Read More »

Siegel To Head Schubert’s North American Operations

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Charlotte, NC — Hartmut Siegel, former head of sales at Gerhard Schubert GmbH, is now CEO of Schubert North America. Siegel has close to 20 years of sales experience with Schubert GmbH. He takes over the lead role from Fritz Kipfer, managing direct of ... Read More »

Wakefern Names Keptner Senior Marketing VP

Keasbey, NJ — Supermarket industry veteran Erik Keptner has been named senior vice-president of marketing for Wakefern Food Corp. The company is the largest retailer-owned grocery cooperative in the U.S., comprising 50 members who independently own and operate 350 supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, ... Read More »

M&M’s Caramel Packs Give Consumers Access To Exclusive Events

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Hackettstown, NJ — Throughout the summer, packs of M&M’s Caramel will serve as all-access passes to one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC reports. The exclusive events will start with a special M&M’s Spotlight concert by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, being held July 25 ... Read More »

Private Brand Sales Surge, Room For Growth At Grocery

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Chicago — During 2017, private brand sales had dramatic increases, reaching $138 billion across the multi-outlet plus c-store channels in the U.S., according to a report from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). While private label sales have grown, research shows ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — May/June 2018

In this issue, experts share the challenges and opportunities facing the chewing gum sector, OCHO Candy details its innovative production process and how it is eyeing the mass market with its organic bars and IRI thought leaders give an overview of what is energizing candy and snack markets. Other articles include a deep-dive into the craft chocolate movement, the inside story on how Rudolph Foods Co., Inc. is shaking up the pork rind sector and segment reports covering organic candy, popcorn and malted milk products.

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