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 ...
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 »
Akron, NY – Big League Chew brand bubble gum is being released in a Double-Size Pouch format, by Ford Gum & Machine Co., Inc. The standup, reclosable packs hold the same amount of gum as two regular size pouches and are offered in 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 »
Kansas City, MO — Chad Lusk has been named senior vice-president and chief marketing officer for Hostess Brands, LLC, which is moving its marketing and category management team to a new corporate office in Chicago, the commercial baker reports. While some marketing and sales ... Read More »
Washington — More than one-third of U.S. consumers use shopping apps between two and five times per week, with nearly 30 percent saying they use them at least once a day, according to a survey by Visual Objects, a portfolio website for top creative ... Read More »
Zurich, Switzerland — Barry Callebaut AG increases sales volume 2.4 percent during the first half of this fiscal year, lifted by a 3.1 percent gain in volume during the second quarter and 6 percent growth in sales revenue, the supplier reports. The company’s Americas region ... 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.