Innovations, Changing Lifestyles To Propel Snack Market

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Dublin — The global sweet and savory snack market, which is anticipated to grow more than 6 percent by 2024, will be driven by product innovations, changing consumer lifestyles and increasing eating occasions for snacks, according to Researchandmarkets.com. Sector sales are expected to reach ...
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Ferrara Awards $50K In Scholarships

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Oak Brook, IL — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. has given 10 $5,000 scholarships to children of its employees, the candymaker report, as part of the Ferrara USA Scholarship Program that launched in 2017. “At the Ferrara Candy Company, we’re committed to ‘Sharing Goodness’ in the ... Read More »

Supervalu Ups Ecomm Offerings With Instacart Partnership

Eden Prairie, MN — More than 3,000 independently owned retail stores supplied by Supervalu, Inc. will begin offering online shopping and delivery services in more than 240 metro areas following an agreement between the retailer and Instacart, an ecommerce and delivery platform. Instacart offers ... Read More »

Fine & Raw Revamps Packaging, Adds Two Bars

Brooklyn, NY — Craft chocolatier Fine & Raw has redesigned the graphics on its packaging to give the product “a natural look that reflects its chocolate creations,” according to founder and acting art director Daniel Sklaar. The graphics are described by the company as “Enlivened ... Read More »

Packaged Foods To Drive Processing Equipment Sales

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Dublin — The global food processing equipment market is expected to grow nearly 6 percent by 2022, in large part because of growth in packaged foods, according to Reseachandmarkets.com During the forecast period, worldwide packaged food sales are anticipated to increase more than 17 percent. ... Read More »

TNA Names Teri Johnson Division Sales Manager

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Dallas — Teri Johnson has been promoted by TNA Solutions Pty Ltd. to division sales manager — North America, responsible for providing leadership to local sales teams and contributing to regional marketing and business strategy, the supplier reports. In her new role, Johnson will also ... Read More »

Cargill Invests $14M In Belgian Chocolate Facility

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Mouscron, Belgium — Cargill, Inc. has invested $14 million in its Mouscron facility to increases capacity for liquid milk and dark chocolate production, the supplier reports. The new line, which is anticipated to start operating in the final quarter of this year, was installed to ... Read More »

Three Strategies Harnessed By Fastest Growing CPG Companies

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Chicago — Research from The Boston Consulting Group and Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) finds differentiating offerings, targeting consumers with greater precision and complementing organic growth with inorganic growth are three tactics used by the CPG industry’s top performers to distinguish themselves from competition. Differentiated ... Read More »

Susslin Joins Vermont Nut Free Chocolates As Sales Director

New York — Brian Susslin joins Vermont Nut Free Chocolates as director of sales, the company reports. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the confectionery industry to the producer of 100 percent peanut and tree nut free chocolates. During his career, Susslin has ... Read More »

Promotion In Motion Among Top CPG Growth Leaders

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Allendale, NJ — For the fourth consecutive year, The Promotion In Motion Cos., Inc. has been named to the list of fastest growing North American CPG companies, according to a study from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The Boston Consulting Group. Promotion In Motion ranked ... Read More »

Specialty Foods Hit Sales Record During 2017

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New York — This past year sales of specialty foods hit a record $140.3 billion, according to the Specialty Food Association (SFA), which notes the sector remains one of the fastest growing food segments with 65 percent of consumers purchasing specialty products. Between 2015 ... Read More »

Growing Awareness, Options To Drive Global Gluten-Free Market

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Dublin — With incidents of celiac and other gluten allergy cases rising, coupled with increasing awareness for the product claim, the global gluten-free market is expected to grow 8.1 percent by 2026, according to Research and Markets. Additionally, gluten-free bakeries are expanding exponentially in ... 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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