Battle Creek, MI — Snackwerks of Michigan, LLC, a mid-scale manufacture, has installed a second line that has more than doubles capacity and brings 40 jobs to the local economy, the company reports. Additionally, Gunther Brinkman has been appointed general manager for the snack maker. ...
Goodyear, AZ — Ferrero U.S.A, Inc. is opening a distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, expected to be operational by mid-March, according to the candymaker. The 643,796-square-feet facility will add 50 jobs to the local economy during its first year. “Ferrero is investing in our ... Read More »
Carle Place, NY — 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. is acquiring PersonalizationMall.com, LLC, an online retailer of custom products, from Bed, Bath & Beyond, Inc. The deal is valued at approximately $252 million and subject to customary closing conditions, the purchasing company reports. The transaction will include ... Read More »
New York — During 2018, the sorbitol market grew 5.7 percent to reach $1.31 billion in sales, according to Marketysers Global Consulting LLP’s Reports and Data division, which anticipates total sales to reach $2.18 billion by 2027. The growth projection is based on growing ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — Available nationwide starting in April, The Hershey Co. is debuting limited-edition Kit Kat Birthday Cake bars, which feature cake-flavored white crème accented with sprinkles, the first time the colorful inclusions have been added to the brand. “Kit Kat as a brand ... Read More »
Wayzata, MN — Developed to recognize candymakers across the U.S. that are elevating the art of confections, Cargill, Inc. has initiated the Peter’s Chocolate Award of Distinction. In its inaugural year, the 12 candymakers will receive the honor. Winning chocolatiers, who all use Peter’s Chocolate, ... Read More »
McLean, VA — FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), a food allergy research, advocacy and education organization has partnered with organic candy company YummyEarth, Inc. to raise awareness around life with food allergies and inspire support for the food allergy community. The partnership, according ... Read More »
Washington — In an editorial posted on FoodDive to coincide with Valentine’s Day, World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) President Richard Scobey addressed concerns surrounding child labor in cocoa farming and what is being done to address them. In the opinion piece, Scobey stated: “The cocoa ... Read More »
Zurich, Switzerland — Barry Callebaut AG has opened a 3D printing studio, resulting in the first personalized 3D printed chocolates that can be produced at scale, the supplier claims. The launch was made through the company’s Mona Lisa decoration brand. Pablo Perversi, chief innovation, ... Read More »
Berkeley, CA — Roasted chickpea snack maker The Good Bean has acquired chips and puffs maker Beanitos LLC, creating the largest legume-based snacking portfolio in the U.S. with more than 26 items, the acquiring firm reports. The deal was directed through investments from growth equity ... Read More »
San Bernardino, CA — After closing a $12 million series C round of funding, Country Archer Jerky Co. reports it is again expanding and plans to move into a larger meat snack facility down the road from its current location. The move, slated for ... Read More »
Watertown, MA — Technology-based wastewater and biosolids management company Baswood, Inc. has been purchased by Cambrian Innovation Inc. The acquiring firm reports the deal will accelerate its vision to “treat industry as an ecosystem — extracting precious resources, like clean energy and clean water, ... Read More »
Arnhem, The Netherlands — Flavor continues to be one of the single most important factors weighing on consumers’ purchase decisions, and two thirds of global shoppers report a love for discovering new flavors, according to Innova Market Insights. The market research company notes flavor is ... Read More »
In This Issue: Get up to speed on the consumer demands that will move the market this year with our 2020 Trends Report. The issue also features segment reports covering organic candy, gummies and plant-based jerkies. NCA also shares a sneak preview of its research around sustainability in the issue and Divine Chocolate Ltd.’s Liz Miller is featured as an Industry Insider.