Pfluger To Leave Lindt & Sprungli By End Of 2018

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Kilchberg, Switzerland  – Andreas Pfluger, a member of the management group of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, will retire by the end of the year, according to the company. In a press release, the company states Pfluger’s duties as a group management member will ...
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Demand For Packaged Food To Propel Global Flavors Market

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Pune, India – Consumer demand for processed foods and beverages is rising, in turn increasing demand for flavors, according to MarketsandMarkets Research Private Ltd., which projects global flavor sales to grow 4.8 percent by 2023. The research company notes demand for natural flavors is ... Read More »

Hershey CFO, SVP Little To Retire In 2019

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Hershey, PA — Patricia Little, senior vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) for The Hershey Co., intends to retire in the spring of 2019. She has held the CFO role since joining the company in 2015, according to the candymaker. “Patricia has been a ... Read More »

Mars Wrigley Confectionery Unveils Range Hitting Stores For Halloween

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Chicago — Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC revealed a range of new items set to hit store shelves in time for the Halloween 2018 selling season. Under the M&M’s brand the company is debuting milk chocolate and peanut candies in glow in the dark ... Read More »

Cereal Bar Market Poised To Grow Nearly 4%

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Dublin — The worldwide cereal bar market is anticipated to grow 3.9 percent, compounded annually, reaching $15.3 million by 2023, according to Research and Markets. The research company notes the sector is increasing popularity across demographics, largely driven by preferences for snack and energy bars ... Read More »

Mentos Brand Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America

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Erlanger, KY – Perfetti Van Melle North American is introducing limited edition Mentos “Say Hello” mints as part of a Pay It Forward promotion for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Each mint is printed with a message, including suggestions on connecting with others such as ... Read More »

Hostess, Angry Birds Partner On Promotion, Sweepstakes

Kansas City, MO — Hostess Brands, LLC and Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment Oyj are teaming on a promotion and sweepstakes that will award a trip to Hawaii, according to the snack company.  As part of the program, graphics from the game will be ... Read More »

Buxton Takes Over As Perfetti Van Melle President & CEO

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Erlanger, KY – Sylvia Buxton is taking the reins as president and CEO of Perfetti Van Melle North America, succeeding Mehmet Yuksek, who announced last month he was leaving the company. Buxton’s appointment is effective August 17. Buxton has been with Perfetti Van Melle ... Read More »

‘Cobots,’ Big Data To Drive Packaging Robotics Market

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Dublin — Collaborative robots, “cobots,” big data and factors such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are anticipated to drive the global food packaging robotics market, according to Research and Markets. The sector is expected to grow more than 10 percent by 2022. The ... Read More »

Hershey, Mars Wrigley Offerings Among Parents’ Most Loved Brands

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New York — A number of lines from The Hershey Co. and Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC were ranked in the top 25 brands U.S. parents “love the most,” according to a survey from research company Smarty Pants, LLC. Hershey’s namesake brand ranked fifth, while ... Read More »

NCA Accepting Applications For 2019 Future Leadership Class

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Washington — NCA is accepting applications for its Young Professionals Network (YPN) 2019 Future Leadership Program, which provides support, education, access and opportunity as part of the year-long accelerated leadership initiative. Open to employees of NCA member companies and qualified retail customers who are under ... Read More »

Entenmann’s Reveals Chief Donut Officer Contest Winner

Islandia, NY — Rana A., of Panama City, FL, has been named winner of Entenmann’s Chief Donut Officer contest, according to Bimbo Bakeries USA. In addition to the honorary title, the winner will receive $5,000, a year’s supply of donuts and other prizes. The promotion ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — July/August 2018

In this issue, we look at how the jelly bean sector is expanding beyond its beginnings as a seasonal treat, Shopkick CEO Adam Sand offers insights on five brands that thought outside the box when launching new products, what’s trending in spicy candy and how the industry celebrated National Candy Month. In addition, see what made news at the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo and discover the winners and finalists in the Most Innovative New Product Awards competition.

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