Karlshamn, Sweden — AAK AB is purchasing MaasRefinery B.V., a specialist in toll refining of vegetable oils and fats, as the acquiring firm reports it is seeking to increase capacity, support existing production facilities and enable continued growth. MaasRefinery is located next to a ...
Elmhurst, IL — Kellogg Co. is hosting the College Hoops national promotion, which features special packs and displays for its leading brands as well as consumer giveaways tied to the college basketball post-season, according to the CPG firm. Consumers will have the chance to win ... Read More »
Salt Lake City, UT — With a more contemporary and versatile look, Probar, LLC has debuted redesigned packaging for its line of plant-based bars and snacks, according to company co-founder and CEO Jeff Coleman. The new packaging features a modern interpretation of the Wasatch Mountain ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — One lucky pet will get the chance to star in the Cadbury brand’s iconic clucking bunny commercial, as The Hershey Co. is hosting a Bunny Tryouts contest. Consumers can enter by snapping a photo of their pet wearing bunny ears and submitting ... Read More »
New from Sultana Distribution Services Inc. are Sumthin’ Sweet brand Sippin’ Suckers. The 1.5-ounce rainbow unicorn lollipops are wrapped around brightly colored reusable drinking straws. The pop can be submerged in a drink to add flavor or the exposed straw can be placed in the ... Read More »
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Providing local manufacturers with a range of new after-market services, including enhanced technical support and easier access to spare parts, TNA Solutions Pty Ltd. has opened offices and a training center in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, according to the ... Read More »
Ocala, FL — McLane Co., Inc. has opened a 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Ocala, FL, its sixth in the state, according to the company. The new facility features 165,000 square feet for dry groceries, 200,000 square feet for perishables, with the remaining space used ... Read More »
Stoney Creek, Ontario — Bartek Ingredients Inc. has completed an expansion program at its Canadian malic acid facility that will add 4,000 tons a year to the production of the ingredient used to impart tartness in sour candy, the supplier reports. Bartek claims to ... Read More »
Nashville, TN — Ford Gum & Machine Co., Inc. has forged a partnership with National Pro Fastpitch (NFP), an organization that provides elite female athletes with the opportunity to pursue careers in fastpitch softball, to promote the company’s Big League Chew brand. The collaboration ... Read More »
Teterboro, NJ — Aiming to help customers throughout the development process, from concept to larger scale samples, Symrise NA has opened an expanded and redesigned Food & Dairy Application lab for confectionery, bakery, cereal and nutritional products, the supplier reports. The spacious lab, which ... Read More »
Glendale, CA — A national “Better Butterfinger” campaign has been launched to highlight the product’s reformulation using U.S.-grown peanuts, a rich chocolatey coating and double-layer packaging to improve freshness, according to Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. The campaign features a TV spot running across multiple ... Read More »
Emeryville, CA — Clif Bar & Co. has setup the Clif Ag Fund, which aims to help increase the economic resilience of organic farmers in its supply chain, the snack bar maker reports. Clif Ag’s initial program will help finance a $10 million wind ... Read More »
Washington, DC — The five young professionals, chosen from across the industry as the NCA Future Leadership Program Class of 2019, are revealing insights into the industry and how they hope to impact the future. The program is part of the Association’s Young Professionals ... Read More »
In this issue: Leading novelty manufacturers detail how the sector is working to meet shifting consumer preferences, the drivers for sales growth behind mini and bite size products are uncovered and the 2019 NCA Future Leadership Program class is revealed. Other features include robust coverage of upcoming trends, and product guides for Halloween and Christmas 2019.