Russell Berg Passes At 57

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River Vale, NJ — Third generation confectionery and food broker Russell S. Berg passed away yesterday at the age of 57. Berg was COO and one of three owners of E.A. Berg Associates, with his brothers David and Michael. The confectionery and food brokerage ...
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House Fails To Address Outdated Sugar Program, Focus Moves To Senate

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Washington — Disappointing small business owners looking for alleviation from artificially inflated sugar prices, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to address the sugar program during yesterday’s farm bill amendment process. While the House neglected  to help small businesses and manufacturers, sugar reform supporters ... Read More »

Lovely Candy Donation Supports Buddy Bench Program

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Algonquin, IL — Lovely Candy Co. has donated six buddy benches to the Algonquin community, where the company is headquartered, according to the candymaker. Buddy benches are a nationwide initiative aimed at generating acceptance and kindness among students, according to Lovely Candy. During the past ... Read More »

Editorial Boards Nationwide Are Pouring In Support For Sugar Reform

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Tampa — Editorial boards from across the country are showing support for the sugar policy modernization movement with strongly worded editorials questioning the program. The Tampa Bay Times noted the policy “pummels consumers and taxpayers in three ways: We subsidize growers, pay higher food prices ... Read More »

Sugar Reform Receiving More Focus As Farm Bill Comes To House

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Washington — The industry is closely following news from the U.S. House of Representatives this week as the chamber prepares to decide what amendments will be voted on for inclusion in the farm bill. One proposed modification to the legislation that is receiving strong industry ... Read More »

Tierra Nueva Names David Burke CEO

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Miami — Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa, LLC, a coffee technology and manufacturing company that produces Coffee Thins, has named David Burke CEO. Burke has more than 30 years of experience in food and beverage industries, most recently serving as executive vice-president of Red Diamond ... Read More »

Wall Street Journal Highlights Need To Revamp Sugar Program

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New York  — The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board is urging Congress to reform the sugar policy, noting consumers lose between $2.4 and $4 billion annually because of the program and that during 2015, raw sugar prices in the U.S. ran 24.7 cents a pound, ... Read More »

Hershey Highlighting Reese’s Outrageous Release With Contest

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Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. is declaring May 18 “I <3 Reese’s Day” as part of the launch of Reese’s Outrageous bars, which is also being highlighted with a contest asking consumers to show their “outrageous fandom” for the brand, the candymaker reports. ... Read More »

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