Ferrero’s Georgia Distribution Center Slated For Fall Opening

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McDonough, GA — Ferrero USA, Inc. is opening a distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, that is expected to be up and running by early September, according to the candymaker. “Ferrero is committed to continue growing in the U.S.,” says Paul Chibe, president and CEO ...
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Natural Products Year-On-Year Sales Up ‘Significantly’

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Chicago — Consumers are purchasing more natural products this year, both pre-COVID-19 and during the pandemic, according to research from IRI and SPINS. “Dollar sales for natural products continue to grow over one year ago, as much as an astounding 78 percent in the ... Read More »

Sweets & Snacks On Demand Product Spotlight Now Live

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Cleveland — The 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo was canceled, but Candy & Snack TODAY’s editorial staff has put in the leg work to deliver its usual robust, and unrivaled, new product coverage with a special section on CandyUSA.com launching today, Sweets & Snacks On ... Read More »

Rosen Named CSN President As Tucci Eyes Retirement

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New Brighton, MN — David Tucci is retiring as executive director of Consolidated Sales Network (CSN) on July 1 after 13 years with the company, the brokerage reports. Fred Rosen has been named president and will succeed him. A founding member of CSN in 1999, ... Read More »

Where Is The Confectionery Market Going?

Cleveland — With uncertainty abounding, strong data sets and understanding shoppers’ behaviors become critical to developing strategic plans. To get an insightful review of the category, including an early look at the possible impact of COVID-19, Candy & Snack TODAY spoke with Information Resources, ... Read More »

Mars Wrigley To Match Snickers Bar Donations To Front-Line Workers

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Hackettstown, NJ — As a way to thank essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is matching consumers’ donation of Snickers bars that are sent to front-line workers. For every 24-ct shareable box of Snickers bars purchased from shop.snickers.com, the candymaker ... Read More »

How CandyRific Is Leveraging The Blogosphere To Reach Shoppers

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Louisville, KY— CandyRific, LLC had a problem: consumers recognized the company’s products thanks to blockbuster licenses that resonate across demographics, but the CandyRific brand itself faced a low level of awareness among shoppers, according to Clark Taylor, the company’s senior vice-president of sales & ... Read More »

Blommer Names Meggs Chief Commercial Officer

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Chicago — David Meggs has been appointed chief commercial officer for Blommer Chocolate Co., the supplier reports. Peter Blommer, president of Blommer Chocolate, says: “David will work to better align and integrate all aspects of the Blommer customer experience from developing new products and applications, ... Read More »

Torie & Howard Launches Enhanced Website

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New Milford, CT — Designed to enhance consumer engagement and build brand loyalty, Torie & Howard, Inc. has revealed an updated website at torieandhoward.com, according to the organic candymaker. In addition to new graphics and bold colors that reflect the company’s prominent fruit elements, the ... Read More »

After Two-Year Hiatus, Necco Wafers Return

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Bryan, OH — Spangler Candy Co. is preparing to relaunch Necco Wafers at retail two years after the candymaker saved the brand following the New England Confectionery Co.’s bankruptcy, the company reports. The line will roll out in the drug channel, with more retailers ... Read More »

MoonPie Brand Leveraged In Latest G Fuel Energy Drink

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New York — Chattanooga Bakery, Inc. is lending its MoonPie brand to G Fuel LLC’s latest energy drink powder offering, the candymaker reports. Launching next month, the MoonPie powder is sugarfree and contains antioxidants from 19 fruit extracts, 10 calories and 140 milligrams of ... Read More »

11 Industry Leaders Slated For Candy Hall Of Fame Induction

Cleveland — The Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees are: Michelle Frame, Victus Ars; Pam Gesford, The Hershey Co.; Deb Grenon, My Favorite Company, Inc.; Forrest Mars, Jr., Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. LLC (posthumous); Barry Phillips, SpartanNash Co.; Kurt Rosenberg, The Promotion In ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — May/June 2020

In This Issue: Discover game-changing innovations from candy and snack manufacturers with our robust Sweets & Snacks On Demand coverage, as well as products in the works for Easter and Valentine’s Day 2021. Contributed pieces detail the power of collaboration as well as how COVID-19 is impacting click-and-collect retailing. Additionally, The Hershey Co. shares the latest in category management best practices and leading hard candy manufacturers reveal where the classic sector is heading.

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