NCA Hosting Webinar On COVID-19 Resources For Small Businesses

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Washington — Helping small businesses navigate the maze of legislation, determine what provisions of the $2 trillion stimulus package apply to their companies and putting them in a position to effectively use available resources, NCA is hosting a COVID-19 resources for small businesses webinar on ...
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SACMI Opens Packaging R&D Center Outside Zurich

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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland — SACMI Packaging & Chocolate has opened a branch office and tech center in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, to provide its global customers with value-added services alongside a dedicated R&D facility. The company notes the location is staffed with an ... Read More »

Equity Fund Forms 5th Largest C-Store Wholesaler Following Allen Bros. Investment

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West Palm Beach, FL — Palm Beach Capital Fund III, L.P. is forming the fifth-largest wholesale distributor for the c-store industry as it merges J. Polep Distribution Services, Harold Levinson Associates LLC and Allen Brothers Wholesale Distributors under the banner of National Convenience Distributors, ... Read More »

Natural Colors Market To Grow 8.4% By 2027

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London — Global sales for natural food colors are expected to increase 8.4 percent, compounded annually, by 2027, according to Meticulous Research, which projects the market value at $3.2 billion at the end of the forecast period. During 2019, the carmine segment controlled the ... Read More »

Unique Pretzels Partners With Bikes & Beers Social Distancing Ride

Reading, PA – Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. is teaming with Bikes & Beers to support the nation’s largest virtual cycling event, intended to increase awareness for local breweries across the country, many of which have closed temporarily due to health concerns related to the ... Read More »

Undercover Chocolate Wins 2020 Nexty Award

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Boulder, CO — Undercover Chocolate Co.’s Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate crispy quinoa clusters took the top prize in the sweet or dessert category at this year’s Nexty Awards, presented by Natural Product Expo West organizer New Hope Network. The clusters, which are gluten- and nut-free, ... Read More »

Just Born Halts Production During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bethlehem, PA — Just Born, Inc. has suspended production at its Bethlehem and Philadelphia facilities through at least April 7, 2020 in response to the “rapidly evolving COVID=19 situation,” according to a statement from the company. The third-generation family- owned business stated that “the ... Read More »

Mondelez Commits $15M To COVID-19 Relief, Signs Onto MacArthur’s Plastics Pledge

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Deerfield, IL — Advancing critical food stability and emergency relief work in the global effort to combat coronavirus, Mondelez International, Inc. is donating $15 million in financial and in-kind support to its community partners. In separate news, the company became a signatory of the ... Read More »

Two-Legged Dog Wins Cadbury Bunny Tryouts

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Hershey, PA — Two-legged dog Lieutenant Dan has won the 2020 Cadbury Bunny Tryouts contest, The Hershey Co. reports, and will net $5,000 for its owner and a spot in the brand’s ad campaign. The candymaker also made a $10,000 donation to The American ... Read More »

NCA Cancels 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo

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Washington, DC — Earlier today NCA’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation by the Executive Committee to cancel the 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo. In a statement to the industry, NCA President & CEO John Downs said: “Of course, we are disappointed not ... Read More »

#StayHomeWithChocolate Festival Supporting Small Chocolatiers

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Boston — To help see small chocolatiers through shutdowns and other disruptions caused by coronavirus, the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) is hosting the #StayHomeWithChocolate Festival. The digital event, running March 24 to 28, stretches across five continents with interactive programming to learn ... Read More »

Most CPG Brands ‘Merely Keeping Pace Or Catching Up’ To Ecommerce

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Boston — A vast majority of CPG brands, 71 percent, report they are “merely keeping pace or catching up” when it comes to ecommerce, according to a joint survey conducted by Kantar Group and Profitero Ltd. Just 17 percent of survey respondents believe their organizations ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — March/April 2020

In this issue: Discover the latest movements shaping the licorice market and what manufacturers have in store for the filled lollipop sector. Get a preview of what candymakers are planning to offer for Christmas and Halloween 2020, and review how the industry performed this past winter holiday. The issue also features a contributed piece on essential strategies for remaining relevant in today’s fast-moving market as well as a report on how regional potato chip manufacturers stay top-of-mind with shoppers in an ultra-competitive sector.

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