Chicago — The global food stabilizers market is anticipated to increase 4 percent, compound annually, by 2023, with total sales reaching $2.8 billion, according to MarketsandMarkets Inc. Consumer interest in natural items, increasing demand for customized products by food manufacturers and versatility in food ...
Hicksville, NY — Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc. is expanding its Brijon Hospitality division, responsible for the company’s customized products. Brijon, acquired by Nassau as part of its acquisition of Lanco in 2017, offers what the company describes as the broadest full-line customization capabilities in North ... Read More »
Chicago — Consumers focusing more on manufacturers sustainability programs, food products influenced by beauty and personal care industries and a premiumization of convenience are among Mintel Group Ltd.’s trends for the coming year. Sustainability is now encompassing the entire product lifecycle, requiring collaboration between suppliers, ... Read More »
Palm Beach, FL — The newest Peterbrooke Chocolatier location will open in Palm Beach on November 24, and shoppers will receive a six-ounce pack of the company’s signature chocolate-covered popcorn. Additionally, visitors will have the chance to hand dip treats, make chocolate bark, and sample ... Read More »
Souderton, PA — A new set of Valentine’s Day and Easter products are being released by Asher’s Chocolate with updated packaging designs, according to the company. The candymaker reports it developed the new items following a SKU rationalization workshop and feedback from customers. New to ... Read More »
New York — U.S. consumers using mobile coupons when food shopping are more likely to experiment with new brands as 60 percent report they “gladly switch brands to use a coupon,” compared with 49 percent of all consumers, according to market researcher GfK SE. ... Read More »
Altendorf/Bamberg, SWITZERLAND — LoeschPack Verpackungstechnik GmbH has established a new subsidiary, LoeschPack DDC Switzerland AG in Switzerland that will provide engineering services to enhance its flow wrapping machine range, the company reports. The move underscores the company’s ambitions to support it F-Series horizontal flow ... Read More »
Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is introducing a number of expansions across its snack brands from pretzels to cookies, nearly all with a focus on consumer demand for gluten-free products. “We are passionate about developing options for families looking for more snacking choices, which is why many ... Read More »
Charlotte, NC — Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is the latest food and snack manufacturer to commit to transition to cage-free eggs in the coming years, following a string of companies making similar commitments to reach goals within the coming decade. Snyder’s-Lance says it will steadily increase ... Read More »
Decatur, IL — National Foodworks Services (NFS) is opening a production facility in Decatur that is geared for small- and medium-sized food start-ups facing manufacturing challenges. A grand opening will be held at the site on April 19, according to NFS. Located inside a ... Read More »
Arlinton, VA — The Snack Food Association’s board of directors voted at its annual SNAXPO conference to rebrand the organization as SNAC International to reflect the changing marketplace, reports the association. With a new tagline, “Snacking. Nutrition. Convenience.,” the association is conveying the three ... Read More »
Purchase, NY — PepsiCo, Inc. announced the departure of Frito-Lay North America CEO Tom Greco and in naming his successor is restructuring its snacking, nutrition and beverage divisions under one North American banner leader. Al Carey, CEO, North America Beverages has been promoted to ... Read More »
Jacksonville, FL — As the Boston Red Sox tee-up its season today against the Cleveland Indians, Skeeter Snacks, LLC is announcing its partnership as the sole sponsors of Boston’s Foundation Rookie League program. The makers of Skeeter Nut Free snacks will sponsor the team’s ... Read More »
In this issue: Discover what is driving sales for the licorice sector, how the premium trend is benefiting chocolate-covered caramels and ways hard candy makers are meeting shifting lifestyle preferences. Other articles include an exclusive look at Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC a year after integration, a roundup of items leveraging natural sweeteners, a Q&A with NACS leadership and a summer 2019 product preview.