Innovations, Changing Lifestyles To Propel Snack Market

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Dublin — The global sweet and savory snack market, which is anticipated to grow more than 6 percent by 2024, will be driven by product innovations, changing consumer lifestyles and increasing eating occasions for snacks, according to Researchandmarkets.com. Sector sales are expected to reach ...
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Ferrara Awards $50K In Scholarships

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Oak Brook, IL — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. has given 10 $5,000 scholarships to children of its employees, the candymaker report, as part of the Ferrara USA Scholarship Program that launched in 2017. “At the Ferrara Candy Company, we’re committed to ‘Sharing Goodness’ in the ... Read More »

Supervalu Ups Ecomm Offerings With Instacart Partnership

Eden Prairie, MN — More than 3,000 independently owned retail stores supplied by Supervalu, Inc. will begin offering online shopping and delivery services in more than 240 metro areas following an agreement between the retailer and Instacart, an ecommerce and delivery platform. Instacart offers ... Read More »

Fine & Raw Revamps Packaging, Adds Two Bars

Brooklyn, NY — Craft chocolatier Fine & Raw has redesigned the graphics on its packaging to give the product “a natural look that reflects its chocolate creations,” according to founder and acting art director Daniel Sklaar. The graphics are described by the company as “Enlivened ... Read More »

York City Pretzel Launches Wholesale Distributor Rising Tide

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York, PA — Members from York City Pretzel Co. and Intercourse Pretzel Co. launched Rising Tide Distribution, a wholesale distributor serving retailers in the snack & food industry, the company reports. Servicing independent retail and grocery channels, Rising Tide Distribution says it is offering ... Read More »

DGA Recommends Limited Added Sugars, But Recognizes Small Role for Sweets

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Washington — The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) has unsurprisingly recommended added sugars comprise no more than 10 percent of daily calories, but acknowledges that there is room for candy in healthy diets. The guidelines recognized that for some foods, such as candy, moderation ... Read More »

Enjoy Life Foods Opening Indiana Plant

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Chicago — Enjoy Life Foods is shifting its in-house production to an allergy-friendly facility in Jeffersonville, IN, later this year, the company reports. The transition to the new plant is expected to start during the second quarter and Enjoy Life will phase out its Schiller ... Read More »

Walgreens Delivers Rite Aid Acquisition Update In Q1 Update

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Deerfield, IL — Walgreens Boots Alliance, one of the largest candy and snack retailers in the U.S., has posted positive growth in its first quarter report for the fiscal year 2016. The quarter, which ended November 30, 2015, saw GAAP net earnings attributable to ... Read More »

Mars Partners With Indian Trusts To Tackle Malnutrition

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Mumbai — Mars, Inc. and Tata Trusts, a coalition of philanthropic trusts headquartered in India, are entering into a memorandum of understanding designed to combat malnutrition and improve food safety standards in the world’s second most populous country. The coalition of Indian organizations includes ... Read More »

Snickers, Skittles Brands Drive Super Bowl 50 Joint Promotion

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McLean, VA — Mars Chocolate North America and its sister company Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is launching an in-store activation campaign that aims to boost sales ahead of Super Bowl 50 commercials for its Snickers and Skittles brands. The company previously announced its return as an ... Read More »

Consumer Interest For Hazelnuts Rising

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Seattle — Nearly 90 percent of consumers report interest in hazelnuts and their use in snack applications such as energy bars and spreads, according to a survey from the Turkish Hazelnut Promotion Group. In addition, the trade group finds about one-third of survey respondents feel ... Read More »

Bell Flavors Named To Best, Brightest Companies List

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Northbrook, IL — Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. was named to the national 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For during 2015 by the National Association for Business Resources, the flavor house reports. The honor recognizes companies with exceptional human resource practices and ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — May/June 2018

In this issue, experts share the challenges and opportunities facing the chewing gum sector, OCHO Candy details its innovative production process and how it is eyeing the mass market with its organic bars and IRI thought leaders give an overview of what is energizing candy and snack markets. Other articles include a deep-dive into the craft chocolate movement, the inside story on how Rudolph Foods Co., Inc. is shaking up the pork rind sector and segment reports covering organic candy, popcorn and malted milk products.

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