Boca Raton, FL — Bonnie Boroian, founder and CEO of Toffy Thins maker Blissfully Better LLC, has been named one of the top 10 Women-Led Start Up Business Leaders in Florida by The Commonwealth Institute South Florida, the company reports. Boroian will be recognized at ...
Wilmington, NC — Henri, a bulldog belonging to Kathie and Tim Santillo, won the first “Bunny Tryouts” contest hosted by the Cadbury brand, The Hershey Co. reports, and will be featured in the iconic Clucking Bunny commercial airing in April. “When people see the iconic ... Read More »
Forest Grove, OR — Old Trapper Smoked Products, Inc. has completed the commissioning of a 80,000-square-foot production plant at its headquarters in Forest Grove, OR, according to the manufacturer. The state-of-the-art plant is one of the largest of its kind in the world and will ... Read More »
Stoney Creek, Ontario — Jeff Billig has been named vice-president of marketing and business development for Bartek Ingredients Inc., while Heinrich G. Schaefer has been appointed international sales director for the malic and fumaric acid supplier. The two hires come on the heels of the ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — Available for a limited time, Reese’s Chocolate Lovers and Peanut Butter Lovers cups aim to give consumers “more of what they love,” according to The Hershey Co. Reese’s Chocolate Lovers features a higher portion of richer, darker chocolate with a thicker ... Read More »
Jacksonville, FL — Although consumer confidence has been increasing, which usually results in growth for CPG sales, unit sales across categories have been relatively flat and trade promotions’ impact on driving incremental sales has declined, according to Acosta Sales & Marketing. Despite these declines hurting ... Read More »
London — Sophi Tranchell, CEO of Divine Chocolate Ltd., was named Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year, the most prestigious international award for social innovation, the company reports.She earned the award for the role she has played in demonstrating how an equitable trading relationship ... Read More »
St. Francis, WI — Wixon Inc., a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors and technologies for the food and beverage industry, has developed seasoning blends with a range of applications. The new flavors include thai curry, apple kimchi, rustic handmade lavash and citrus harvest. The 100-year-old ... Read More »
Beverly, MA — BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC is expanding its locations by 600 to 1,000 during the next several years and Darrin Samaha has been appointed vice-president and brand manager for the c-store chain, according to parent company Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC, a ... Read More »
Washington — Recent data from market research company IRI shows consumers are embracing moderation at checkout. For every 10 trips consumers make to retail stores, on average they purchase candy at checkout less than one time.This comes on the heels of a report from ... Read More »
Cleveland, OH — Eleven industry leaders will be recognized with induction into the Candy Hall of Fame in Tampa, FL, on Saturday, October 15. The Candy Hall of Fame is the industry’s most prestigious honor, recognizing individuals who have dedicated their careers to giving ... Read More »
Chicago — Despite trends in gluten- and carb-free movements permeating consumer preferences in snacking, a Mintel Group Ltd. report shows growth in breakfast biscuits, cookies and crackers. According to Mintel’s 2016 “Biscuits, Cookies and Crackers Market Global Annual Review” a.m. snack options such as ... Read More »
McLean, VA — Claus Aagaard has been promoted to CFO for Mars, Inc., succeeding Reuben Gamoran, who will be leaving the company in June after three decades to pursue a teaching career, the company reports.In 1985, Gamoran joined the company through Wm. Wrigley Jr. ... Read More »
In this issue: Review the 2019 NCA State of the Industry Conference, including exclusive interviews with this year’s Confectionery Leadership Award winners, and relive ISM with our in-depth event coverage. Get ready for this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo with our robust pre-show planner. Segment reports in this issue include taffy, dried fruit as well as a look at the emerging cocktail flavor trend.