Mars Wrigley Launching Internationally Themed Flavor Vote Campaign

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Hackettstown, NJ — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is again turning to consumers to help select its next limited edition M&M’s flavor with its Flavor Vote campaign, which is highlighting three internationally themed varieties. The M&M’s in contention are Mexican Jalapeño Peanut, Thai Coconut Peanut ...
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Kroger CEO Offers Predictions On The Future Of Retail

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail during the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show during a keynote presentation themed Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game. McMullen’s ... Read More »

2019 Future Leadership Class Named By NCA

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Washington, DC — Five young professionals representing both large and small manufacturers and a well-respected category broker and a dynamic retailer make up the 2019 Future Leadership Program class of 2019. The NCA program, launched in 2016,  provides support, education, access and opportunity to ... Read More »

TNA Promotes Rankin To CEO

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Sydney, Australia — Jonathan Rankin has been promoted to CEO of TNA Solutions Pty Ltd. and will oversee the supplier’s day-to-day operations and focus on the implementation of new processes, according to the company.  With more than three decades in the food industry, Rankin ... 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 »

Inaugural NCA Future Leadership Program Class Revealed

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Washington — Five young professionals have been tapped as the first participants in NCA’s Future Leadership Program, which aims to support, educate, and improve access and opportunities for young industry members looking to advance their careers. The 2016 class is: Sarah Atkinson, director of ... Read More »

2016 McCormick Flavor Forecast Sets Sights On Southeast Asian Spice

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Hunt Valley, MD — Unexplored vestiges of Southeast Asian cuisine will dominate 2016 trending flavors, according to McCormick’s annual Flavor Forecast, which predicts the regional fare will expand on consumer’s appetite for spicy food. Kevan Vetter, McCormick executive chef, says the company has been ... Read More »