Karlshamn, Sweden — AAK AB is purchasing MaasRefinery B.V., a specialist in toll refining of vegetable oils and fats, as the acquiring firm reports it is seeking to increase capacity, support existing production facilities and enable continued growth. MaasRefinery is located next to a ...
Elmhurst, IL — Kellogg Co. is hosting the College Hoops national promotion, which features special packs and displays for its leading brands as well as consumer giveaways tied to the college basketball post-season, according to the CPG firm. Consumers will have the chance to win ... Read More »
Salt Lake City, UT — With a more contemporary and versatile look, Probar, LLC has debuted redesigned packaging for its line of plant-based bars and snacks, according to company co-founder and CEO Jeff Coleman. The new packaging features a modern interpretation of the Wasatch Mountain ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — One lucky pet will get the chance to star in the Cadbury brand’s iconic clucking bunny commercial, as The Hershey Co. is hosting a Bunny Tryouts contest. Consumers can enter by snapping a photo of their pet wearing bunny ears and submitting ... Read More »
Algonquin, IL — Made with cane sugar, tapioca starch and ginger, Ginger Chews are new from the Lovely Candy Co., which notes the original variety features only those three ingredients. The chewy candies are certified gluten-free and contain no GMOs, high fructose corn syrup or ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
In this issue: Leading novelty manufacturers detail how the sector is working to meet shifting consumer preferences, the drivers for sales growth behind mini and bite size products are uncovered and the 2019 NCA Future Leadership Program class is revealed. Other features include robust coverage of upcoming trends, and product guides for Halloween and Christmas 2019.