Lufkin, TX — Under a licensing agreement with brand owner Spangler Candy Co., Atkinson Candy Co. is set to relaunch the former NECCO brand Mary Jane. “Atkinson Candy’s deep expertise in the candy nut candy category will serve the Mary Jane brand well,” says Eric ...
Luxembourg — The Ferrero Group has committed to make all packaging completely reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, according to the candymaker’s 10th corporate social responsibility report. The pledge further enhances Ferrero’s approach to continually improving its packaging footprint and fits the company’s strategy aimed ... Read More »
Philadelphia — Just Born, Inc.’s Mike And Ike brand has signed on to be the official partner of the 2020 National Championship series of video game tournaments hosted by Nerd Street Gamers, the candymaker reports. The championship series is a 10-city tournament that gives ... Read More »
Luxembourg — The Ferrero Group and The Coca-Cola Co. have partnered to develop limited-edition Tic Tac Coca-Cola, the first mint with the refreshment of the soda, according to the candymaker. The item will be available in more than 70 markets worldwide. The mints will ... Read More »
Atlanta — Debuting at the 2019 NACS show, MacFarms is adding macadamia nuts featuring chocolate, coconut, coffee and caramel sea salt to its line, which is also being extended with one-ounce packs for the company’s Royal Hawaiian Orchards line. Coated nuts include caramel sea ... Read More »
New York — Among U.S. shoppers, 57 percent plan to spend at least as much as they did during 2018 on holiday shopping, while 28 percent anticipate spending more during the upcoming season, according to the 13th annual Holiday Shopping Survey from Accenture plc. The ... Read More »
San Francisco — While typical chocolate production uses only 30 percent of cacao pods, Barry Callebaut AG’s Cacaofruit Experience range of products uses the entire fruit, from beans to peels, juices and pulp, the company reports. The range of ingredients are suitable for juices, bakery ... Read More »
Washington — To give consumers the tools to better understand the unique role the category plays in balanced lifestyles and seasonal celebrations, NCA has launched Halloween Central. The digital hub features season-specific facts — such as 94 percent of Americans reporting chocolate and candy make ... Read More »
San Francisco — During the next six years, the worldwide caramel ingredient market is expected to grow 7.2 percent, compounded annually, according to Grand View Research, Inc. As logic dictates, confectionery is the dominate end-use industry and is anticipated to account for more than 35 ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — For the seventh year running, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and was also listed on the North American Index for the eight consecutive year, according to the candymaker. Hershey is one of only ... Read More »
Hackettstown, NJ — Consumers have chosen pecans to be featured in the next limited-edition Snickers as part of Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC’s Great American Nut Search, the company reports. Other varieties in the running were cashews, pistachios and macadamia nuts, the candymaker reports. ... Read More »
Washington — NCA is now accepting nominations for the Confectionery Leadership Awards, which recognize retail and wholesale customers who excel at category management best practices, effective business collaborations and innovations in merchandising candy in stores. NCA members are encouraged to nominate exceptional retail partners at ... Read More »
New York — Loacker USA has appointed Molly Pippin national account manager, effective September 23. She will be responsible for c-stores and non-traditional outlet channels, according to the company. Her experience includes more than a decade working at Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC, Reckitt Benckiser ... Read More »
In this issue: Leading manufacturers detail where the chocolate truffle market is heading, suppliers review the potential for white chocolate and experts in bulk merchandising share best practices. The issue also features a 2020 summer products preview, the inside story on the new three-story IT’SUGAR store and a report on sustainable packaging.