New Milford, CT — Designed to enhance consumer engagement and build brand loyalty, Torie & Howard, Inc. has revealed an updated website at torieandhoward.com, according to the organic candymaker. In addition to new graphics and bold colors that reflect the company’s prominent fruit elements, the ...
Bryan, OH — Spangler Candy Co. is preparing to relaunch Necco Wafers at retail two years after the candymaker saved the brand following the New England Confectionery Co.’s bankruptcy, the company reports. The line will roll out in the drug channel, with more retailers ... Read More »
New York — Chattanooga Bakery, Inc. is lending its MoonPie brand to G Fuel LLC’s latest energy drink powder offering, the candymaker reports. Launching next month, the MoonPie powder is sugarfree and contains antioxidants from 19 fruit extracts, 10 calories and 140 milligrams of ... Read More »
Cleveland — The Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees are: Michelle Frame, Victus Ars; Pam Gesford, The Hershey Co.; Deb Grenon, My Favorite Company, Inc.; Forrest Mars, Jr., Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. LLC (posthumous); Barry Phillips, SpartanNash Co.; Kurt Rosenberg, The Promotion In ... Read More »
Orlando, FL — Snax-Sational Brands is extending its Candy Pop salty and sweet popcorn line with a Snickers variety, the company reports. The candy-coated flavored popcorn is made with non-GMO corn, is low in sodium and has 150 calories per serving, according to Snax-Sational. ... Read More »
Portland, OR — Worldwide sales for gluten-free products are expected hit $7.5 billion, representing an increase of 7.2 percent, compounded annually, through 2027, according to Allied Market Research. During 2019, gluten-free sales totaled $4.3 billion. Increasing incidences of gluten intolerance, rising demand from millennial consumers ... Read More »
Kansas City, MO — Hostess Brands, Inc. is adding Iced Lemon and Unicorn varieties to its CupCake brand’s everyday portfolio, according to the company, which reports both items started as limited-time offerings that were added permanently because of overwhelming popularity. Unicorn CupCakes are creme-filled ... Read More »
Felton, CA — Worldwide sales for the cookie sector are anticipated to reach $44 billion by 2025 with increasing popularity of snack products and rising disposable incomes in emerging economies moving the market during the period, according to Million Insights Inc. The research firm ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. is launching a light-hearted Ice Breakers ad campaign, dubbed #MintBeforeYouMask, to thank the public for wearing protective masks and remind them of unintended consequences of bad breath. The candymaker discovered healthcare and other front-line workers were struggling with ... Read More »
Tampa, FL — The Reusable Packaging Association notes that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted consumer behavior would be an understatement. Everything about consumer purchase behavior, from what they buy to where they buy it, has been shaken up, and they are all calling into ... Read More »
Alexandra, VA — The 2020 NACS Show, slated for October 11 to 14, in Las Vegas, is going forward as planned, according to the c-store and fueling retail trade association, which is now taking registration for the event. NACS reports it is working with ... Read More »
Chicago — Ferrara Candy Co. is continuing its efforts to replant forests across the U.S. working with the National Forest Foundation. This year, on behalf of the Black Forest brand, the company is donating more than $500,000 to help plant 1.5 million trees across ... Read More »
Washington — Aiming to help members use digital resources to build their careers and connect with peers, The Confectionery Foundation and NCA are hosting the Networking in the Digital Age webinar on May 20. A panel of industry experts will be joined by recruitment ... Read More »
In This Issue: Discover game-changing innovations from candy and snack manufacturers with our robust Sweets & Snacks On Demand coverage, as well as products in the works for Easter and Valentine’s Day 2021. Contributed pieces detail the power of collaboration as well as how COVID-19 is impacting click-and-collect retailing. Additionally, The Hershey Co. shares the latest in category management best practices and leading hard candy manufacturers reveal where the classic sector is heading.