Ricco To Retire, Mount Franklin Begins Search For Replacement

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El Paso, TX — Mount Franklin Foods, LLC President and CEO Gary Ricco will retire effective June 30 and the company has begun a search for his replacement. Ricco has led the company for eight years and will remain actively involved with the organization ...
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Smashmallow Hitting Road With ‘S’mores Better’ Nationwide Tour

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Sonoma, CA — Starting in Northern California on May 15 and winding through Austin, TX, Denver, Salt Lake City before heading to the East Coast, Sonoma Brands’ Smashmallow is again embarking on a nationwide “S’mores Better” tour to highlight uses for the premium marshmallows, ... Read More »

80% Of Hershey’s Cocoa Is Sustainably Sourced

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Hershey, PA — During 2018, The Hershey Co. made substantial progress on its CSR objectives, including purchasing 80 percent of its cocoa from certified and sustainable sources, according to the candymarker’s Shared Goodness Report. With 80 percent of its cocoa coming from sustainable sources, Hershey ... Read More »

Ruby Chocolate Hits U.S. Market

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Zurich, Switzerland — Ruby chocolate is now broadly available in the U.S. as well as Canada, Barry Callebaut AG reports. Ruby chocolate has a unique pink color and a sensory profile with fruity, berry notes and “luscious smoothness,” which is made from pure cocoa beans ... Read More »

Bacon In Candy — Do You Know The Law?

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Cleveland — As we head into 2016, many sources predict bacon will continue to gain favor, citing products ranging from lollipops and chocolate bars to popcorn, ice cream and peanut brittle — all imparting the salty, smoky essence that can only come from bacon. ... Read More »

FDA Extends Natural Labeling Comment Period

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Washington — The FDA has extended the time frame it will accept public comment on the use of the word “natural” in the labeling of foods from February 10 to May 10, the administration reports. The extension was prompted by requests for additional time ... Read More »

Hartman Gives Insights Into Future CPG Trends

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Bellevue, WA — Occasion-based marketing is the way of the future for the CPG sector according to The Hartman Group, Inc., which restated some of its findings from 2015 and reiterated the trend in its Food Culture Year In Review report. The group claims ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — March/April 2019

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.

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