CandyRific Inks Licensing Contract With Nickelodeon

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Louisville, KY — CandyRific, LLC has been awarded the Nickelodeon contract for all future novelty fan sales, according to the candymaker. The deal will bear fruit this summer with the launch of PAW Patrol licensed fans, while SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles items ...
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Nestlé Japan Debuts Cacao Fruit Chocolate Made Without Refined Sugar

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Kobe City, Japan — Made with white pulp and beans from cocoa pods, Cacao Fruit Chocolate is being introduced under the KitKat line from Nestlé Japan this fall, according to the CPG company, which notes the chocolate has no refined sugar. Nestlé reports it ... Read More »

Bosch Sells Packaging Group To Private Equity Firm

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Stuttgart, Germany — The packaging machinery business of Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH, based in Waiblingen, Germany, has been acquired by a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC). The pharma and food units will remain intact, the company reports. Based in ... Read More »

Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Tops Sustainalytics Ranking

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Zurich, Switzerland — Forever Chocolate, Barry Callebaut AG’s sustainability plan, was ranked number one in sustainability strategy for the packaged foods industry in Sustainalytics annual assessment of nearly 180 CPG companies, the supplier reports. “What amazing recognition of our investments into a sustainable chocolate supply ... 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 »

Nominations Open For NCA’s Supplier Of Year Award

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Washington — Nominations are being accepted for NCA’s Supplier of the Year Award, which recognizes an individual from a supplier member company that has made a significant and enduring contribution to the industry, the Association reports. NCA qualifies suppliers as member companies that provide ingredient, ... Read More »

Target Names Potts Chief Stores Officer

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Minneapolis — Janna Potts has been promoted to executive vice-president, chief stores officer, for Target Corp., effective immediately. In this role she is responsible for the retailer’s 1,805 locations across the U.S., according to the company. Potts joined Target in 1989 and has held a ... 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 »

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