Hershey, PA — Starting this summer, registered retailers will be able to place orders on the Hershey Solutions online portal, which helps c-store operators capitalize on the latest product releases and shopper trends, according to The Hershey Co. “We want to see our convenience store ...
Northbrook, IL — Mike Barron has been named senior manager, enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation and application for Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., while Sheila Ulbrich has been appointed general counsel. Both will work out of the flavor supplier’s Northbrook headquarters. Barron brings a wealth ... Read More »
Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. has made minority investments in emerging nutrition bar brand Fulfil Holdings Ltd. and Blue Stripes Cacao Shop, an experiential retail concept, the candymaker reports. Fulfil makes vitamin fortified, high-protein nutrition bars for the UK and Ireland markets. Blue ... Read More »
Chicago — The Quaker Oats Co.’s Chewy granola bar brand is working with AdoptAClassroom.org to raise up to $250,000 to benefit schools in need, the company reports. Quaker has teamed with actor Neil Patrick Harris to promote the program. Until September 30, Quaker will ... Read More »
Boston — Chocolate peppermint caramels are new from McCrea’s Candies, which is also debuting Advent calendars filled with caramels. The new caramel flavor blends cool peppermint and rich chocolate, and comes in 2.4-ounce pillow boxes, the company reports. With a SRP range of $3.99 to ... 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 »
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 »
In This Issue: Review the highlights from the 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo, and learn where the show is heading with our exclusive interview with Expo Committee Chairman Ed Seibolt. Get insights into cotton candy and sour product sectors from leading manufacturers. The issue also features company profiles of Bazooka Candy Brands and Cookies United, LLC, and seasonal product sections for 2020 Valentine’s Day and Easter.