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 ...
Hackettstown, NJ — Submissions are now being accepted for the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC reports. The grant provides funding for innovation in the areas of chocolate history research, scholarship and education. Submissions can be made ... Read More »
Washington — During the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference, NCA President and CEO John Downs shared insights on strategic decision making, leadership and unconventional partnerships during the Venture Beyond the Fresh Produce Aisle session on September 16. “Companies, like trade associations, are decisions ... Read More »
New York — As part of its commitment to the environment, Yowie Group Ltd. is donating $20,000 to the Rainforest Alliance in response to the surge of fires in the Amazons this summer, the candymaker reports. Rainforest Alliance is on the front line of mitigating ... Read More »
Pittsburgh — Nonni’s Foods, LLC is introducing La Dolce Vita, artisan biscotti and Biscotti Bites that comprise the first non-GMO certified line from the company. The line includes almond and almond dark chocolate biscotti and Biscotti Bites in almond, chocolate hazelnut and limoncello, which ... Read More »
York, PA — Members from York City Pretzel Co. and Intercourse Pretzel Co. launched Rising Tide Distribution, a wholesale distributor serving retailers in the snack & food industry, the company reports. Servicing independent retail and grocery channels, Rising Tide Distribution says it is offering ... 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 »
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.