Lufkin, TX — Under a licensing agreement with brand owner Spangler Candy Co., Atkinson Candy Co. is set to relaunch the former NECCO brand Mary Jane. “Atkinson Candy’s deep expertise in the candy nut candy category will serve the Mary Jane brand well,” says Eric ...
Luxembourg — The Ferrero Group has committed to make all packaging completely reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, according to the candymaker’s 10th corporate social responsibility report. The pledge further enhances Ferrero’s approach to continually improving its packaging footprint and fits the company’s strategy aimed ... Read More »
Philadelphia — Just Born, Inc.’s Mike And Ike brand has signed on to be the official partner of the 2020 National Championship series of video game tournaments hosted by Nerd Street Gamers, the candymaker reports. The championship series is a 10-city tournament that gives ... Read More »
Luxembourg — The Ferrero Group and The Coca-Cola Co. have partnered to develop limited-edition Tic Tac Coca-Cola, the first mint with the refreshment of the soda, according to the candymaker. The item will be available in more than 70 markets worldwide. The mints will ... Read More »
Collegedale, TN — Drake’s Cookies & Creme Brownies feature white icing topped with classic chocolate cookie crumbles, McKee Food Corp. reports. “Drake’s Cookies & Creme Brownies bring together two classic American treats: brownies and cookies,” says Chip Stenberg, Drake’s associate brand manager. “Drake’s fans will enjoy ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.