Hackettstown, NJ — Featuring the same peanut, caramel and nougat configuration as the original but covered in white chocolate, Snickers White is moving from a limited-edition to Mars Wrigley Confectionery US LLC’s permanent everyday line, the candymaker reports. This news follows Mars Wrigley launching ...
Westchester, IL — Ingredion, Inc. and SweeGen, Inc., makers of stevia sweeteners, have extended their distribution deal for three more years on a non-exclusive basis. “Ingredion has been a global distributor for SweeGen and a great partner to support the commercialization of our next-generation ... Read More »
Chicago — Berlin Packaging LLC has finalized its purchase of Novio Packaging Group B.V., a Netherlands-based supplier, creating Europe’s “first packaging supplier for all markets and substrates,” according to the acquiring firm. “Having completed four European acquisitions and four seamless integrations in 2019, we are ... Read More »
Peterborough, UK — New to its line of small, flexible production systems for functional gummies and confectionery markets, Baker Perkins Ltd. is launching JellyCook, a small batch cooker for gummies, according to the supplier. The system brings the benefits of starch-free production and can ... Read More »
Chicago — Original Nerds and Ropes as well as Big Chewy Nerds are getting special packaging featuring a license from Star Wars, according to Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. The rope items come in cherry, which represents the Dark Side, and Light Side-themed raspberry blue. ... 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 »
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 »
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.