San Antonio — Primary packaging supplier TricorBraun, Inc. recognized Altira, Inc. as its 2019 Domestic Plastic Supplier for the Year, while Boda received the International Plastic Supplier of the Year award, the company reports. The awards were presented during TricorBraun’s 2020 annual sales meeting ...
Zurich, Switzerland — Andrew Fleming and Rogier van Sligter have been named co-presidents for Barry Callebaut AG’s Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region effective May 1. The duo will also join the chocolate supplier’s executive committee. The pair replace Massimo Garavaglia, who ... Read More »
Hackettstown, NJ — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is giving a sneak preview of its Super Bowl LIV TV commercial on the Snickers’ YouTube channel, the candymaker reports. The spot features people digging at a construction site as they discuss the modern everyday annoyances, ... Read More »
Mumbai, India — The Hershey Co.’s Kisses, bars and Exotic Dark, marketed in the U.S. as Brookside, brands are now available across India through the candymaker’s imprint Hershey India Pvt Ltd. A decade ago the company entered the Indian market with its namesake chocolate ... Read More »
Madera, CA — River Ranch Sales Ltd.’s Life’s Grape brand is debuting Peanut Butter Dipped Vine-Dried Grapes in snack packs holding 12 0.8-ounce pouches and 10-ounce reclosable bags. The company reports the bite-sized items are reminiscent of classic PB&J sandwiches, and are made with its ... Read More »
Chesapeake, VA — Howard Levine is stepping down from the role of CEO of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., effective January 15, the company reports. He worked for the retailer for more than 25 years. During the initial stages of the merger between Family Dollar and ... 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 »
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.