Delkor’s Anderson Is First Woman To Serve On PMMI Executive Committee

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St. Paul, MN — Patty Andersen, co-owner, vice-president of human resources and after market services,  for Delkor Systems Inc., is vice-chairperson of the newly named Executive Committee of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. In addition to Andersen, the committee includes Chairman ...
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JJ’s Sweets Acquired By Madhava Foods, Cocomels Single-Serve Packs Debut

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Boulder, CO — Madhava Foods Ltd. has purchased JJ’s Sweets Inc., makers of Cocomels, bringing together two Boulder-based businesses that produce organic products, according to the acquired firm. Additionally, Cocomels are now available in single-serve packs. The transaction expands distribution and opens growth opportunities for ... Read More »

Snackwerks Increases Capacity With Facility Update, Names Brinkman GM

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Battle Creek, MI — Snackwerks of Michigan, LLC, a mid-scale manufacture, has installed a second line that has more than doubles capacity and brings 40 jobs to the local economy, the company reports. Additionally, Gunther Brinkman has been appointed general manager for the snack maker. ... Read More »

Ferrero Building Arizona Distribution Center

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Goodyear, AZ — Ferrero U.S.A, Inc. is opening a distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, expected to be operational by mid-March, according to the candymaker. The 643,796-square-feet facility will add 50 jobs to the local economy during its first year. “Ferrero is investing in our ... Read More »

Consumer Interest For Hazelnuts Rising

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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 »

Bell Flavors Named To Best, Brightest Companies List

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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 »

Inaugural NCA Future Leadership Program Class Revealed

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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 »

2016 McCormick Flavor Forecast Sets Sights On Southeast Asian Spice

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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 »

Nominations Open For NCA’s Supplier Of Year Award

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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 »

Target Names Potts Chief Stores Officer

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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 »

Bacon In Candy — Do You Know The Law?

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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 »

FDA Extends Natural Labeling Comment Period

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Washington — The FDA has extended the time frame it will accept public comment on the use of the word “natural” in the labeling of foods from February 10 to May 10, the administration reports. The extension was prompted by requests for additional time ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — January/February 2020

In This Issue: Get up to speed on the consumer demands that will move the market this year with our 2020 Trends Report. The issue also features segment reports covering organic candy, gummies and plant-based jerkies. NCA also shares a sneak preview of its research around sustainability in the issue and Divine Chocolate Ltd.’s Liz Miller is featured as an Industry Insider.

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