Chicago — Mondelez International, Inc. has finalized its acquisition of a significant majority interest in Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp., owners of brands including Two-Bite, cookie and gingerbread-house decorating kit brand Create-A-Treat and cupcake supplier Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe. “As we continue to establish foundations ...
San Jose, CA — Nearly three-quarters, 72 percent, of CMOs say it takes them too long to act on insights from data, resulting in hurdles when it comes to meeting shoppers’ personalized engagement expectations, according to a study by the CMO Council in partnership ... Read More »
Washington — Helping small businesses navigate the maze of legislation, determine what provisions of the $2 trillion stimulus package apply to their companies and putting them in a position to effectively use available resources, NCA is hosting a COVID-19 resources for small businesses webinar on ... Read More »
Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland — SACMI Packaging & Chocolate has opened a branch office and tech center in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, to provide its global customers with value-added services alongside a dedicated R&D facility. The company notes the location is staffed with an ... Read More »
Irvine, CA — Taco Bell IP Holder, LLC is moving further into snacking with the launch of Cheddar Crisps in nacho, mild sauce and fire sauce varieties. Made with real cheese, the baked snack line is keto-friendly, gluten-free, certified vegetarian and contains no artificial ... 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 »
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 »
In this issue: Discover the latest movements shaping the licorice market and what manufacturers have in store for the filled lollipop sector. Get a preview of what candymakers are planning to offer for Christmas and Halloween 2020, and review how the industry performed this past winter holiday. The issue also features a contributed piece on essential strategies for remaining relevant in today’s fast-moving market as well as a report on how regional potato chip manufacturers stay top-of-mind with shoppers in an ultra-competitive sector.