Torie & Howard Launches Enhanced Website

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New Milford, CT — Designed to enhance consumer engagement and build brand loyalty, Torie & Howard, Inc. has revealed an updated website at torieandhoward.com, according to the organic candymaker. In addition to new graphics and bold colors that reflect the company’s prominent fruit elements, the ...
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After Two-Year Hiatus, Necco Wafers Return

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Bryan, OH — Spangler Candy Co. is preparing to relaunch Necco Wafers at retail two years after the candymaker saved the brand following the New England Confectionery Co.’s bankruptcy, the company reports. The line will roll out in the drug channel, with more retailers ... Read More »

MoonPie Brand Leveraged In Latest G Fuel Energy Drink

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New York — Chattanooga Bakery, Inc. is lending its MoonPie brand to G Fuel LLC’s latest energy drink powder offering, the candymaker reports. Launching next month, the MoonPie powder is sugarfree and contains antioxidants from 19 fruit extracts, 10 calories and 140 milligrams of ... Read More »

11 Industry Leaders Slated For Candy Hall Of Fame Induction

Cleveland — The Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees are: Michelle Frame, Victus Ars; Pam Gesford, The Hershey Co.; Deb Grenon, My Favorite Company, Inc.; Forrest Mars, Jr., Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. LLC (posthumous); Barry Phillips, SpartanNash Co.; Kurt Rosenberg, The Promotion In ... Read More »

Product Of The Year Recognizes Mars, Nestlé, CVS Store Brand

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New York — Mars Chocolate North America, CVS Pharmacy, Inc.’s Gold Emblem Abound and Nestlé S.A. were each recognized with a Product of the Year USA award, which is determined by a survey of more than 40,000 consumers. Mars received the award in the chocolate ... Read More »

Team Krave Runner Keflezighi Qualifies For Rio Games

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Sonoma, CA — Meb Keflezighi, an ambassador member of The Hershey Co.’s Team Krave, has qualified for the marathon trials at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held from August 5 – 21 in Re de Janerio, Brazil. Team Krave is a collective of Hershey’s ... Read More »

Valentine Spending Expected To Reach $19.7B

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New York — Total spending during the Valentine’s Day season is expected to top $19.7 billion, according to a report by MarketResearch.com utilizing data from Packaged Facts. The report projects approximately $1.7 billion to be spent on candy for Valentine’s Day with 81 percent ... Read More »

Moon Pie Bites Could Be Ticket To CMA Fest, Vince Gill Guitar

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Knoxville, TN — Regal Entertainment Group announced a new sweepstakes contest for its Crown Club members who buy Taste of Nature, Inc.’s Moon Pie Bites brand. According to Regal, any member who buys Moon Pie Bites through February 22 will be entered for a ... Read More »

Private Label Items Can Drive Shopper Loyalty

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Stamford, CT — Retailers stocking a robust assortment of private label products can drive consumers to make special trips and improve loyalty, according to a study from Daymon Worldwide. In fact, 36 percent of consumers report a likeliness to make a special trip to buy ... Read More »

PMCA Conference Lineup Set, Association To Reveal New Direction

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Lancaster, PA — In addition to speaker presentations, supplier exhibits and production workshops, the annual PMCA, an International Association of Confectioners conference will also serve as a jumping off place for the trade group’s enhanced education and communication initiatives. The conference will include a ... Read More »

Obama’s Budget Provides Funding For Food Safety

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Washington — President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 includes a $26 billion investment in food safety and health, according to White House reports and briefings from governmental departments. The $4.1 trillion budget allocates $24.6 billion to the Department of Agriculture ... Read More »

2016 Kettle Award Nominees Announced

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Troy, MI — The nominees for the 2016 Kettle Award have been announced with the winner set to be handed the award at the annual even held on May, 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Chicago. The 2016 nominees are Mike Koch, ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — May/June 2020

In This Issue: Discover game-changing innovations from candy and snack manufacturers with our robust Sweets & Snacks On Demand coverage, as well as products in the works for Easter and Valentine’s Day 2021. Contributed pieces detail the power of collaboration as well as how COVID-19 is impacting click-and-collect retailing. Additionally, The Hershey Co. shares the latest in category management best practices and leading hard candy manufacturers reveal where the classic sector is heading.

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