New York — Opening a physical store leads to a 37 percent gain, on average, in overall traffic to a retailer’s website, according to “The Halo Effect: How Bricks Impact Clicks” study from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Additionally, new brick-and-mortar locations increase ...
Washington — NCA President and CEO John Downs highlighted the Always A Treat Initiative and the industry’s high-character leadership in an Q&A piece by Forbes. “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to represent an industry that has these great treats with the emotional bond ... Read More »
Deerfield Beach, FL — Inspired by the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, IT’SUGAR is launching an exclusive Stranger Things confectionery line, according to the specialty retailer. The products incorporate key themes from the show, such as Gummy Waffles, Missing Barb Malted Milk Ball Cartons, Edible Slime from ... Read More »
Washington — A survey of 3,000 U.S. adults found that 89 percent shop discount retailers, with dollar stores being the most popular, followed by outlets such as TJ Maxx and discount grocers, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Further, shopping discounters slashes across age ... Read More »
Hackettstown, NJ — Featuring two-in-one flavor combinations, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is introducing Starburst Duos. The line extension has strawberry watermelon and blue raspberry lemonade flavored chew candies. They are available in 2.07-ounce single packs, with a SRP of 99 cents, and 14-ounce ... Read More »
In this issue: Discover what is driving sales for the licorice sector, how the premium trend is benefiting chocolate-covered caramels and ways hard candy makers are meeting shifting lifestyle preferences. Other articles include an exclusive look at Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC a year after integration, a roundup of items leveraging natural sweeteners, a Q&A with NACS leadership and a summer 2019 product preview.