Sweets & Snacks On Demand Product Spotlight Now Live

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Cleveland — The 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo was canceled, but Candy & Snack TODAY’s editorial staff has put in the leg work to deliver its usual robust, and unrivaled, new product coverage with a special section on CandyUSA.com launching today, Sweets & Snacks On ...
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Rosen Named CSN President As Tucci Eyes Retirement

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New Brighton, MN — David Tucci is retiring as executive director of Consolidated Sales Network (CSN) on July 1 after 13 years with the company, the brokerage reports. Fred Rosen has been named president and will succeed him. A founding member of CSN in 1999, ... Read More »

Mars Wrigley To Match Snickers Bar Donations To Front-Line Workers

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Hackettstown, NJ — As a way to thank essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is matching consumers’ donation of Snickers bars that are sent to front-line workers. For every 24-ct shareable box of Snickers bars purchased from shop.snickers.com, the candymaker ... Read More »

Where Is The Confectionery Market Going?

Cleveland — With uncertainty abounding, strong data sets and understanding shoppers’ behaviors become critical to developing strategic plans. To get an insightful review of the category, including an early look at the possible impact of COVID-19, Candy & Snack TODAY spoke with Information Resources, ... Read More »

York City Pretzel Launches Wholesale Distributor Rising Tide

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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 »

DGA Recommends Limited Added Sugars, But Recognizes Small Role for Sweets

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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 »

Enjoy Life Foods Opening Indiana Plant

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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 »

Walgreens Delivers Rite Aid Acquisition Update In Q1 Update

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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 »

Mars Partners With Indian Trusts To Tackle Malnutrition

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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 »

Snickers, Skittles Brands Drive Super Bowl 50 Joint Promotion

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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 »

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 »

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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