Atkinson Candy Reintroducing Mary Jane Brand

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Lufkin, TX — Under a licensing agreement with brand owner Spangler Candy Co., Atkinson Candy Co. is set to relaunch the former NECCO brand Mary Jane. “Atkinson Candy’s deep expertise in the candy nut candy category will serve the Mary Jane brand well,” says Eric ...
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Ferrero Commits To Use Only Sustainable Packaging By 2025

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Luxembourg — The Ferrero Group has committed to make all packaging completely reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, according to the candymaker’s 10th corporate social responsibility report. The pledge further enhances Ferrero’s approach to continually improving its packaging footprint and fits the company’s strategy aimed ... Read More »

Mike And Ike Becomes Official Partner Of Gaming Tournament Series

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Philadelphia — Just Born, Inc.’s Mike And Ike brand has signed on to be the official partner of the 2020 National Championship series of video game tournaments hosted by Nerd Street Gamers, the candymaker reports. The championship series is a 10-city tournament that gives ... Read More »

Ferrero, Coca-Cola Team On Limited-Edition Tic Tacs

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Luxembourg — The Ferrero Group and The Coca-Cola Co. have partnered to develop limited-edition Tic Tac Coca-Cola, the first mint with the refreshment of the soda, according to the candymaker. The item will be available in more than 70 markets worldwide. The mints will ... Read More »

Mars Wrigley Accepting Submissions For Chocolate History Research Grant

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Hackettstown, NJ —  Submissions are now being accepted for the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC reports. The grant provides funding for innovation in the areas of chocolate history research, scholarship and education. Submissions can be made ... Read More »

Downs Speaks At United Fresh Produce Conference

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Washington — During the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference, NCA President and CEO John Downs shared insights on strategic decision making, leadership and unconventional partnerships during the Venture Beyond the Fresh Produce Aisle session on September 16. “Companies, like trade associations, are decisions ... Read More »

Yowie Donating $20K To Rainforest Alliance

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New York — As part of its commitment to the environment, Yowie Group Ltd. is donating $20,000 to the Rainforest Alliance in response to the surge of fires in the Amazons this summer, the candymaker reports. Rainforest Alliance is on the front line of mitigating ... Read More »

Story Of Godiva Founder Featured In Brand’s Latest Ad Campaign

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New York — Wonder Awaits is the latest ad campaign for the Godiva brand and is loosely based on Pierre Draps, who founded Godiva and learned to make the now famous truffles to delight his wife, according Pladis Global. The commercials feature two young ... Read More »

Bühler Receives Queen’s Award For Enterprise For Optical Sorting Technology

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London — Bühler AG has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious innovation award, for its optical sorting technology that has shown the ability to increase foreign materials detection by 10 percent, the supplier reports. Johannes Wick, Bühler Group’s CEO for ... Read More »

IRI Enhancing AllScan C-Store Tracking With Data From Top Chains

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Chicago — IRI AllScan Convenience Store Tracking service will now incorporate account-level insights from 17 of the top 20 c-store chains, including 7-Eleven, Inc.; Circle K Stores Inc.; Casey’s General Stores, Inc. and WaWa, Inc. The company reports that with scanner-based, POS data from ... Read More »

Dollar General Expanding Into 46th State In 2020

Goodlettsville, TN — Dollar General Corp. is constructing three locations in Washington and Wyoming, giving the discount retailer presence in 46 states, the company reports. Centralia and Cathlamet, WA, and Pine Bluffs, WY, will host Dollar General store grand openings in early fiscal year 2020, ... Read More »

Mount Franklin Donates To El Paso Community Foundation

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El Paso, TX — Employees from across Mount Franklin Foods, LCC’s operating facilities pulled together to donate $27,325 to the El Paso Community Foundation Education Fund in honor of members of the community impacted by the shooting on August 3, the company reports. Mount ... Read More »

Latest edition of Candy & Snack Today

Candy & Snack TODAY — September/October 2019

In this issue: Leading manufacturers detail where the chocolate truffle market is heading, suppliers review the potential for white chocolate and experts in bulk merchandising share best practices. The issue also features a 2020 summer products preview, the inside story on the new three-story IT’SUGAR store and a report on sustainable packaging.

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