News Topic: Candy & Snack Today


Jelly Belly Adds Branded Gummies, BeanBoozled Fiery To Line

Fairfield, CA — Jelly Belly Candy Co. is bringing its flavor expertise to the gummi sector with the debut of Jelly Belly gummies. The chewy candies have the same shape as the brand’s iconic beans and are even moulded with the logo on the …

97% Of Shoppers Backed Out Of Purchases Due To Inconvenience

Washington — Nearly all, 97 percent, of U.S. shoppers have backed out of a purchase because it was inconvenient for them, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), which reports 83 percent of consumers say convenience when shopping is more important for them now than …

Mars Wrigley Unveils Two-Ton Snickers Bar, Limited-Edition Twix Sneakers

Hackettstown, NJ — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is created a two-metric ton Snickers bar at its Waco, TX, plant, setting a Guinness World Record and teasing that something bigger is in store for its Super Bowl LIV commercial. Once consumed, the bar will officially …

New Hires Strengthen NCA Communications, Government Affairs Teams

Washington — NCA has added two staff members in new roles designed to build on the Association’s advocacy and communications activities. These individuals will expand the organization’s ability to tell the confectionery industry’s powerful narrative and highlight its member companies’ economic contributions with audiences …

Bosch Packaging Becomes Syntegon Following Sale

Waiblingen, Germany — With the closing of its transaction with CVC Capital Partners, Bosch Packaging Technology will now operate as independent enterprise Syntegon Technology GmbH with a focus on intelligent and sustainable technologies, and expanding the service range, according to the supplier. Marc Strobel, a …

Mars Wrigley Unveils New M&M’s Messages For Every Occasion

Hackettstown, NJ — M&M’s are getting a new look to encourage people to celebrate, connect and find humor in life’s everyday moments through the voices of the brand’s spokescandies. As a part of the M&M’s Messages program, the brand is launching 36 themed package …

Russell Stover Expanding Three Facilities

Kansas City, MO — Russell Stover Chocolates, LLC is expanding its Corsicana, TX, and Abilene and Iola, KS, production plants, adding approximately 300 jobs across all three facilities, the candymaker reports. While it is expanding three plants, Russell Stover will be shutting its Montrose, CO, …

4505 Meats Appoints Three To Sales Team

San Francisco — Pork rind maker 4505 Meats, Inc. has named Bob Ziegler and Scot Walker regional sales directors, while Greg Lagios has been appointed director of business development, the company reports. Ziegler brings 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industries …

Lindt Sales Outpaced Market During 2019

Kilchberg, Switzerland — During 2019 Lindt & Sprüngli AG’s sales outpaced the overall global chocolate market, rising 6.1 percent thanks to strong growth in all three regions — Europe, North America and “Rest of the World,” the chocolate company reports. Despite threats from changes …

GMA Revamped As Consumer Brands Association

Arlington, VA — The Grocery Manufacturers Association is now the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), which advocates for product affordability, access and innovation; eliminating consumer confusion; and solving large problems impacting the marketplace, the organization reports. “The Consumer Brands Association is an entirely new organization with …