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Ferrara Donates 20 Tons Of Candy, Cookies To Front Line, Health Workers

Chicago — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. has donated 20 tons of candy and cookies to date as a way to thank front-line workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the candymaker reports. The donation is the equivalent of 500,000 servings, according to Ferrara. …

Hershey’s Tops CPG Brand Intimacy List

New York — The Hershey Co.’s namesake brand was ranked number one among CPG companies in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2020 Study, which measures the emotional bond consumers form with brands. Overall, the CPG industry ranked fifth out of 15 industries in the study, according …

Haribo Plans September Groundbreaking For First U.S. Plant

Pleasant Prairie, WI — Haribo of America, Inc. is tentatively slated to start construction on its first North American production facility, located in Wisconsin’s Kenosha county, this coming September pending any shifts in the timeline caused by COVID-19 safety guidelines, the company reports. On …

Cargill Makes Progress On Cocoa Sustainability Goals

Schiphol, The Netherlands — Cargill, Inc. has made progress on its cocoa sustainability goals, including gaining the ability to track half of its sustainable cocoa beans from farm to factory, by deploying a range of digital tools to increase transparency, the supplier reports. By …

Hershey Releases Ice Breakers #MintBeforeYouMask Campaign

Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. is launching a light-hearted Ice Breakers ad campaign, dubbed #MintBeforeYouMask, to thank the public for wearing protective masks and remind them of unintended consequences of bad breath. The candymaker discovered healthcare and other front-line workers were struggling with …

Ferrara’s Black Forest Brand Commits To Plant 1.5M Trees

Chicago — Ferrara Candy Co. is continuing its efforts to replant forests across the U.S. working with the National Forest Foundation. This year, on behalf of the Black Forest brand, the company is donating more than $500,000 to help plant 1.5 million trees across …

Sanders Candy Partners With Local Radio Station To Support Heroes Initiative

Clinton Township, MI — Sanders and Morley Candy has partnered with Detroit-based radio station WJR to recognize the efforts of front line workers in the fight against COVID-19. As part of the WJR Heroes Initiative, which highlights stories of support and gratitude for those …

Mondelez’s Chips Ahoy, Sour Patch Kids Hosting Virtual Prom

East Hanover, NJ — Mondelez International, Inc. is again teaming its Chips Ahoy and Sour Patch Kids brands, along with DJ Steve Aoki, for the Sweetest Prom Ever virtual event and sweepstakes, according to the CPG manufacturer. The virtual prom will take place on …

AAK Names Estrup President For Asian Operations

Karlshamn, Sweden — AAK AB is appointing Sten Estrup president for its Asian operations. He will also join the supplier’s executive committee and be based out of its Singapore office. He succeeds Torben Friis Lange, who is pursing a career outside of AAK after …

Mondelez On Track To Hit 2025 Sustainability Goals

Chicago — With 63 percent of its volume for chocolate sourced through its Cocoa Life program, and 65 percent of wheat coming from the Harmony Wheat project, Mondelez International, Inc. reports it is well on its way to achieving its 2025 sustainability targets. The …