News Topic: Industry


Three M&M’s Stores Opening In The Next Two Years

Mount Arlington, NJ — Mars Retail Group is set to open three M&M’s stores during the next two years, including its first location in continental Europe. “Our aspiration will always be to bring the best of the M&M’s brand experience to our consumers in …

Mars Wrigley Teases Super Bowl Commercial

Hackettstown, NJ — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC is giving a sneak preview of its Super Bowl LIV TV commercial on the Snickers’ YouTube channel, the candymaker reports. The spot features people digging at a construction site as they discuss the modern everyday annoyances, …

Hershey Extends Distribution, Offerings Across India

Mumbai, India — The Hershey Co.’s Kisses, bars and Exotic Dark, marketed in the U.S. as Brookside, brands are now available across India through the candymaker’s imprint Hershey India Pvt Ltd. A decade ago the company entered the Indian market with its namesake chocolate …

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 …

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 …

Theo Chocolate Names Rieland CFO

Seattle — Mark Rieland has been appointed CFO for Theo Chocolate, Inc. He will be responsible for developing strategy, building financial infrastructure and aligning resources to enable profitable growth for the candymaker. He brings a wealth of experience to the position, having held finance …

Torie & Howard Appoints Scott Miller Senior VP Of Sales

New Milford, CT — Scott Thomas Miller has been named senior vice-president of sales for organic candymaker Torie & Howard, Inc. He brings a wealth of experience in the confectionery and food industries to his new role, according to the company. Miller will oversee …