News Topic: Industry


Candy Bars To See Fastest Growth In Global Organic Bar, Snack Markets

Portland, OR — Global organic bar and snack sales, which stood at $8.7 billion in 2017, are poised for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6 percent through 2025, according to Allied Market Research. The organic candy bar sector is expected to see …

Mars Commits $20M For COVID-19 Response

McLean, VA — Supporting the communities it operates in and the most vulnerable in its extended supply chain, Mars, Inc. is committing $20 million to global coronavirus response efforts. Mars CEO Grant F. Reid says: “Our approach for working through this COVID-19 crisis has been, …

Fruit Snacks, Pretzels See Lifts From ‘Pandemic Pantries’ Purchases

New York — Shoppers are thinking beyond emergency items such as canned goods and bottle water as they shop for ‘pandemic pantries,’ according to The Nielsen Co. (US), LLC, which notes fruit snacks and pretzels are seeing dollar and unit sales gains. For the …

Mondelez Completes Give & Go Acquisition

Chicago — Mondelez International, Inc. has finalized its acquisition of a significant majority interest in Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp., owners of brands including Two-Bite, cookie and gingerbread-house decorating kit brand Create-A-Treat and cupcake supplier Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe. “As we continue to establish foundations …

NCA Hosting Webinar On COVID-19 Resources For Small Businesses

Washington — Helping small businesses navigate the maze of legislation, determine what provisions of the $2 trillion stimulus package apply to their companies and putting them in a position to effectively use available resources, NCA is hosting a COVID-19 resources for small businesses webinar on …

Equity Fund Forms 5th Largest C-Store Wholesaler Following Allen Bros. Investment

West Palm Beach, FL — Palm Beach Capital Fund III, L.P. is forming the fifth-largest wholesale distributor for the c-store industry as it merges J. Polep Distribution Services, Harold Levinson Associates LLC and Allen Brothers Wholesale Distributors under the banner of National Convenience Distributors, …

Undercover Chocolate Wins 2020 Nexty Award

Boulder, CO — Undercover Chocolate Co.’s Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate crispy quinoa clusters took the top prize in the sweet or dessert category at this year’s Nexty Awards, presented by Natural Product Expo West organizer New Hope Network. The clusters, which are gluten- and nut-free, …

Mondelez Commits $15M To COVID-19 Relief, Signs Onto MacArthur’s Plastics Pledge

Deerfield, IL — Advancing critical food stability and emergency relief work in the global effort to combat coronavirus, Mondelez International, Inc. is donating $15 million in financial and in-kind support to its community partners. In separate news, the company became a signatory of the …

Two-Legged Dog Wins Cadbury Bunny Tryouts

Hershey, PA — Two-legged dog Lieutenant Dan has won the 2020 Cadbury Bunny Tryouts contest, The Hershey Co. reports, and will net $5,000 for its owner and a spot in the brand’s ad campaign. The candymaker also made a $10,000 donation to The American …

NCA Cancels 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Washington, DC — Earlier today NCA’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation by the Executive Committee to cancel the 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo. In a statement to the industry, NCA President & CEO John Downs said: “Of course, we are disappointed not …