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Finding Emotional Well-Being with Confectionery in Challenging Times [Presentation Recording & Deck]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a growing need for comfort food, and for many consumers, confectionery has filled that need. This should not be surprising, as over the past few years, more and more research has supported confectionery’s role in fulfilling a …

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Opportunities for The Confectionery Industry in a COVID-19 Environment [Presentation Deck & Recording]

The coronavirus has drastically changed how Americans purchase, share and enjoy their favorite treats and CPG items. Join IRI’s Larry Levin for a look back on the impact of the coronavirus on 2020 confectionery and CPG sales so far as well as an inside …

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2020: April IRI Data

Coronavirus Changes Long-Standing Candy Purchasing Patterns Season after season, sales ramp up each week in approach to the holiday with the final two weeks reflecting the majority of sales. Easter was no different until 2020 as a direct result of COVID-19. Coronavirus started changing …

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COVID-19 and the Food Industry: Federal Regulatory Response and Recommendations

While much of the country has shut down by COVID-19, the food supply chain is essential and must remain in operation during the pandemic. To address the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal agencies have made numerous changes to minimize disruptions and ensure consumers …

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2020 Easter Review [Presentation Recording & Deck]

As the coronavirus impacted every aspect of life in the United States, many consumers were forced to rethink how they would purchase their favorite Easter treats during the holiday sales season. Did this impact sales performance as shoppers made their selections for gifting, baking …

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Snacking: Before, During and After COVID-19 [Presentation Recording & Deck]

COVID-19 is having an immediate impact on consumers’ food and beverage purchase and consumption behaviors. Snacking has become a lifestyle in the U.S, an insight that was true before the crisis, remains true during it and will continue to be true after COVID-19. During …

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2020 Valentine’s Day Review [Presentation Recording & Deck]

The Valentine’s Day holiday season can be heavily affected by weather and day-of-the-week timing as many shoppers postpone their purchases until the final few days. This puts the holiday at much more risk than some of the more extended seasons. How did the industry …

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COVID-19 Regulatory and Legislative Update [Presentation Recording and Deck]

With the spread of the coronavirus, government regulators have issued a series of complex regulations in order to maintain the safety of our food manufacturing systems and our workers. This webinar will walk attendees through the existing general manufacturing protocols, including positive test protocols …

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2020: March IRI Data

Confectionery Sales Surge Amid COVID-19 Panic Buying The past few weeks have seen incredible spikes in grocery sales as the nation hunkered down amid the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The inflection point in shopping behavior was the week of March 1, when …

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COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses [Presentation Recording and Deck]

On Friday, March 27, congressional leaders passed and President Trump signed into law a $2 trillion individual and business emergency coronavirus relief package, known as the CARES Act. There are several provisions in the 880-page bill that apply specifically to small businesses as defined …

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