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2018 Halloween Sales Review [Presentation Recording and Deck]

The big four seasons drove a strong 2017, led by Halloween that improved sales by more than 5 percent. How will Halloween sales for the total period and holiday-specific items fare in 2018 given the Wednesday timing? Will retailers deliver the kind of merchandising …

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2018: November 9 IRI Retail Sales Data

Dollar Sales Gearing Up Once More After slowing in the fall, sales are starting to pick up again for confectionery in the final two months of the year. The four week versus 52 week periods ending early November, reflect a 1.8% versus 1.1% sales …

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[YPN Spotlight] Interview with Joe Melville and Roger McEldowney

YPN Spotlight features Melville Candy CEO Joe Melville and Candy Hall of Fame member Roger McEldowney as they share unique insights into their career and how they became leaders of the industry.

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2018 Unwrapped – S5: Principles for Winning Seasons [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Seasonal sales continue to grow faster than the rest of the confectionery category. This webinar will help you optimize your seasonal sales by sharing the secret sauce for maximizing traditional seasonal sales as well as gaining incremental sales on new and untapped opportunities. View …

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2018: September 9 IRI Retail Sales Data

As Summer Is Coming to an End, Sales Are Softening a Bit Following a very strong start of 2018, chocolate sales are showing some signs of softening, which is putting slight pressure on the entire candy, gum and mints category. While 52-week sales ending …

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2018 Regulatory Update: California Prop 65

Laura Shumow, NCA

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2018 Regulatory Update: Is Slack Fill the New Natural? And Other Litigation Updates

Ivan Wasserman, Amin Talati Upadhye

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2018 Regulatory Update: International Trade and Regulatory Update

Bill Bryant, Bryant Christie Inc. Bill Bryant will discuss the current regulatory environment affecting confectionary exports, particularly in Canada and Europe as well as policy issues that could affect confectionary trade.

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2018 Regulatory Update: What Confectioners Should Know About FSMA and Allergens

Elizabeth Fawell, Hogan Lovells FDA is inspecting food facilities against FSMA requirements in full force. Hear the latest on FSMA inspections, and make sure your companies are prepared to comply with FDA’s Intentional Adulteration rule. Additionally, learn about FDA’s research on allergens in chocolate …

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2018 Regulatory Update: National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

Karin Moore, GMA Randy Russell, Russell Group In May USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service released a proposed rule on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (A.K.A. GMO Labeling Rule). The proposed rule outlines proposed definitions, labeling statement, electronic disclosure methods, and symbols related to the …

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