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2019: October IRI Data

Confectionery Sales Remain Strong Going into Q4 Confectionery dollar sales grew 2.3% over the latest 52 weeks ending early October, according to data insights firm IRI. The latest 52 weeks bring growth for all three areas of confectionery, chocolate, non-chocolate and gum/mints. Non-chocolate (+2.8%) …

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The Fine Chocolate Industry: Innovations, Growth and Untapped Opportunity [Presentation Recording & Deck]

Presented by: Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics LLC Was Halloween a trick or a treat for retailers and candy makers in 2019? Join NCA’s Larry Wilson on Thursday, November 21 at 1 pm ET as he takes a closer look at retail and consumer …

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2019: September IRI Sales Data

As we enter Q4, candy sales are heating up The latest four, 12 and 52 weeks ending September 8 all show a strong performance for candy, gum and mints with dollar growth upwards of 2%. The 52-week view shows very strong gains of 2.5% …

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Top 10 Global Snacks and Sweets Trends for 2019 [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Presented by Mindy Hermann, Senior Analyst, Innova Market Insights The world is getting increasingly smaller. What is trending and successful in one part of the world can easily spread to other regions. See how the latest trends from across the globe are transitioning to …

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[Washington Forum 2019] Regulatory Update: Food Safety & Regulatory Hot Topics

As standards and consumer expectations continue to evolve, the confectionery industry must tackle new issues in order to stay compliant with federal regulations and meet consumer demand. NCA’s Manager of Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Paige Smoyer, led a series of speakers through hot-button …

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[Washington Forum 2019] Regulatory Update: Labeling & Nutrition Policy Updates

Updates to labeling and the Nutrition Facts panel will impact every U.S. confectionery manufacturer. Dr. Debra Miller, NCA’s Senior Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, hosted a series of speakers covering the Nutrition Facts panel, color and flavor labeling, bioengineering disclosure, updated dietary …

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[Washington Forum 2019] Regulatory Update: FDA Nutrition Initiatives

Captain Blakeley Fitzpatrick shared her insights into the FDA Nutrition Initiatives as a member of the U.S. Public Health Service. Capt. Fitzpatrick covered the work that the FDA is doing related to modernizing claims and Standards of Identity, reducing sodium in the food supply, …

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2019: August IRI Data

Continued Strength for Candy! IRI finds continued strength in confectionery sales throughout the summer months, with the latest 12 weeks up 2.0% for total candy, gum and mints. In the latest 52-week view, non-chocolate holds on to its position as the fastest growing of …

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State of the Market: Specialty Market [Presentation Recording & Deck]

Presented by: Jess Hochman, Vice President of Natural Insights and Innovation Research, SPINS Inc. and Eric Lauterbach-Colby, Category Manager, Center Store Grocery and Frozen Products, UNFI Uncover the latest insights on how specialty products are gaining traction and driving growth in the overall snacking …

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Future Retail: Winning the War in the Store [Presentation Recording & Deck]

Presented by Mark Ravi, EDGE by Ascential Dramatic shifts in retail formats and shopper behavior will reshape confection and snack distribution and merchandising practices. This session will share a framework for the store of the future, and how retailers will need to evolve formats …

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