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Update on USDA’s GE Disclosure Rule-making [Presentation Deck]

In July 2016, Congress passed a law requiring food manufacturers disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients in food products. Since then, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been diligently working on creating the rules food manufacturers must follow when providing disclosures for their …

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Canadian Nutrition and Food Policy Strategy [Presentation Deck]

In the fall of 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a mandate to Health Minister Jane Philpott in which he made the promotion of public health a top priority. Prime Minister Trudeau specifically included restrictions on food marketing practices, improving food labels and …

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The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation [Presentation Deck]

About five years ago, a small cadre of class action lawyers turned its attention to food manufacturers. The attorneys found that terms used in food labeling, such as “natural,” the packaging of products (e.g. “slack fill”), and advertising opened the door to bringing lawsuits …

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What IBM is Seeing for your Shopping Future [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Technology is driving the next generation of customer service and the way we live. With consumers wielding ever-more capable mobile devices and sophisticated data processing becoming more available, retailers have a unique opportunity to leverage technology to innovate every aspect of the consumer shopping …

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2017: August 13 IRI Retail Sales Data

A Happy End to Summer Chocolate candy continues its turnaround from a challenging 2016. Over the 52 weeks ending mid August, the total chocolate candy category increased 2.2 percent in sales and 1.7 percent in units driven by robust gains in seasonal as well …

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2017 Mid-year Review

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE – Sales growth, Growth by channel and per capita, Online purchasing

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2017 Global Candy and Snack Product Trends [Presentation Recording and Deck]

What candy products are hot in Europe? Is India leading the way for new types of snack occasions? Hear from global industry leader Innova Market Insights on the latest product innovations and trends from around the world that are shaping consumer behavior. View the …

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2017 Washington Forum Brochure

2017 Washington Forum | September 12 – 14, 2017 | Washington, D.C. Join us for our annual Washington Forum. Our legislative fly-in is an opportunity for you to meet your representatives in Congress while advocating for the confectionery industry and communicating the important role …

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[Presentation & Recording] How to Prepare for FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs

Domenic J. Veneziano, an Independent FDA Regulatory & Strategic Consultant to Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., will provide participants with an overview of the Food Safety Modernization ACT (FSMA) and will go through the requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and the …

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[Presentation Recording and Deck] 2017 Washington Forum Prep Webinar

Topics discussed include: What to expect on Capitol Hill; How to tell your story about your company; Sugar reform and the upcoming farm bill; NAFTA renegotiation; Uniform federal labeling standards. View the recorded webinar by clicking the buttons below: View Webinar Recording

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