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2018 State of the Industry Conference: State of Retail

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2018 State of the Industry Conference: State of Confectionery

John Downs, President & CEO, NCA It’s the age of disruption. Disruption in politics, in economics, in retail and supply chain, and disruption in how consumers interact with products and brands all have the potential to fundamentally change the way confectioners go to market. …

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2018 State of the Industry Conference: CEO Outlook

Martin Radvan, Global President Mars Wrigley Confectionery Wondering what 2018 has in store for the world’s largest candy maker? Martin Radvan will kick things off with an inside look at how Mars Wrigley views the world today. He will address challenges and opportunities in …

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2018 State of the Industry Conference: A Beautiful Constraint – Doing More with Less

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2018 State of the Industry Conference: State of the Market

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2018 State of the Industry Conference: State of the Consumer

Laurie Demeritt, CEO, The Hartman Group Macro consumer and marketplace dynamics are changing food consumption and confectionery with it. This has far-reaching effects on how to approach the consumer in portioning, packaging, flavor development, merchandising, advertising and more. You will gain a better understanding …

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Rethink Front-end: Innovation, Flexibility & Relevancy Elevate Performance

A CALL-TO-ACTION TO EVOLVE WITH SHOPPERS & END UNDER-PERFORMANCE Time has run out for stores to fix their Front-Ends. Stagnant thinking about checkouts has drained sales and customer loyalty for years. Too many retailers have failed to contemporize their merchandising, payment processes, and overall …

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2018: February 25 IRI Retail Sales Data

Latest 52 Weeks Shows Gains Topping 2% Total candy and gum sales were up 2.1 percent over the 52 weeks ending February 25, 2018, according to data insights firm IRI. Results were strong for both chocolate (+2.5 percent) and non-chocolate (+2.7 percent) when regarding …

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2017 Winter Holiday Sales Review [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Following an extremely successful Halloween season, all eyes or on the end-of-year holiday sales. Will seasonal sales continue to lead the category’s strong comeback? Will chocolate’s turn-around in performance continue with gifting front-and-center? Learn more about the ins and outs of the Winter Holiday …

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2018: January 28 IRI Retail Sales Data

Off to a Good Start! The first four weeks of 2018 were off to a good start, with dollar growth of 1.2 percent for the confectionery category, according to data insights firm IRI. Growth was driven by strong gains for non-chocolate, up 2.4 percent …

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