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2017 State of the Industry: Demographic Outlook: Opportunities for Confectionery

Ken Gronbach, Futurist and Demographic Expert Your brand is being hijacked and others are telling a distorted story about your product. It is time to plan, take action and strategize! Last year you heard Ken Gronbach tell you about the monster 86 million Generation …

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2017 State of the Industry: A New Chapter

Jim Glassman, Sr. Economist, Managing Director Commercial Banking, JPMorgan The U.S. economy is almost back on its feet after one of the worst downturns in 2008-09 since the Great Depression. As the economy approaches full employment and inflation begins to rise, the Federal Reserve …

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2017 State of the Industry: Emerging Trends in Retail

Brian Owens, Director of Retail Insights, Kantar Retail Learn the latest from leading retail experts about what’s on the horizon of the retail landscape and how these emerging trends could impact your business. Retailers and suppliers will fundamentally change both their own work and …

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2016 Winter Holiday Sales Review Webinar

With the first three seasons of the year falling short of expectations, all eyes are on the end-of-year holidays sales. Will sales rise about the category’s current dollar and volume pressures with confectionery gifting front and center? Join us to learn more about the …

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2017: January 22 IRI Retail Sales Data

Following two strong months to end out 2016 , total candy and gum sales remained flat in the first four weeks of January. In chocolate, the markdown sales from the Christmas season helped drive dollars with big gains for seasonal and gift box chocolates. …

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2016: December 25 IRI Retail Sales Data

The year closed out on a positive note for total candy and gum, with dollars up 0.6 percent over the 52 weeks ending December 25, 2016. Dollar gains were predominantly driven by non-chocolate, that grew +1.6 percent over the period, compared with +0.7 percent …

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2016 Halloween Confectionery Review Webinar

Value packs and seasonal chocolate led the modest growth for Halloween in 2015. What will drive gains in confectionery this year as we lose the advantage of a weekend holiday? NCA’s Larry Wilson takes a closer look at retail sales and trends from the 2016 …

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2016: October 30 IRI Retail Sales Data

The October IRI market data shows that confectionery growth continues to be challenged in the current marketplace, like many other categories across the store. In the multi-outlet channels including convenience stores, the total candy and gum category advanced a mere 0.3 percent in dollars …

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2016: October 2 IRI Retail Sales Data

The first three quarters of 2016 saw dollar sales up slightly over 2015 in the multi-outlet and convenience channels, with gains of 1.4 percent for total candy and gum. The chocolate category showed average performance, whereas non-chocolate grew 2.4 percent and gum lost some …

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[Webinar] Understanding the Global Food Safety Initiative and its Alignment with FSMA

As companies look to comply with FSMA, many suppliers and customers within the industry — as well as NCA members — are looking at GFSI and the role of private certification. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a non-profit organization that brings together food safety professionals from around the world …

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