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Confectionery and Snack 2017: State of the Market [Presentation Recording & Deck]

Want to know exactly what is happening in the confectionery and snack categories across each consumer segment and retail channel? This “can’t miss” session is the place to get the latest trends, insights and growth opportunities from the industry experts at IRI. View the …

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2017: June 18 IRI Retail Sales Data

Confectionery Sales Are on the Rise Over the year ending mid June, IRI measured a 1.3 percent increase in sales, driven by robust growth in chewy non-chocolate and several chocolate segments. The market saw strength in smaller pack sizes of less than 3.5 ounces, …

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Navigating FDA Inspections Post-FSMA [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Learn about your company’s rights during an inspection and what to expect throughout the process. Additionally, NCA will invite representatives from confectionery companies who have gone through a FSMA inspection by FDA to share insights from their experiences. View the recorded webinar by clicking …

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[Webinar] 2017 Easter Sales Review

The Easter selling season was significantly longer this year, with fully two extra weeks between Valentine’s Day and Easter Sunday compared with 2016. Will this positively impact the sales performance with additional opportunity for gifting, baking, crafting, activities and extended execution throughout the period? …

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2017: May 14 IRI Retail Sales Data

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2017: April 16 IRI Retail Sales Data

According to IRI latest 52 weeks ending April 16th for Multi-outlet + Convenience stores total chocolate, candy, and gum category dollar sales are growing by nearly 1% bolstered by a strong April driven by a later Easter. Non-chocolate at +2.2% growth leads all growth …

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[Webinar] 2017 Valentine’s Day Sales Review

Valentine’s Day sales have been struggling in recent years, hampered by declining participation, weather and timing. With a six-week season, shoppers often wait until the final few days to make their purchases, putting the holiday at much more risk than some of the more …

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[Webinar] Sustainable Sourcing of Confectionery Ingredients

Scrutiny of commodity sourcing and ingredient supply chains has increased in recent years as consumers and governments continue to push for greater corporate social responsibility. Previous media reports have highlighted these kinds of challenges within the supply chains for cocoa, sugar and palm oil …

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[Webinar] Practical Guidance on Making “Made in the USA” Claims

As the food industry faces greater scrutiny from regulatory agencies and increasing private litigation, food manufacturers need to pay close attention to claims made on their label. Learn more about “Made in America” claims from industry expert Ivan Wasserman, Partner at Amin Talati & …

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[Webinar] Managing a New Supply Chain Risk: The Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act

The repeal of the “consumptive demand” provision of the Tariff Act of 1930 has increased pressure on U.S. companies to ensure the absence of forced labor across their global supply chains. In 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained several shipments tied to …

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