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2018: June 17 IRI Retail Sales Data

Strong Non-Chocolate Performance Continues Over the 52 weeks ending mid June, IRI reports an overall candy and gum sales improvement of 1.6 percent. Sales growth is led by non-chocolate, up 2.2 percent, followed by chocolate, at +1.5 percent. Gum too contributed to the strong …

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The Americas: Confectionery – Awareness, Attitudes & Accessibility [Research Report]

Studying the consumer purchasing and consumption habits for confectionery in the Americas reveals a complex picture. On the one hand, three in four consumers say they love chocolate and candy, and that both serve as an important personal treat. On the other hand, one …

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2018 Unwrapped – U.S. Shopper Insights Benchmark Study: Do’s and Don’ts of Investing in Shopper Insights [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Get a clear picture of the “state of shopper insights” and an understanding of how to unlock its full potential. This webinar will give retail and manufacturer practitioners visibility to best practices in their field and will be a useful tool for all companies …

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The Ins and Outs of SQF Edition 8 [Presentation Recording and Deck]

The SQF Code was implemented on January 2nd that included a new Code format and new Code requirements. With the new Code in place for over six months, SQF has compiled the data and there is a lot that we can learn. This webinar …

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What’s the Latest on Bioengineered Disclosure: USDA’s Proposed Rule [Presentation Recording and Deck]

On May 7, USDA’S Agricultural Marketing Service released a proposed rule proposing a national standard for disclosure of bioengineered foods (aka GMO labeling rule). The proposed rule on bioengineered disclosure leaves many long-awaited questions unanswered – such as how refined ingredients will be handled …

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2018 Unwrapped – State of the Market: Candy and Snacks [Presentation Recording and Deck]

This webinar highlights the most current performance, insights and trends for candy and snacks combined with a look forward to opportunities to grow each category. View the recorded webinar by clicking the buttons below: View Webinar Recording

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2018: May 20 IRI Retail Sales Data

Growth for Short and Longer-Term Look Sales for candy, gum and mints advanced 1.7 percent over the 52 weeks ending 5/20/2018, according to data insights firm IRI. The shorter four and 12 week view show growth as well — underscoring that the shorter Easter period …

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2018 Expo: Regulatory Update

Ivan Wasserman of Amin Talati Upadhye joined NCA’s Laura Shumow to present on the latest regulatory and legal challenges facing the candy industry. The talk addressed recent FDA FSMA inspections, new labeling requirements related to nutrition and bioengineering, as well as anticipated changes to …

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[Webinar] 2018 Easter Sales Review

The Easter selling season was a bit shorter this year than in 2017, with two fewer weeks falling between Valentine’s Day and Easter Sunday. Did this impact sales performance as shoppers made their selections for gifting, baking and crafting? NCA will examine sales growth …

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The Reason for the Seasons: Are You Maximizing Your Seasonal Sales?

Seasonal sales continue to grow faster than the rest of the confectionery category. This session will help you optimize your seasonal sales by sharing the secret sauce for maximizing traditional seasonal sales as well as gaining incremental sales on new and untapped opportunities. Presented …

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