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2018 Winter Holiday Sales Review [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Following another year of Halloween success, all eyes are on the end-of-year holiday sales. Will seasonal sales continue to lead the category’s sales performance? Will premium continue to drive huge growth with gifting front-and-center? Join us to learn more about the ins and outs …

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[Webinar] Bioengineering (GMO) Standard Disclosure

In late December 2018, USDA issued the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, the long-awaited federal guideline for the labeling of BE ingredients, also known as GMOs. Learn more about the regulations and what they mean for your company and products. The webinar will include …

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2018: December 30 IRI Retail Sales Data

Strong End-of-Year Sales Boost Annual Results December 2018 sales were up 2.2 percent over December 2017. The strong end-of-year sales boosted the 52-week performance. Dollar sales over 2018 were up 1.2 percent, with above-average performance by gum, up 1.9 percent and non-chocolate candy, up …

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2018 Halloween Sales Review [Presentation Recording and Deck]

The big four seasons drove a strong 2017, led by Halloween that improved sales by more than 5 percent. How will Halloween sales for the total period and holiday-specific items fare in 2018 given the Wednesday timing? Will retailers deliver the kind of merchandising …

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2018: November 9 IRI Retail Sales Data

Dollar Sales Gearing Up Once More After slowing in the fall, sales are starting to pick up again for confectionery in the final two months of the year. The four week versus 52 week periods ending early November, reflect a 1.8% versus 1.1% sales …

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[YPN Spotlight] Interview with Joe Melville and Roger McEldowney

YPN Spotlight features Melville Candy CEO Joe Melville and Candy Hall of Fame member Roger McEldowney as they share unique insights into their career and how they became leaders of the industry.

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2018 Unwrapped – S5: Principles for Winning Seasons [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Seasonal sales continue to grow faster than the rest of the confectionery category. This webinar 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. View …

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2018: September 9 IRI Retail Sales Data

As Summer Is Coming to an End, Sales Are Softening a Bit Following a very strong start of 2018, chocolate sales are showing some signs of softening, which is putting slight pressure on the entire candy, gum and mints category. While 52-week sales ending …

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2018 Regulatory Update: California Prop 65

Laura Shumow, NCA

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2018 Regulatory Update: Is Slack Fill the New Natural? And Other Litigation Updates

Ivan Wasserman, Amin Talati Upadhye

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