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Flavorful Gum

In December 2014, Juicy Fruit launched new Juicy Fruit gum with Starburst flavors, bringing two fun brands together. Consumers can now enjoy the Juicy Fruit gum they know and love with their favorite Starburst flavors. The new, sugar-free gum is available in two popular Starburst flavors: Strawberry and Cherry. Juicy Fruit with Starburst flavors is

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Hershey Exceeds Sustainable Cocoa Goals in 2014

Company announces accelerated 50% target for certified and sustainable cocoa by end of 2015. The Hershey Co. announced that 30% of its globally sourced cocoa was independently certified and verified. This reflects an accelerated pace for achieving its goal of sourcing 100% of its cocoa supply from certified and sustainable cocoa farms by 2020. The

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Kickoff Playoff Pandemonium

Reese’s celebrates football postseason with Ref (Jeff) Foxworthy and his Reese’s rules. The Hershey Co. announced the kickoff of Reese’s Playoff Pandemonium, a campaign designed to help fans enjoy the football playoff season. To make sure football fans understand how to ‘properly’ celebrate and entertain, the brand has created Reese’s Rules which will be delivered

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Hershey Unveils World’s First Public 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing Exhibit

Visitors to Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction can experience 3-D chocolate printing. The Hershey Co., in partnership with 3D Systems, on Dec. 19 debuted its 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. Visitors to Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction will have the opportunity to witness live 3-D chocolate candy printing for the first time.

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Hershey-Funded Operation Producing Life-Saving Therapeutic Food

Hershey invests more than $1 million and food expertise to help severely malnourished Ghanaian children using peanut-based food. The Hershey Co., in partnership with Project Peanut Butter, announced that the project’s newest manufacturing facility—located in Kumasi, Ghana—is now beginning full operation. The new plant will produce Project Peanut Butter’s peanut-based Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods

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Bubble Tape

This month, the No. 1 fun gum form, Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Awesome Original, is rolling out a new two-pack offering (four-ounce clamshell) found in-aisle (MSRP $1.80). Also, this month Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape is releasing the new Sour Blue Raspberry flavor. Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Sour Blue Raspberry brings together the No. 1 fun

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Minions Mix

In honor of the success of the Despicable Me movie franchise and holiday DVD release, MIKE AND IKE has debuted a limited time only offering of MIKE AND IKE MINION MIX. This fun variety comes with three different designs on pack—making them a collectable item for every Minion lover. Made with real fruit juice, fans

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Sweet Orange Gum

This December, Extra gum is adding a new flavor variety to its portfolio with Extra Sweet Orange. Extra Sweet Orange plays in a broadly appealing flavor territory, delighting consumers with the delicious flavor of juicy oranges. Now available at retailers. For More Information From Wrigley www.wrigley.com

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Disney Frozen Novelty Items

CandyRific is offering two new items from Disney’s Frozen—Elsa and Olaf Character Fans. The new fans will be available in February 2015. These items are a wonderful addition to the collection of popular Frozen novelties, including spin pops and dispensers with Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Each novelty item includes .53-ounces of microbites candy. The suggested

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Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Now consumers will experience peanut butter in a whole new way. TWIX Creamy Peanut Butter Cookie Bars unite a layer of savory peanut butter on a classic TWIX Cookie Bar, all coated with delicious milk chocolate. The top consumer request among TWIX Brand fans was to “bring back the classic cookie”—so the new recipe includes

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Hershey Named One of Top 50 Most Civically Minded U.S. Companies

Hershey scored in the top 25% of companies in all five ranking categories. The Hershey Co. was recognized today as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual recognition for companies that are committed to making a difference in the communities where they do business. Hershey was recognized as No. 3

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Fruit Punch Flavor

In December 2014, Wrigley’s 5 gum is launching a new rhythmic fruit punch flavor called 5 Tempo. 5 Tempo is a delicious blend of fruits that combine to create a memorable experience. It will be available at retailers nationwide in a 15-stick envelope pack (MSRP $1.49) and a Multipack with three 15-stick envelope packs (MSRP

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Mars Promotes Lebel To Vice President of Sales

The 24-year Mars veteran offers breadth of sales experience. Mars Chocolate North America has prmoted Timothy LeBel to the position of vice president of sales. In his new role leading the Mars Chocolate Sales organization, LeBel oversees the strategy and execution of its retail management, customer account teams, field sales, customer development, and customer experiences.

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Celebrate Peanut Butter

Reese’s fans have a reason to celebrate! November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, and Hershey is launching Reese’s Spreads, the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form. Based on the iconic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Reese’s Spreads delivers the unique, one-of-a-kind combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors to any

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Mixed Nuts Bar

Mix it up with SNICKERS Brand Mixed Nuts Bar—a satisfying mix of peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts combined with SNICKERS Brand caramel and nougat, all coated with creamy milk chocolate. Nut lovers have much to celebrate with their favorite nuts in one bar. To drive awareness, category growth and sales, the launch of SNICKERS Brand Mixed

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2015 Candies

Just Born is introducing new products for 2015. Hot Tamales Tropical Heat erupts with three spicy tropical flavors: Pineapple Picante, Limon Fever and Mango Tango. Also, in 2015, “Retro is Back” with Mike And Ike Cotton Candy flavored chewy candies, which are back by popular demand for a limited time. With a suggested retail price

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Sweet & Salty

Opposites attract with the new sweet and salty flavor combinations from COMBOS Brand: COMBOS Baked Snacks Caramel Crème Pretzel and COMBOS Baked Snacks Vanilla Frosting Pretzel. The blend of sweet and salty flavors continues to be a crowd pleaser with consumers searching for bold, innovative new tastes. New COMBOS Baked Snacks Caramel Crème Pretzel delivers

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Holiday PEEPS

PEEPS Brand Marshmallow is making the holiday season more festive with new flavors and shapes arriving just in time for the season of giving. Plus the mischievous yellow-colored Minions from the “Despicable Me” movie series have taken over nearly the entire PEEPS Holiday collection for 2014. NEW PEEPS Marshmallow Minions are a Minion-shaped marshmallow reflecting

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Plan For Summer Fun

CandyRific has redesigned its popular summer item, the Go Fish Squirt Fun. The Go Fish Squirt Fun is shaped like a Blue Gill and has a candy-filled handle. Available in blue and orange, it comes complete with .53-ounces of microbites candy. It has a suggested retail price of $2.15 and ships in six 12-count displays

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Chocolate Dipped Fruit

DOVE Whole Fruit Dipped In Dark Chocolate is a combination of real fruit dipped in silky smooth DOVE Dark Chocolate. This decadent new item comes in three varieties of real, whole fruit—cranberry, cherry and blueberry—that are the top-selling fruits on the market. Two convenient sizes, a 2.83-ounce Sharing Size and six-ounce Stand-Up Pouch, satisfy both

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Hershey CEO Appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council

J.P Bilbrey to advise on advancing business priorities in Africa. The Hershey Co. has announced President and CEO J.P. Bilbrey’s recent appointment by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the newly established President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). The private-sector advisory council will focus on strengthening the U.S.’s commercial relationships with African

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3 Musketeers Gets Minty

A refreshing taste sensation, 3 Musketeers Mint Bites are a flavorful new addition to the Mars Bites portfolio. Each bite-sized piece features dark chocolate enrobing mint-flavored nougat, with the classic fluffiness consumers love about 3 Musketeers Bars. Mars’ unwrapped Bites line delivers the taste experience of a full-size candy bar in a bite-size portion. Available

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100% Natural Gum Pops

Just in time for Halloween, Verve Inc., the producer of Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits, has debuted the first and only 100% natural gum pops—hard candy lollipops with ooey, gooey, bubblegum centers. The limited release, special edition pack of 10 Glee Gum Pops is a sweet alternative to conventional Halloween treats. Each

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Hershey Learn to Grow To Impact Nearly 9,000 Cocoa Farmers

Programs benefit communities connected to 27 cooperatives in six regions of Cote d’Ivoire. The Hershey Co. announced an innovative partnership with Hershey suppliers and a European sustainability agency to help thousands of farmers in Cote d’Ivoire improve productivity, raise incomes and improve communities. The partnership includes Blommer Chocolate and Olam International through their joint “GrowCocoa”

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Season Sweetens Candy Sales

Will this Halloween be a trick or treat for c-store candy profits? By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Confectioners, such as Hershey, Mars and Wonka, bank on holidays to boost their annual business. After all, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas and Hanukkah combine to generate $7 billion in U.S. sales. Not surprisingly, Halloween accounts for

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