Hazelnut Goodness

Mars’ new SNICKERS & Hazelnut Bar satisfies. It’s everything consumers love about SNICKERS—peanuts, caramel and nougat covered in milk chocolate—with the addition of delicious hazelnuts. The bar debuted on retail shelves this December. SNICKERS & Hazelnut Bar was the most incremental and consumer preferred single-product addition to the existing portfolio and category in recent consumer […]

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Hershey Names Michele Buck President and CEO

Hershey’s current executive vice president and chief operating officer to succeed John Bilbrey, who will remain on Board of Directors as non-executive chairman. The Hershey Co.’s Board of Directors has appointed Michele Buck, currently the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, as Hershey’s next president and CEO, effective March 1, 2017. She will

Wrigley, Mars Chocolate Announce “The Candy Bowl” Super Bowl Promotion

Customers can join Team Snickers or Team Skittles as part of Sweepstakes. Mars Chocolate and Wrigley team in joint promotion featuring playful rivalry between Skittles and SNICKERS. Building off of the success of last year’s Super Bowl activation, Wrigley and Mars Chocolate will deliver their second joint-selling program, The Candy Bowl, to leverage the power

Grow Seasonal Candy Sales This Winter

While Halloween is known to be a big seasonal candy driver, c-store retailers can also drive candy sales around Christmas and other holidays. A new report by Packaged Facts is showing that seasonal candy is driving sales at retail. Retailers see the candy department as a key profit zone. Holidays in particular are a key

Extreme Sour Hard Candy

WARHEADS is making history with the launch of its newest product, WARHEADS Extreme Sour SMASHUPS Hard Candy. It is the first time in WARHEADS history that the iconic, mouth puckering, extreme sour hard candies are getting a new flavor variety. WARHEADS Extreme Sour SMASHUPS Hard Candy takes the original candy kids know and love, and […]

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Longer Lasting Flavor

Now fans of Wrigley’s iconic Juicy Fruit Original gum can enjoy the sweet Juicy Fruit flavor for even longer. The brand has announced that its iconic gum, which has been beloved for more than 100 years, has been reformulated to provide the same great taste fans love, but now with longer-lasting flavor. Juicy Fruit with […]

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Wrigley, Mars’ Transaction Zone Vision Drives Sales For Retailers

Research-based insights bring candy merchandising recommendations. Wrigley and Mars Chocolate North America are driving sales and increasing shopper engagement by working with retailers to implement their Transaction Zone Vision. Since launching the program in 2015, the companies have used research-driven insights to help retail partners boost sales at checkout through channel-specific recommendations. To help their

Customers To Enjoy Candy in Moderation This Holiday Season

NCA President talks about candy’s role in holiday traditions. John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association (NCA), weighed in on candy’s role in the holiday season. This holiday season, Americans will share and gift candy, enjoying their favorite wintertime treats in moderation. Chocolate, candy, gum and mints can play a unique part

New Peg Bag

Just Born has introduced new seven-ounce peg bags of Mike & Ike Sour-licious Zours Intense Fruit. The peg bag may be a new look, but it includes the same great taste. Intense Fruit will satisfy customers’ taste for sour by delivering five favorite sour fruit flavors: Sour Green Apple, Sour Blue Raspberry, Sour Watermelon, Sour […]

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Bite-Size Candies

Now U.S. consumers can enjoy a worldwide chocolate favorite: MALTESERS Candies. As the No. 1 bite-sized chocolate brand in the U.K., this treat features a crispy, airy center, wrapped in a smooth, mouth-watering, chocolatey covering. Consumers will enjoy this snack for its playful crunch with a slow chocolatey melt. Theater goers in the U.S. have […]

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Trolls Hug Bands

CandyRific has added to its DreamWorks Animation collection with Trolls Hug Bands. Available in two colors, pink and blue, each hug band has a hidden compartment to keep candy and plays a tune when the button is pressed. The hug bands come complete with 0.28-ounces of microbites candy and have a suggested retail price of […]

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Sweets & Snacks Expo Turns 20

The Sweets & Snacks Expo has come a long way since it debuted in 1997 as the All Candy Expo. The Sweets & Snacks Expo is celebrating its 20th anniversary at its 2017 event in Chicago. In 1997, the National Confectioners Association introduced the All Candy Expo, now known as the Sweets & Snacks Expo,

M&M’S Caramel Chocolate

Introducing the biggest launch in M&M’S Brand History: M&M’S Caramel Chocolate Candies. After years of development, M&M’S Brand now has the proprietary technology to enter the soft and chewy category partition with the launch of M&M’S Caramel Chocolate Candies. This innovative treat features a creamy caramel center covered in delicious milk chocolate, enclosed in a […]

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Perfectly Sweet Gum

Wrigley is launching Doublemint Perfectly Sweet Gum this December. Doublemint Perfectly Sweet offers a new choice for consumers seeking gum without artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. Doublemint Perfectly Sweet is sweetened with real sugar and provides the trusted flavor expected from Doublemint gum. The new gum will be available at retailers nationwide in a 12-stick […]

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Cookie Bar

The Hershey Co. has launched new Cookie Layer Crunch bars—the most anticipated innovation in 16 years from America’s most iconic chocolate brand. This new innovation from Hershey delivers a fun and delicious surprise by combining the classic Hershey’s Chocolate that consumers love with the crunch they desire in Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch bars. Every Hershey’s […]

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Most Sought After Halloween Treats

HookLogic reveals what customers are shopping for across channels this Halloween. New data from  HookLogic reveals this Halloween’s most sought after candy and costumes. Candy terms searched for show that chocolate rules but fruity/sour flavors still rank high. M&M’s were the most sought after candy product during the research period, with three times the search

Global Chocolate Market Expected To Climb Through 2020

Trends such as a demand for premium chocolate, innovations in packaging and new varieties are driving chocolate growth world wide. Technavio analysts forecast that the global chocolate market is set to grow at a CAGR of close to 5% through 2020. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global chocolate

Quality Candy Line

Consumer Value Products (CVP) has announced the introduction of the Yum Bees Candy line. This new line is CVP’s premier control label candy line that offers various hard, gummy and chocolate candy products as well as a variation of favorite name-brand products. With bright, fun packaging and quality ingredients, this line of tempting treats will […]

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Spooky Candies

The Hershey Co. has unveiled a new line of Halloween themed treats. The new treats include Reese’s White Peanut Butter Ghosts; Kit Kat White Minis; Jolly Rancher Lollipops Spooky Shapes; Hershey’s Caramel Apple Filled Milk Chocolates; Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème Skulls; and a new Halloween Party Assortment. The White Peanut Butter Ghosts are white crème-coated […]

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Bilbrey To Retire as CEO of The Hershey Co.

The Hershey Co. looks to identify successor. John Bilbrey, chairman, president and CEO of the Hershey Co., announced plans to retire from the company July 1, 2017. Bilbrey will continue as non-executive chairman of Hershey’s Board of Directors following his retirement as president and CEO. “I have had the privilege of working in consumer packaged

Hershey Supports White House Workforce Equality Initiatives

Continues commitment to equal pay for equal work with pledge. The Hershey Co. is continuing its commitment to equal pay for equal work, providing more people opportunities and eliminating unnecessary employment barriers with its pledge to support three major White House workforce equality initiatives, including the White House Equal Pay Pledge, First Job Compact and

Novelty Trolls Candies

Hilco has created three fun new candy novelties featuring characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls. New Trolls Taffy Sipper Cups are adorable plastic sipper cups with curly straws, and they include include 25 grams of delicious taffy and cute collectable Troll character toppers with pink and blue hair. New Sipper Cups sell for an SRP of […]

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Mars and Wrigley Join Forces to Accelerate Growth

After taking full control of the company earlier this year, Mars has decided to join with Wrigley to further dominate the domestic candy market. Mars Inc. and its subsidiary Wrigley have announced that they will be combining their businesses, and the newly formed combined division, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, will be headquartered in Chicago. Based on

Mars To Form Mars Wrigley Confectionery

The combination of Mars’ Wrigley and Chocolate segments into one entity aims to bring a more holistic approach to the confectionery category. Mars Inc. has announced plans to combine its Chocolate and Wrigley segments to create Mars Wrigley Confectionery in 2017. The combination will help deliver greater value to customers, and enable the segment to

Premium Chocolate Bars

Baron Chocolatier has announced a new line of convenient premium chocolate bars that are packed with flavor and sure to satisfy chocolate lovers. The new 5 Bites bars come in three delicious flavors: crunchy peanut butter, airy milk chocolate mousse and creamy caramel, all covered in rich milk chocolate. They are currently available and sold […]

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