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Bilbrey Elected Chairman of The Hershey Co.

“It is a privilege and honor to succeed Jim as chairman,” says Bilbrey. The Hershey Co. announced that its Board of Directors has elected John Bilbrey as chairman of the Board of Directors of The Hershey Co., effective immediately. Bilbrey will continue to be president and CEO of the global confectionery company, a role he

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Easter Treats

The Hershey Co. has delicious new innovations for Easter baskets that will delight all this season, including: Reese’s 12-ounce Peanut Butter Eggs—Covered in smooth milk chocolate and filled with Reese’s signature peanut butter and now available nationwide in a 12-ounce package. Cadbury Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny—Complete with an adorable purple bow and the traditional, extra-rich […]

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Mintel Examines Chocolate Category

Chocolate innovation has increased, with new product launches growing 18% between 2013-2014. Chocolate confectionery sales grew 24% over a five-year period from 2009-2014 to reach $21 billion in the U.S., the world’s largest chocolate market. However, the pace of growth slowed in 2014, following a pattern that has evolved over the past few measurement periods,

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Chocolate Still Sweet as Sales Stay Steady

Chocolate candy sales totaled $2.66 billion for the 52 weeks ending Dec. 28, 2014, according to Information Resources Inc. (IRI) data. That’s a jump of 3.2% compared to same period the previous year. Unit sales for the same period totaled 1.83 billion, up 0.47% over the same period. Meanwhile, non-chocolate candy brought in dollar sales

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Gum, Mints Require Creativity

The months to come will see c-store operators increasingly taking steps to restore or replace flagging sales of gum, either by crafting a more persuasive marketing message for older consumers or replacing some SKUs with popular mints. In the 52 weeks ending Nov. 30 2014, the regular gum segment—with $510.6 million in sales—remained much smaller

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Disney Pixar Cars Items

CandyRific is offering two new light and sound wands from Disney Pixar Cars. The new items will be available in April 2015. These Cars characters are a wonderful addition to the collection of popular Disney novelties, and Lightning McQueen and Mater are sure to be a big hit this spring. Choose from #95 hotshot rookie

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Nestlé Removing Artificial Flavors and Colors

“We know that candy consumers are interested in broader food trends around fewer artificial ingredients,” says president of Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks. Nestlé USA announced its commitment to removing artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors, like Red 40 and Yellow 5, from all of its chocolate candy products. By the end of 2015, more than

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Hershey Moving to Simple, Easy-to-Understand Ingredients

“We all want and deserve to know what’s in our food,” says Hershey’s CEO. The Hershey Co. is beginning a transition to simple and easy-to-understand ingredients. This builds and expands on Hershey’s ongoing commitment to responsibly sourcing the ingredients it uses in its product portfolio. “As consumers, our relationship with food is changing. We spend

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Citrus Remix

Wrigley has introduced Orbit Citrus Remix gum. Orbit added a new flavor to the Remix family in January with the debut of Orbit Citrus Remix, a tart blend of Grapefruit, Orange and Lime flavors. Orbit Citrus Remix is available at retailers nationwide in Single Serve (MSRP $1.29) and Multipack with three 10-count envelope packs (MSRP

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Counting On Chocolate

While chocolate may be the gift of choice on Valentine’s Day, the sweet treat remains a year-round staple for convenience stores. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Sales of chocolate bars, chocolate-coated candy or fruit and chocolate bites continue to grow as convenience store customers indulge in their favorite confectionery. In fact, demand for the

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Sweets & Snacks Expo Registration Now Open

The 2015 Expo features expanded and comprehensive knowledge-building sessions, the return of popular, retailer-centric learning labs and a rebranded Specialty Market, including a dedicated showcase. Registration has open for the 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is scheduled for May 19-21, 2015, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the 2015 Expo

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Hershey Acquiring KRAVE Pure Foods

“We are excited to add KRAVE jerky’s unique, chef-inspired products and be a part of this transformational category,” says Hershey’s president North America. The Hershey Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire KRAVE Pure Foods Inc., manufacturer of KRAVE jerky, an all-natural snack brand of premium jerky products. The transaction will allow Hershey to

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SNICKERS Teases Super Bowl XLIX Ad

Thanks to SNICKERS Brand, the most beloved star of Super Bowl XLIX could be someone you might not expect. Mars Chocolate North America has given America its first taste of the all-new 30-second commercial from SNICKERS that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC. A new

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Gourmet Snacks

Harry & David is conducting a nationwide launch of two new collections in January. The Signature Chocolate Collection and the Oregon Trails Collection officially kicked off at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show this month. The Signature Chocolate Collection (all in gusset bags) include the following varieties: milk and dark chocolate grahams, milk chocolate-covered pretzels,

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Tangy Collisions

This month Wrigley’s Life Savers Gummies is launching Tangy Collisions. Life Savers Gummies Tangy Collisions will offer consumers an exciting new sweet and tangy combination of two flavors in one, including strawberry/lemonade, orange/red apple and pineapple/tangerine. Life Savers Gummies Tangy Collisions will be available at retailers nationwide in a seven-ounce peg bag with a suggested

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Toomey Accepts Senate’s “Candy Desk” Nomination

Since 1965, the Candy Desk has provided sweet enjoyment for senators on both sides of the aisle. In his continuing fight against the deficit—the candy deficit—U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Sweetest Place on Earth) has accepted the weighty responsibility of stocking the Senate’s coveted “Candy Desk.” According to the Secretary of the Senate, in every Congress

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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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