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New Products Drive Chocolate Sales

Despite a host of new product introductions and package sizes, chocolate SKUs are holding strong at convenience stores. At Zarco 66, different product configurations and package types and sizes of long-time favorite brands are keeping the category fresh and appealing to a wide range of consumers, said Scott Zaremba, owner of the 10-store Kansas chain.

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Easter Candy Sales

C-stores can prepare in advance for Easter candy sales in 2013 with the help of Mars Chocolate North America. About 78% of Americans celebrate Easter, and it’s the second most popular holiday for chocolates and candy. Chocolate comprises 91% of Easter basket contents, so it’s important to promote chocolate products in your c-store that time

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Mars Buys Nearly 90,000 Metric Tons of Certified Cocoa in 2012

Mars meets 2011 milestone of 10% of total cocoa purchases certified while on track to buy over 20% certified cocoa in 2012. Mars Chocolate has made significant progress in just three years towards fulfilling its 2009 pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020. The company stated that it had

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2012 Candy Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Gala event this fall to honor 12 leaders of the confectionery industry. Twelve leaders of the confectionery industry are set to be honored with induction into the National Confectionery Sales Association’s (NCSA) Candy Hall of Fame class of 2012 during a gala event scheduled for Oct. 20 in Tampa, Fla., Candy & Snack Today reported.

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Hershey’s Chocolate Flies High

Consumers at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning taste Hershey’s newest aerated chocolate product. The Hershey Co. has  introduced a new way to enjoy chocolate with the launch of Hershey’s Air Delight Chocolate – one of the first aerated chocolates for the company. To savor and enjoy the light and airy texture of

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The Power of Chocolate

Once considered a “guilty pleasure,” chocolate’s potential health benefits are attracting customers. By Howard Riell, Associated Editor. If there is one category that has historically been immune from an economic recession it is chocolate. Despite the difficult times many households have had to endure over the past two years, chocolate is one of those treats

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Mars Extends Partnership With Joe Gibbs Racing

“From connecting with NASCAR fans to engaging our retail partners, our partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing has proved to be tremendously successful,” says Mars spokesperson. Mars Inc. announced its continuing its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) through a new multi-year deal. The deal extends the winning partnership that has brought the No. 18 Toyota

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Tapping the Power of Candy

Despite the economic slowdown, chocolate remains a relatively inexpensive indulgence for cautious consumers. By Howard Riell, Contributing Editor. Americans aren’t eating out as much as they used to, but they are eating more chocolate, which means the time has come for retailers who haven’t already done so to rethink, revamp and restock their chocolate sets.

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Coconut Twix

Escape to the tropics with the island flair of new Twix Coconut Cookie Bars. Just in time for Easter and summer, this new limited-edition item combines the sweet, exotic taste of coconut blended into Twix Brand caramel, atop a crisp cookie bar, coated with milk chocolate. The product features bright, beach-themed packaging and eye-catching displays

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With everything there is to love about SNICKERS® —peanuts, caramel, nougat and milk chocolate—consumers will be nuts with the addition of peanut butter in new SNICKERS® Brand Peanut Butter Squared.  Available in December 2010, each singles pack will have two delicious square-shaped bars in an optimal size to please consumers. Booth #2561 Marswww.mars.com

All-Natural Treats

Sconza Candy introduces a new line of six packaged natural confections right from the farm. Called the Sconza Naturals, each of the creations starts with a whole premium dried nut or dried fruit which is drenched in chocolate or yogurt. From chocolate whole dried cherries to natural chocolate whole almonds, all Sconza Naturals are line

Candy Dynamics

Candy Dynamics has launched an exciting new product, Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars, set to join its range of children’s confectionery. The new chew bar is available in an ultra sour apple flavor, guaranteed to give please children of all ages. The product comes in high impact packaging featuring a bright yellow and black

Candy is Dandy

  Hebert Confections LLC announces the launch of Fully Loaded Fudge, an extension to its highly acclaimed Fully Loaded Inclusion Bars. The rich chocolate fudge is made with real cream and real butter, then infused with gourmet inclusions inside and out to create a new taste, which has a completely unique visual appeal. The new

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Tootsie Roll Industries just sweetened the pot for consumers on sugar restricted diets with the unveiling of new Sugar-Free Tootsie Roll Midgees! This chewy, chocolatey treat, sweetened with Splenda, offers the same great taste and texture as the original, without any of the sugar. Its the perfect indulgence for diabetics or anyone limiting their sugar

Spooktacular Treats

Plan ahead for Halloween. PEEPS are dressing up in chocolate for upcoming holidays like Halloween. PEEPS Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins offer orange marshmallow on the inside and are drenched in milk or dark chocolate on the outside. Research indicates that consumers love PEEPS combined with chocolate. Just Born’s complete Halloween lineup includes PEEPS Chocolate Covered

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