U.S. Congressman Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), Michael Rosenberg, President and CEO of The Promotion In Motion Companies Inc., and Promotion In Motion executives celebrate official opening of new corporate headquarters.

Promotion In Motion Opens New Headquarters

Promotion In Motion celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 4 at The Promotion In Motion Companies Inc. new corporate headquarters in Allendale, N. J. Congressman Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) joined Michael Rosenberg, president and CEO of Promotion In Motion Companies Inc., along with Mayor and Borough Council, Vince Barra of Allendale, N.J. to celebrate the

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2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo Sets New Records

2013 show floor is already 85% sold out. The 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO, held May 8–10 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, featured the biggest show floor in the history of the event, attracting new companies, top customers and product innovation. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO, hosted a

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Chocolate Sales Boost Confections

Despite the weak economy, consumers continue to indulge in candy. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. The confectionery retail market has grown across all trade channels, but convenience stores have outpaced the overall retail market. Iconic brands (Hershey, Nestlé, Mars) prowl the chocolate landscape and provide consumers an affordable indulgence in a bitter economy. According to

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Sixth M&M’S Character to Debut During Super Bowl

Ms. Brown joins the ranks of M&M’S spokescandies. Mars Chocolate North America plans to reveal the sixth M&M’S character, Ms. Brown, in a sweet new ad during Super Bowl XLVI. Like all of her fellow M&M’S spokescandies, Ms. Brown has her own distinct personality, which is rooted in her wisdom, high intelligence and sharp wit.

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New Warhead Sour Twist. Famous for extreme hard sour candy. Variety of pack sizes, including theatre style and one of the top sellers in its category.

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Gaining Insights into Convenience Store Customers

MSA and Paradigm Sample, in partnership with Convenience Store Decisions, delve into c-store shoppers’ attitudes about buying seasonal and holiday candy. By Trish Temmerman, Contributing Editor. With Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, we are approaching that time of year when some of the most widely recognized seasonal confectionery items are purchased and consumed:

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Sweetness Teams Up

Jelly Belly Candy Co. has teamed up with Snapple to create a new line of Jelly Belly beans with inspiration from Snapple Juice Drinks. The candy-makers began at the source with Snapple Juice Drink concentrates in five tangy and sweet Snapple flavors: Fruit Punch, Mango Madness, Cranberry Raspberry, Pink Lemonade and Kiwi Strawberry. Jelly Belly

The Hershey Co.

The Hershey Co. The Hershey Co. has seized share leadership in the mint category. Crediting success to breakthrough innovations like IceBreakers Liquid Ice, IceBreakers Sours and BreathSavers 3 Hour Mints, Hershey’s is now bringing innovation to the gum arena with the introduction of IceBreakers Ice Cubes. IceBreakers Ice Cubes is a patented new Ice Cube

Spray Sweets

Impact Confections introduces Paint Shop Spray, a fruit-flavored candy spray. With its intense fruity flavor, Paint Shop Spray will appeal to kids in all demographics. This product delivers on the value and taste expectations of the Paint Shop brand, containing more candy than any other spray candy in its price point and a new safe

Confidence in Confections

TOP PERFORMERS Wrigley Cadbury Adams Hershey’s HONORABLE MENTIONS Farley & Sathers Just Born Perfetti Van Melle According to the 2009 NACS State of the Industry report (SOI), the confections category in a typical convenience store contributes $44,820 to sales and $21,336 in gross margin dollars, for an average gross margin of 47.6%. Top performers in

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