While a staple in convenience stores, gum sales continued their decline last year, down 7.2% in dollar sales and almost 8% in unit sales from 2012, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). Dollar sales of regular gum declined a little over 6%, unit sales more than 10%, while sugarless decreased 7.4% in dollar
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.
As the economy sputtered through 2010, confections emerged as the indulgence of choice for price-sensitive customers. The confections segment enjoyed a banner year with total chocolate sales increasing 6.89% to $2.1 billion. Units sold increased 6.3% to 1.78 billion. The average price held steady at $1.18, according to SymphonyIRI Group, for the 52 weeks ended
Celebrity designers Nicky Hilton and Nicole Miller have created the ultimate fashion accessory: York Mints Designer Tins to benefit the Young Survival Coalition. The intricately designed tins house the latest mint offering from York’s: a soft mint center surrounded by alayer of dark chocolate and hard-candy shell. Hilton’s tin features a chic black and
Attach/Mints LLC is launching a revolutionary product to solve one of the most common problems experienced by smokers losing or carrying bulky mint containers in one’s pockets or purse. The attach/Mint is designed specifically to clip perfectly on to the top or bottom of any standard cigarette pack. Attach/Mints potency is strong enough to eliminate
Cadbury Adams USA LLC, makers of Dentyne, is launching its newest innovation in enhanced breath freshening—Dentyne Blast. Dentyne Blast is the first liquid center chewing gum in the U.S. made with erythritol, an ingredient that delivers a strong cooling effect by drawing heat away from the mouth and lowering its temperature. Available in two flavors,
Sunkist Citrus Burst is a line of citrus mints that combines all-natural fruit flavors with a low-calorie, sugar-free formulation. Key selling features include high profile Sunkist branding; a natural, sugar-free option for health-conscious consumers with no aspartame or aftertaste; a pocket-friendly custom design with attractive graphics. The product is priced for a strong unit profit
At the NACS State of the Industry Summit in Chicago this week, Matt McCourt, director of Convenience / Spirits for SymphonyIRI Group, spoke on the new products in the c-store channel drawing the most excitement from consumers. Topping the list by Symphony IRI of the top new items in total U.S. c-stores for the 13