Retail & Shopper Insights

At the NACS show in Atlanta, Hershey showed off its queue, where shoppers can 'relax' enough to browse and impulse-buy.

Hershey embracing fresh approach to modern retail challenges

By Kristine Sherred

Stand-up packaging, consumer-driven innovation and loyalty data are upending the candy aisle and checkout area. We talked with two Hershey execs at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show to understand how one of the world’s most beloved...

Ruby, the ‘fourth type of chocolate’, is set to make its New York debut later this month at the Salon du Chocolat. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Salon du Chocolat NY 2019

Ruby to debut at Salon du Chocolat New York

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut officially introduced ruby couverture in the United States earlier this year and is available in more than 50 countries worldwide, setting the stage for its New York premiere.

Hundreds of new products are launched at the NACS show every year, in part to catch retailers in time for their December resets.

NACS 2019

Candy gets a snack makeover at NACS

By Kristine Sherred

Brands looking to capitalize on the ‘permissible indulgence’ trend have turned to the candy aisle for inspiration. Catch a glimpse of what we saw at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual show in Atlanta, October 1-4.

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