Candy

M&M’s to open three experiential stores by 2021. Photo: MRG

M&M’s to expand, opening three experiential stores by 2021

By Jenny Eagle

Mars Retail Group (MRG) is expanding the M&M’s brand by opening three ‘experiential’ stores by 2021 including Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida, Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota and its first store in Berlin, Germany.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Steve Lightman

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Steve Lightman

By Anthony Myers

Steve Lightman, president, of food and gift provider Harry & David, talks heritage and exploring new markets, getting into the office at 6am and winding down with a game of golf with his wife in the beautiful Rogue Valley in Oregon, where the company...

Mantrose enhances confections with superior edible coatings. Pic Mantrose-Haeuser

In brief

RPM acquires food stabilizers and emulsifiers manufacturer

By Anthony Myers

Coatings and sealants specialist RPM has announced that its Mantrose-Haeuser business has acquired Profile Food Ingredients, LLC, a manufacturer of dry stabilizer and emulsifier blends for the food industry.

UK adults most associate Quality Street with Christmas. Pic: Nestlé

Christmas

New survey from Nestlé reveals how the nation eats its festive treats

By Anthony Myers

A timely new online survey, carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Nestlé, has revealed that one fifth (20%) of UK adults (aged 16-75) typically start eating chocolate before or at breakfast time on Christmas Day – with almost half (48%) tucking in by...