Chocolate

NACS is back in Chicago after last year's postponement. Pic: NACS

NACS 2021

Hershey goes to NACS Expo armed with key retail insights

By Anthony Myers

Hershey has pitched up at the 2021 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show Expo in Chicago to reveal its key consumer insights to help retail partners meet evolving consumer needs.

The new bar will be available in two flavours – smooth chocolate and smooth chocolate with salted caramel pieces. Pic: Mondelēz

Free-from

Cadbury to launch new Dairy Milk bar – without the milk

By Anthony Myers

In a major product development, Mondelēz International, owners of Cadbury Dairy Milk, has announced a plant-based version of its classic bar as part of the drive by main chocolate manufactures to expand their vegan ranges.

The new Don Choco bar from Ritter Sport. Pic: Ritter Sport

NPD

Ritter Sport launches limited-edition dark milk chocolate bar

By Anthony Myers

Family-owned German confectionery company has announced the launch of Don Choco - a limited-edition dark milk chocolate bar made from 100% certified, sustainable cocoa from its own cacao plantation in El Cacao, Nicaragua.

Blommer Chocolate is a owned by Fuji Holdings Inc. Pic:  Blommer Chocolate

Regulation

Blommer bans animal tests on ingredients after PETA push

By Anthony Myers

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and chocolate ingredient supplier in North America, has announced it has joined a growing list of major chocolate manufacturers, such as Arcor, Barry Callebaut, Ezaki Glico Co, The Hershey Company,...

The new Yowie collection has landed in stores. Pic: Yowie Group

NPD

Yowie launches 'Animals with Superpowers' collectibles

By Anthony Myers

Surprise-inside confectionery brand Yowie Group has launched its latest collection, ‘Animals with Superpowers’, featuring extraordinary shapeshifting, infrared vision and magnetism along with sustainably sourced chocolate.

Pic: Ritter Sport

Retail

Ritter Sport enters the supermarket countline fast lane

By Anthony Myers

German confectioner is set to introduce a range of mini impulse bars in the countline category (a consumer product that is supplied to retailers in packages of multiple items and sold individually to customers) for the first time.

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