Fannie May, the premium confectionery brand now owned by the Ferrero Group, is launching a new Direct-to-Consumer website for new and existing fans across north America to experience the brand’s portfolio of confections.
Morinaga America, a subsidiary of the 120-year-old Japanese confectioner, has capitalized on real fruit flavors, lively branding, and America’s obsession with chewy candies after quietly launching Hi-Chew in the US in 2008.
1-800-FLOWERS.com, Inc. has invested in its digital shopping experience with the addition of subscription services, personalized gifts, mystery boxes and a ‘gift finder’ that tailors results based on answers to three quick questions.
SinnoVita uses microwave-assisted technology to extract protein-packed polyphenols from otherwise unwanted fruits and vegetables. They are sold under the Ripe Revival brand, which US grocery chain Kroger named a winner in its anti-hunger campaign.
Three New York City entrepreneurs have developed gluten-free gummies infused with premium grade matcha that walk the line between functional and fun, reaching those who drink tea and those who just want a boost of energy at any time of day.
At the ripe age of 21, Tara Bosch wanted to cut her connection with sugary gummy worms. The result: a line of a favorite gummies made with stevia, coconut oil, tapioca and chicory root fiber, now available – in bright, bold packaging – online and in thousands...
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...
Halloween is candy’s biggest holiday, and candy corn is at the center of it. ConfectioneryNews caught up with Peter Goldman, head of seasonal and Brach’s at Ferrara, to talk strategy, trends and good ol’ candy history.
Leading up to October 31, Hershey joined Rubie’s Costumes and The Addams Family movie to create a digital one-stop-shop called Halloween Headquarters. We got the scoop from Brad Santanna, the candy maker’s digital commerce lead.
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.
The six-year-old company had landed $35m in funding as recently as 2017, but it said a challenging retail environment led to this financial pitfall. Six of its more than two dozen stores will close immediately.
The all-in-one tabletop machine completes each step of the chocolate making process – from nib to conching to cooling – yielding a final product of real chocolate in about two hours, with the help of a digital recipe and guidance app.
Consumers will not compromise on taste, but they are asking ‘weirder’ questions about the origins, ingredients and benefits of their food, according to Ipsos survey data and industry thought leaders who spoke at Puratos’ Taste Tomorrow event in Chicago,...
While Hershey’s remains committed to the ‘heart and soul’ of its business, the chocolate giant will focus meeting consumers where they are today in part by expanding its portfolio to satisfy other snacking occasions.
Led by Harry & David’s 'Share More' digital campaign and a successful holiday season, revenue for 1-800-FLOWERS jumped 8.6% in the second fiscal quarter. The gifting company said it also gained nearly 12% more new customers.
Hershey has recently released several key strategies it has been implementing to attract more online shoppers as it expects e-commerce penetration for US FMCG to reach mid-single digits in the next five years – more in line with Europe, which is currently...
The US Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says it has sent 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for misleading kids with e-liquids that resemble children’s juice boxes, candies and cookies.
Healthy chocolate startup FlavaNaturals has been testing its reception at various retail environments for the past four years: café, specialty stories, even yoga studios etc., but the company’s CEO Alan Frost has a bigger plan in mind for the coming fall...
India's first chocolate subscription service Cocoatrait still has only a small number of subscribers, but is reaching regions previously untouched by premium chocolate and proving chocolate deliveries in the country can overcome melting risks, says...
The ease of buying food online may diminish the sense of psychological ownership, which may ultimately make it easier for people to discard food, suggests a new analysis with implications for retailers.