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The Movie Night Sweet & Salty Snack Bundle is just one of the curated packs available on BBU's new D2C platform.

Bimbo Bakeries launches D2C shopping site

By Gill Hyslop

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) – a subsidiary of the Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV – has launched a direct-to-consumer platform that delivers BBU brands to the doorsteps of consumers.

Each serving (two gummies) of Matcha Bears provides about 250mg of the finely milled green tea powder, known for its powerful antioxidants. (Photo courtesy of Matcha Bears)

Functional Jellies Special Report

Matcha Bears pack energy and antioxidants in gummy form

By Kristine Sherred

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 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...

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.

US FDA claims Vape Heads Sour Smurf Sauce resembles War Heads candy.

US FDA clamps down on e-liquid products that resemble candy packaging

By Jenny Eagle

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.

Over 130 billion pounds of food is lost or wasted every year in the US. Image: © Getty Images / Daisy-Daisy

Could e-Commerce boost food waste vs conventional retail?

By Stephen Daniells

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.

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