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...
For the first time in nearly a decade, New York City will host the part-art museum, part-chocolate school extravaganza on November 15-17, 2019 at the Javits Center in Hudson Yards, Manhattan. We got the scoop from event director Chyai Mulberg on what...
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.
The confectioner anchored its showcase at the National Association of Confectioners (NACS) show with Trolli Crunchy Crawlers, complemented by innovations for SweeTarts, Laffy Taffy, Now and Later, and Fun Dip.
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.
Biens Chocolate Centerpieces (Biens CC) dessert catering services for corporations in New York, is launching a Bien, chocolate cake truffle, patented “Bien Towers” for holiday gifts for customers or clients.
Bazooka Candy Brands, makers of the namesake bubble gum as well as Rings Pops and Baby Bottle Pops, have officially entered the gummy category while harnessing nostalgia to capitalize on the interactive nature of its core portfolio.
We talked with Euromonitor analyst Jared Koerten at the National Confectioners Association’s annual expo in Chicago about the rise of premium snacks, textured candies, functional ingredients and consumption occasions. Here’s what he had to say.*
ConfectioneryNews talked with the Ferrara team at the National Confectioners Association’s annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago about this growth – and what the future holds for established brands like Butterfinger and Crunch, as well as its powerful...
The newest addition to Yowie, which aims to educate children about the animal kingdom and the environment, combines two bite-sized chocolates with a collectible animal toy and a puzzle piece that eventually creates a small world map.