Candy

Haribo was founded in the German city of Bonn 100 years ago. Pic: Haribo

Investment

Haribo to build massive confectionery factory in Wisconsin

By Anthony Myers

German candy maker Haribo has announced plans to construct a new North American factory in Wisconsin that is set to become one of the largest confectionery facilities in the country creating 385 jobs then up to 4,200 ‘indirect jobs’ upon completion.

Halloween excitement across America is building. Pic: GettyImages

Halloween2020

‘Americans are ready for Halloween’

By Anthony Myers

New survey says consumers may choose to celebrate at home and on virtual Zoom parties, as leading paediatrician calls on country to ‘let kids have Halloween’.

Bazooka Candy Brands Lollipop Variety Pack is ideal for Halloween trick or treating. Pic: Bazooka Candy Brands

Halloween 2020

Bazooka Candy offers up tricks and treats for a safe Halloween

By Anthony Myers

Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of the Topps Company, Inc, says this Halloween will be all about quality over quantity and has released its portfolio of iconic brands including Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, Bazooka Bubble Gum, to satisfy all the...

No longer elusive, the Golden Snitch-Inspired treat from Jelly Belly Candy will be available from this autumn. Pic: Jelly Belly Candy

Marketing

Jelly Belly adds Golden Snitch to Harry Potter-inspired collection

By Anthony Myers

Family-owned firm Jelly Belly Candy Company, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has announced an expansion of its line of Harry Potter inspired confections, adding the sought-after Golden Snitch to the line-up.

Laffy Taffy unwraps new innovative BITES. Pic: Laffy Taffy

In brief

Laffy Taffy taps into bit-size category with new variation

By Anthony Myers

Popular US candy brand Laffy Taffy has announced a new line, Laffy Taffy LAFF BITES, which are bite-sized, dual-textured, featuring classic fruity flavors in three sizes: 2 oz. single pegs; SRP $1.29, 4.2 oz. pegs; SRP $1.49, and 6 oz. pegs; SRP $1.69....