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Propelling Gum & Mints Forward

Innovative flavors, formats and packaging have increased trial and impulse sales for the c-store gum and mint category. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor From new flavors...

Revamping the Candy Category

A top indulgent impulse purchase from the candy category, chocolate continues to sweeten basket sales for c-stores. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor The first quarter...

Ferrero Completes Acquisition of Nestlé USA’s Confectionary Business

Ferrero is poised for continued growth in the U.S. market. The Ferrero Group and its affiliated companies (Ferrero), a global confectionary group, completed its previously...

New Approach for Gum, Mints

Once a confectionery stalwart, is gum now out of favor? While Mintel’s September 2015 “Gum, Mints and Breath Fresheners Executive Study” noted that breath-freshening...

Tracking New Candy Trends

One thing is apparent in the chocolate category: people still like to snack. Mintel, in its 2016 Chocolate Confectionery study, showed $17 million in...

Indulging Profits Via Chocolate

Chocolate candy has remained a relative uncomplicated c-store offering, with the same appeal that keeps customers coming back for more. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Most...

Customers Look to Chocolate as Valentine’s Day Approaches

Changes in consumer demands around sweets pose challenges to the category, but innovation helps lead the way. Valentine’s Day means big chocolate sales for retailers...

Fruity Candy

The Hershey Co. is introducing new Jolly Rancher treats. Currently available is new Jolly Rancher Sour Surge Candy (pictured), which delivers an entirely new sour experience by bringing together the core four bold fruit flavors (Cherry, Green Apple, Watermelon and Blue Raspberry) in a hard candy with a sour powdered center. The product comes in […]

Triple Chocolate Bar

Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch bars are a layered twist on a classic. The newest flavor, triple chocolate, combines the delicious Hershey’s Milk Chocolate you love on the outside with layers of smooth chocolate crème and crunchy cookie bits on the inside, the perfect combination for any chocolate lover. It’s creamy, crunchy and perfectly balanced for […]

Novelty Fans

Everyone loves using fun-loving characters when they text, and CandyRific transports the fun into 3D with its line of Expressions Fans. The company is expanding its line of Expressions Fans with three new characters giving the thumbs-up sign: Unicorn Poop, Poop and Ay-OK. These fun-tastic fans will be available for shipping January 2018. These whimsical […]

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