Barry Callebaut Breaks Ground on New Specialty Chocolate Factory

Brantford, ON — Barry Callebaut Group broke ground on its newest factory in Brantford, ON, Canada.  The factory will be focused on sugar-free, high protein and other specialty chocolate products. In attendance were Barry Callebaut executives Chris DiMambro;  Balaji Padmanabhan; …

Planters Reveals Packaging Redesign Using Less Plastic

Chicago — Hormel Foods Corp., the makers of the Planters snack nut brand, is introducing peanut-shaped, flavor-forward packaging for Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts that utilizes less plastic.  “Our new packaging allows us to truly stand out with a unique ‘shell’…

National Smarties Day Launches On October 2

Union, NJ — October 2 is being marked as the first National Smarties Day, a day dedicated to the Smarties Candy Co. confection and its founder’s vision to inspire life-long learning.  Smarties was founded in 1949 by Edward Dee, who…

Mars, Lil Nas X Debut M&M’s Pack Collaboration

Newark, NJ — Mars, Inc. and Lil Nas X are unveiling limited-edition M&M’s packs inspired by their shared mission to bring people together through colorful fun and music. “Not only is Lil Nas X one of the most talented, influential…

Kellogg Partners With Depop On Pop-Tarts Inspired Collection

Battle Creek, MI — The Kellogg Co., in collaboration with fashion marketplace, Depop, is launching the official Pop-Tarts x Depop Collection. Each of the five collections includes thrifted pieces hand-selected by Depop creators and draws inspiration from Pop-Tarts flavors.  “This…

Mars Publishes Cocoa For Generations Progress Report

Chicago — Mars, Inc has published its Cocoa for Generations progress report, which details the company’s advancement toward creating a modern, inclusive and sustainable cocoa supply chain, with 100 percent of its cocoa being responsibly sourced and traceable from farm…