2021 Sees Record Sales For Confectionery Category

Cleveland — Confectionery closed out the year with another strong December, taking 2021 overall category growth into the double digits. Combined chocolate, non-chocolate, gum and mint sales increased 10.2 percent for the 52 weeks ending December 26 versus a year…

Puratos Launches Plant-Based Belgian Milk Chocolate

Erembodegem, Belgium — Puratos Group has developed Belcolade Selection M. Plant-Based Cacao-Trace milk chocolate. According to the company the patent-pending product is both dairy- and nut-free and classified as a Belgian chocolate, manufactured at the Belcolade factory in Erembodegem. “Until now, there was a very…

C-Store Retailers, Suppliers Report Strong Sales In 2021

Alexandria, VA — Despite pandemic-related challenges throughout the year, 66 percent of convenience retailers report their in-store sales were higher in 2021 than in 2020, with only 16 percent noting in-store sales decreased, according to a recent survey of NACS…