Hershey Expands Licensed S’Mores Accessories Line In Time For Summer

Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. is expanding its line of officially licensed Hershey’s S’Mores accessories with Mr. Bar-B-Q and new partner, International Wholesalers. The product line, that features backyard barbeque accessories including carrying cases, wooden and light-up skewers, will now include Hershey’s wipes,…

Schader Takes On President Role At Galerie

Hebron, KY — Galerie USA, LLC is appointing Ryan Schader president effective April 19. He will report to Rick Ross, CEO and owner of the company, and lead the company’s team on its path as a provider of innovative confectionery treats and…

Heiser, Crandall Take On Bigger Roles At Ford Gum

Akron, NY — Ford Gum & Machine Co., Inc. is promoting Brian Heiser to vice-president of sales and marketing and Mike Crandell to director of sales, effective immediately.    “The reorganization and expansion of our sales and marketing team will better…

Topps To Go Public Through Merger With Mudrick Capital

New York — The Topps Co., Inc., parent company of Bazooka Candy Brands, and Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly traded acquisition company, have established a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Topps becoming a…

Category Sales Growth Continues In Q1 2021

Cleveland — Confectionery category dollar sales were up 1.8 percent for the 12 weeks ending March 21, 2021, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. Gains in the shorter, four-week period, were even higher, up 4.8 percent — likely related…