AACT Opens Scholarship Application Process

Lincolnshire, IL — The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 scholarship program. The $5,000 scholarship is open to students showing a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology, attending an accredited four-year college or university,…

Specialty Fats, Oils Market To Grow More Than 6%

Pune, India — Global sales for specialty fats and oils are anticipated to grow 9.7 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, by 2022, according to MarketsandMarkets. Palm is expected to dominate the specialty oil market, with demand in bakery and confectionery…

Gota Morinaga Honored With ISM Award

Cologne, Germany — The ISM Award 2017 was given to Gota Morinaga, representative director and representative chairman of Morinaga Co., Ltd., Japan, trade show organizer Koelnmesse GmbH reports. Presented during a formal gala during the international event, the award recognizes…

Walgreens Boots And Rite Aid Amend, Extend Merger Plan

Deerfield, IL — The acquisition and merger of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is being amended and extended, the purchasing firm reports. Under the new terms, Walgreen Boots will divest up to 1,200 Rite Aid locations as well…

Mars Develops Interactive Promotional Film For M&M’s

Hackettstown, NJ — Giving consumers the chance to fully immerse themselves in the colors and sounds of its M&M’s brand, Mars Chocolate North America has partnered with artist KAWS and art-fashion-media icon Visionaire on a 360-degree virtual reality video. Available on…

Kroger, McLane Sign C-Store Service Agreement

Temple, TX — McLane Co., Inc. has signed a service agreement with The Kroger Co. and its 787 c-stores in 18 states, the supply chain services company reports. The locations included in the deal operate under Loaf ‘N Jug, Turkey…

Snickers Making History With First Live Super Bowl Ad

Hackettstown, NJ — During Super Bowl LI, Mars Chocolate North America will promote its Snickers brand with the sporting event’s first live broadcast TV commercial, the company reports. Running during the first commercial break of the third quarter, the spot…

Callebaut Revenue Up, Volume Flat During Q1

Zurich — During the first quarter of its fiscal year, Barry Callebaut AG had flat volume sales against strong results from the year prior, while sales revenue increased 3.2 percent in terms of local currency, the supplier reports. “We have…