Flavonol-Rich Lavlé Chocolate Debuts

Wieze, Belgium — The Good Chocolate Company sprl introduces Lavlé, a cocoa flavanol rich dark Belgian chocolate based on Barry Callebaut Group’s ACTICOA chocolate. The product is made using only beans with high amounts of healthy flavanols, which are sourced and processed in…

Sen. Toomey Retains Congressional Candy Desk Duties

Washington — Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) will maintain his seat at the Candy Desk during the session of the 115th Congress and be responsible for keeping the desk stocked with confections, according to the legislator’s office. In every Congress since…

Smarties Candy Donates $25K For Classroom Projects

Union, NJ — Smarties Candy Co. has given $25,000 for classroom projects being presented at donorschoose.org as part of the company’s Smarties Think! initiative. The funds will be used to purchase much needed materials and experiences for students in more…

Storck Popcorn Brand Sponsors People’s Choice Awards

Chicago — Storck USA L.P. is an official sponsor of People’s Choice Awards 2017. The company’s Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn is sponsoring the Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama categories of the awards, which will be presented Wednesday, January 18.  “As a…

Overall Winter Holiday Spending Up 16%

New York — Consumer spending during this past winter holiday season was up 16 percent compared with the year prior, with the average shopper outlaying $711 on gifts and holiday-related purchases, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)….

Small Business Owners Optimistic Going Into 2017

Framingham, MA — Small business owners say 2017 is going to be a good year, based on the Staples National Small Business Survey, conducted by Wakefield Research. The survey finds 85 percent of American small business owners are “optimistic” about the small business climate in…