Highlander Selling Bettera Brands For $1B

Dallas — Highlander Partners has entered into an agreement to sell Bettera Holdings, LLC, parent company of Bettera Brands, to Catalent, Inc. for $1 billion. Bettera was formed through the purchase of various confectionery companies beginning in 2017, including Hillside…

Limited Doritos Flamin’ Hot Flavor Debuts

Cleveland — Frito-Lay North America, Inc. is introducing limited edition Doritos Dinamita Flamin’ Hot Queso Flavored Tortilla Chips. This marks the first time the Dinamita shape is being paired with a Flamin’ Hot flavor profile, according to the company. The product launched this month…

NCA Survey Says Most Consumers Want Chocolate Halloween Candy

Washington — Consumers have told NCA what Halloween candies they will be stocking up on for 2021 trick-or-treaters. In a national online survey, the trade Association found that 60 percent of Americans prefer chocolate to non-chocolate (40 percent) in their trick-or-treat…

AAK Extends Ethically Sourced Shea Program Supporting Women

Cleveland — AAK AB has extended its Kolo Nafaso shea sourcing program to support the growing demand for ethically produced chocolate confectionery items. The program already reaches 320,000 women in West Africa, representing 8 percent of the global shea industry’s…

ChocXO Expands Production, Warehouse Space

Delta, BC — ChocXO Chocolatier has completed expansion of the production space within its existing facility, while simultaneously adding to its warehouse space. The investments increase capacity by 40 percent, including the addition of a bar wrapping and automated caddy packaging…

PIM Brands Earns Economic Vitality Award

Cleveland — The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) will recognize PIM Brands LLC as a recipient of its 2021 Economic Vitality Awards, recognizing leadership in enhancing the economic competitiveness of Somerset County. The award will be presented at the SCBP…

Barry Callebaut Recognized For ESG Risk Management

Cleveland — For the third consecutive year, Sustainalytics has recognized Barry Callebaut as an industry leader in the management of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks in its supply chain. The ESG Risk Ratings measure a company’s exposure to industry-specific material…

Snak King’s Levin Honored By SNAC International

Arlington, VA — Barry Levin, CEO of Snak King Corp., has received the Circle of Honor Award for his outstanding contributions to SNAC International, the snack industry and his accomplishments in growing Snak King.  “Congratulations to Barry Levin and the entire…