Barry Callebaut Shares Chocolate Trends For 2022 & Beyond

Chicago — Insights collected by Barry Callebaut find that health and sustainability are top-of-mind and will be the focus moving into 2022. The company’s report on chocolate trends also identifies experiencing indulgent flavors in new forms. This is Barry Callebaut’s…

November Sees Further Acceleration In Confectionery Sales

Washington — While most food and beverage categories are struggling to keep up with 2020 sales surges, the confectionery category continues to bring in strong gains. While dollar results are boosted by inflation, unit and volume demand is also higher…

PLMA Cancels January Private Label Show

New York — The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) has canceled its Private Label Trade Show scheduled to take place January 30 to February 1, 2022, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. In a statement, the association…

Reese’s University Gets Invite To Rose Parade

Pasadena, CA and Round Ridge, PA — Reese’s University has been invited to participate in the 133rd Rose Parade by The Pasadena Tournament of Roses. The Hershey Co. reports The Fighting Cuppies will take part in the Rose Parade festivities alongside The Ohio…

Perfetti Van Melle Plans Nearly $10M Million Expansion

Frankfort, KY — Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc. is investing $9.8 million to expand its U.S. facility. The investment supports installation of an additional automated packaging area, a candy manufacturing line and the creation of 16 jobs. It is expected…

Fannie May Launches ‘Together Is Timeless’ Campaign

Chicago — Ferrero Group’s Fannie May Confection Brands, Inc. has unveiled a new brand campaign and tagline, Together Is Timeless. According to the company, the campaign is rooted in the core belief that love and human connection have never been more…

Study Finds Almonds Help Stabilize Blood Sugar

Modesto, CA — A study funded by the Almond Board of California shows that a morning snack of almonds, compared to a high-carbohydrate option, helped keep blood sugar levels more stable and trimmed the number of calories eaten over the…