Retro Candy: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Cleveland — Flared jeans, vinyl records and tie-dyed shirts: these are but a few of today’s most popular comeback retail goods. Of course, such a list isn’t complete without candy, and sources report retro is in.  Just ask the owner…

Bee International Founder Lou Block Passes

San Diego — Louis Charles “Lou” Block, who founded novelty candy and toy company Bee International, passed away on July 4, 2021 at the age of 92. According to his family he spent his last day playing bridge with friends…

GEA Adds High-Capacity xTru Twin 140 Extruder

Düsseldorf, Germany — GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is extending its xTru Twin series of high-capacity extruders for the food industries with the flagship xTru Twin 140. The machine is equipped with an advanced profile; powered screws provide users up to 40 percent…

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Co-Founder To Retire

Durango, CO — Franklin “Frank” Crail, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. is retiring from the company’s board of directors. From 1982 through 2019, Crail served as the company’s president and CEO, and from 1986 through 2019 he was…

The Physical Store: Realities & Opportunities

ChaseDesign, LLC’s Peter Cloutier reveals the path to growth for brick-and-mortar locations with a consumer base forever changed by the pandemic. Cleveland — In the age of COVID-19 and changing shopper behaviors, new trends in buying goods mean consumers no…