Original Gourmet: No Choice But To Smile!

Original Gourmet Foods has redefined the lollipop category, creating a premium line that provides longlasting taste and value. Investments in merchandising and automation have helped fuel the growth.
Can Original Gourmet Foods’ Richard Alimenti do for the lollipop category what actor Telly Savalas did for the Kojak television series?
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Ferrara Candy closes Chattanooga plant

Candy company plans to consolidate production, lays off manufacturing workers at plant.

Ferrara Candy Co. announced another closure last month, this time affecting its Chattanooga location.

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Seasonal Candy

Hershey extends lucrative Halloween season through 'harvest' tie-in

Candy maker expands its fall offerings, connecting them to its Halloween products in attempt to benefit both themes.
Halloween has gradually taken over the fall season, with witches and ghosts haunting storefronts as soon as September hits.
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Katjes International acquires Piasten

European confectionery manufacturer adds German candy company Piasten.
“This acquisition ideally complements our range of production capabilities with the internationally growing sugar confectionery segment of ‘dragees,’ sugar-coated products,” says Tobias Bachmüller, managing shareholder of Katjes International.
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Vintage Confections: Hobby Turns Into Global Wholesale Business

Sisters find artisan lollipops are a favorite among Asian consumers, propelling Vintage Confections into exports.
What once began as a hobby evolved into a full-blown international obsession.
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Yolo Candy Co. relaunches Linda's Lollies brand

Former Topps executives pursue opportunities in gourmet lollipop category.
By introducing new flavors, improving appearance and enhancing packaging, Yolo Candy Co. hopes to re-energize its Linda’s Lollies brand of lollipops.
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Kettle Winner Profile: A Beamin’ And Beanin’ Bianco

Candy Industry’s 69th Kettle Award Mike Bianco recipient encompasses all the best attributes of a candy maker’s “candy maker.”
Mike Bianco openly professes that he prefers “talking to machines.”
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Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly’s North Chicago plant to focus on private-label candies, will no longer make Jelly Belly jelly beans

Move eliminates 66 jobs, transfers branded candy production to main plant in Fairfield, Calif.
"Eliminating positions is a difficult decision to make,” says Bob Simpson, the company’s president and coo. “This move to private-label manufacturing is a forward thinking step for the best deployment of the Illinois facility and the company overall.”
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Cemoi continues to make strides after opening first U.S. sales office 1 year ago

Leading French chocolatier find success with seasonal and organic collections.
CEMOI has worked to introduce its premium French chocolates and exclusive recipes to the American market
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Sailing chocolate’s high seas: Norman Love partners with Princess Cruises

Two to offer “Chocolate Journeys” for the ultimate chocolate getaway.
Ahoy, chocolate lovers, everywhere! Thanks to a partnership between Santa Clarita, Calif.-based Princess Cruises and master chocolatier and pastry chef Norman Love, your ship has finally come in.
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A Venetian Carnival, a Jelly Belly sculpture and gourmet chocolates! Oh my!

Candy Industry takes you into the French Pastry’s School For the Love of Chocolate event in Chicago, held Feb. 25.

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October 2014

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Kettle Awards

Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website


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