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NYC awards Madelaine Chocolate Co. $13.2M in recovery funds

Grant will allow company to remain on Long Island, repair damaged equipment.
The 2012 storm caused $50 million in damage to the company, leaving most of the its chocolate molding lines inoperable and the business unable to rehire many of its employees.
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Mars North America’s plants now all landfill-free

All 10 facilities earn zero-waste-to-landfill certification.
The chocolate maker has announced that all 10 of its manufacturing facilities are now certified landfill-free, achieving its 2015 zero-waste-to-landfill goal.
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Hershey ‘dishes’ out candy to all on lover’s holiday

Candy dish sales rising during Valentine’s Day season as consumers start to share the occasion with friends and family.
According to The Hershey Co.’s IDP Research, there’s a shifting trend away from the focus on significant others, as families and friends are starting to buy into the holiday by setting out candy dishes for Valentine’s Day.
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Nonni’s Foods names Brian Hansberry as ceo

Hansberry replaces retiring ceo Dave Beré.
Leading biscotti baker Nonni’s Foods has named Brian Hansberry as its new ceo effective immediately.
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For the Love of Chocolate gala celebrates ‘Peace, Love & Chocolate’

February fundraising event provides scholarships for students at Chicago’s French Pastry School.
This year’s For the Love of Chocolate gala will take place on Feb. 28 at the Union League Club of Chicago.
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Steven Chiang, former Zynda and EA executive, joins board of directors at The Topps Co.

Chiang to lend expertise in game development to Topps’s entertainment side.
The Topps Co., producer of distinctive confectionary brands like Bazooka bubble gum, Ring Pop and Push Pop, has added Steven Chiang to its board of directors.
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Hong Kong Harbour City hosts sixth annual "Chocolate Trail" event

The five-week-long event promises to give visitors a deeper understanding of chocolate.
The event transforms the shopping center into "Chocoland," offering visitors numerous interactive and educational exhibits and activities aimed at deepening customers' understanding of chocolate.
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Cocoagraph Confections brings its headquarters to Petaluma, Calif.

Headquarters to include on-site production facility and retail space.
The Bay Area-based company is known for combining two perennial favorites: chocolates and pictures. Specifically, they prints edible images onto artisan chocolate bars.
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Snickers teases Brady Bunch Super Bowl XLIX commercial

Fans have the opportunity to ask for early release through social media.
Snickers fans are in for a retro treat during this year’s big game — or maybe sooner if they’re determined enough.
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CEO and Chairman of Tootsie Roll Melvin Gordon dies at 95

Gordon passes away after leading the candy company for 53 years, working a full schedule until his last month.
His wife of 65 years, Ellen, who served as Tootsie Roll’s previous president and chief operating officer, has been named his successor.
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