Weather men cried, our president snuck a peak without wearing glasses, and millions celebrated in a solar kumbaya fashion with festivals and traffic nightmares. And there were some who thought about simply cowering underneath their desks until order was restored.
As I sipped my coffee this morning, taking in the “fire and fury “ headline from the Chicago Tribune, I happened to notice a teaser headline in the Food & Dining section of the paper. “This is how much candy you can get for $5.”
As I’ve come to realize over the years, my crystal-balling powers haven’t earned me any plaudits. Hence, it’s one of the reasons I stay away from speculation regarding who’s going to buy whom. But there are always exceptions to the rule.
When you mess with the proverbial bull, you’re going to get the proverbial horns. And that’s exactly what a suburban Chicago company got when Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. slapped it with a federal trademark infringement lawsuit last week.
Last fall, Mars Chocolate North America launched the 3 Musketeers “#ThrowShine” campaign, designed to give young people a chance to spread positivity and good will. That’s opposed to “throwing shade,” a slang phrase for publicly criticizing someone on the Internet or otherwise.
Sometimes things just fall right into your lap. Here I was, mulling what I was going to pen for today’s column, when I get this email. Nowadays, of course, emails dictate the direction of our minutes and hours more often than not.
It’s been 10 months since I joined Candy Industry, but it wasn’t until a week ago that I had a chance to partake in an event hosted by the Retail Confectioners International (RCI). I didn’t realize it, but I was in for a treat.