Confectioners need to embrace online grocery shopping before it’s too late.
December 4, 2013
Online retailer Amazon is working to create drones that would delivers orders to shoppers about 30 minutes after they hit the “confirm” button online.Read More
The colonies’ first candy makers were quite sweet
November 27, 2013
When her neighbors learned that Spencer knew how to make candy, they all got together and purchased a barrel of sugar for her. Little did they know that this single act of kindness would produce the "Salem Gibralter," the first candy made and sold commercially in America.Read More
Candy makers shouldn’t be able to claim “less sugar” by adding HFCS.
November 20, 2013
Here’s the thing, high fructose corn syrup can’t have it both ways. It can’t be a sugar and not be a sugar.Read More
Are the machines really all advertisers hope they’ll be?
November 6, 2013
Like anyone who’s ever watched a futuristic espionage movie, I assumed that the technology meant they would now be scanning each individual face.Read More
October 30, 2013
This topic came up recently amongst colleagues, one that’s certainly been debated over the years. For many veterans in the industry, there’s no debate…it’s all about candy. It is simply a sweet treat. But as we all know, things change.Read More
In the end, Chicago’s Dominick’s stores were just corporate
October 23, 2013
Dominick’s parent company, Safeway has announced it is checking out of Chicago, literallyRead More
Delay of game penalty for promotional tie-in between Android and KitKat.
October 16, 2013
There I was fantasizing about winning the Google Nexus 7 Tablet when I decided to extend my Kit Kat break and enter in the 110-digit code on the wrapper into the special website.Read More
Cargill’s Joe Sofia provides a judge’s perspective.
October 9, 2013
The sixth edition of the Iron Confectioner had just begun, and frenzy ensued as both teams began collecting various caramel ingredients to bring back to their workstations.Read More
Pending cocoa deficit, putting farmers first, and long-term solutions, topic of discussion at AACT session.
October 2, 2013
When I started reviewing the topics for the American Association of Candy Technologists’ (AACT) program for its National Technical Seminar being held at the beginning of this week in Chicagoland, I quickly highlighted the presentation being given by Ed Seguine, the chocolate research fellow for Mars Global Chocolate.Read More
Organic candy, packaging, and novelty candy among the topics discussed during event.
September 25, 2013
What happens when you put a bunch of confectionery buyers in a small back room and ask them about the candy industry?Read More