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Sweethearts in Sweets: Which came first, the candy or the couple?

A look at couples running candy companies, and how they grow their love-powered business.
For couples like then-30-year old Baci candy inventor Luisa Spagnoli and young Giovanni Buitoni, it wasn't just their love of chocolate they had in common — it was their love. Legend has it that the two shared love notes fanning forbidden flames in the early 1900s.
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Couture Pops and Kardashians: worth it or not?

Lessons we learned from Sugar Factory Rosemont’s grand opening last Friday.
This is the grand opening of Sugar Factory in Rosemont, Chicago. Although the store has been open since November last year, they’re making it official now with a red carpet and celebrity appearances by Blackhawks Hall-of-Famer Bobby Hull, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon and — most importantly — Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner.
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Labels: What are consumers really looking for while they scan the grocery aisle?

New data from Nielsen shows how manufacturers can use food claims to their advantage.
The report found that less than two-thirds (63%) of global respondents trust health claims on food packages, and the percentage even is lower in North America (56%). But about 80 percent of North Americans are willing to pay a premium for foods with healthy claims or attributes!
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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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February 2015

Hispanic candy, popcorn trends, PMCA previews, and more in the February issue!
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Healthier Food Options

A recent Nielsen report shows that consumers are calling for healthier options from food manufacturers. Do you think consumers will actually buy healthier versions of their favorite candy and snacks if they’re made available?
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Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Although many foods are appealing, and even perceived as natural, in spite of containing synthetic additives, consumer increasingly prefer food products which are fully natural.

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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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