Despite consumer concerns, holiday spending should be up slightly

Nielsen surveys suggest a modest uptick in total dollars spent.
Santa will have a mixed, albeit slightly larger, bag of goodies for everyone this year.
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2014 Sweet 60: The top candy companies in North America

Listing encompasses a full range of multinational, national, regional and local players.
For the first time, we have taken a subset of the Top 100 and encapsulated it into the North American Sweet 60 confectionery companies.
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16th Annual European Suppliers Roundtable: Inspired by interpack

A spectacular interpack show sets the tone for this year's event.
Some of Europe’s most influential confectionery suppliers discuss a broad range of topics during this year's roundtable.
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Thorntons’ transitions

The UK-based company has faced some major changes since it started in 1911, but it has adapted and continues to find success.
The UK-based company has faced some major changes since it started in 1911, but it has adapted and continues to find success.
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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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Pack Expo: Center for Trends & Technology focuses on solutions

Educational exhibit makes Chicago debut at PACK EXPO International.
Building on its success at PACK EXPO Las Vegas last year, the CTT-Improving Production through Innovation program is making its PACK EXPO International debut.
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Childhood Dreams Evolve Into ‘Duchess Of Chocolate’ Title

After raising a family of four, chocolatier pursues life’s work and eventually opens retail business.
For Dorinda Vance, it started early on in life. As a 12 year-old girl, she learned to make craveinducing, chocolate-covered cherries.
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Machine Of The Month: Batch roaster addresses smaller scale ‘bean-to-bar’ needs

The JAF Inox batch roaster, suitable for roasting beans and nibs, provides the perfect solution for small chocolate production lines.
After the successful acquisition and integration of Thouet GmbH last year into the group, Niederlande, Netherlandsbased Royal Duyvis Wiener added another new member this year — JAF Inox located in Tambau, Brazil.
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Midsized businesses still struggling with change

ADP’s Midsized Business Owners study documents concerns.

On a day when the stock market drops more than 460 points, I’m here to hold your hand and to let you know that “All will be well.” At least all of us Baby Boomers with retirement savings tied into 401(k) plans certainly hope so.

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AACT Conference

Iron Confectioner a fitting finale to AACT conference

No ‘slipups’ for GNT team as they outduel Tate & Lyle in fun but frenetic candy competition.

Unlike that classic and ever-reoccurring novelty song “Yes! We have no bananas,” the American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT)’s seventh annual Iron Confectioner competition did. And then some.

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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 cover

October 2014

Lollipops, candy subscriptions, and more await you in the October issue!
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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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Candy Industry's Kettle Awards

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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