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Nutrition bar manufacturer marks 25-million sold milestone with giveaway

Extend Nutrition promises year’s supply to lucky consumer.
July 23, 2014
Invented by Dr. Francine Kaufman, the brand began as a mail-order company in the 1990s, eventually launching an e-commerce website.
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Mars

Mars also sets in motion 7% price hike

Move follows recent announcements by Nestle, Hershey.
July 23, 2014
Mars Chocolate North America confirmed that it, too, is raising prices for many of its confectionery products, bumping them up an average of 7 percent.
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Post-Interpack Review: Triennial ‘tops’ again

Interpack delivers as a showcase for innovation, automation and hygiene.
July 18, 2014
There were 175,000 visitors to this year’s show, which spanned 19 halls and included nearly 2,700 exhibitors.
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Lindt and Russell Stover deal

Lindt’s Russell Stover acquisition: Blockbuster or boondoggle?

Questions remain as the chocolate companies join together.
July 16, 2014
When Forest Gump’s mother pointed out that life, like a box of chocolates, is full of surprises, I don’t think she even expected Lindt & Sprüngli to be the one to acquire Russell Stover Candies.
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Kudos, Concerns And Corner Kicks

The World Cup highlights some big scores in the confectionery industry.
July 16, 2014
I’d like to point out another winning effort that happened last month, the World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction initiative.
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Dick Taylor Chocolate: Building a better chocolate bar

Former carpenters and woodworkers channel their skills to artisan chocolate making.
July 16, 2014
How did carpenters and woodworkers such as Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor decide to become small batch bean-to-bar chocolate makers?
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One-On-One With Larry Graham

Former NCA president reflects on the past and the present as the association’s longest reigning “candy man.”
July 15, 2014
For 22 years, Larry Graham has been the voice, face and persona of America’s confectionery industry.
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Compound Coating Trends: Ingredient plays an expanded role

In addition to solving traditional confectionery processing challenges, compound coatings provide confectionery and snack manufacturers a healthier alternative. Is premium the next opportunity?
July 15, 2014
There’s nothing like a FDA regulatory proposal to turn one’s world upside down.
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Obesity and candy

The two don’t go hand-in-hand as a recent study affirms.
July 9, 2014
Each day I receive an electronic newsletter from Advocate Health Care, part of a pro-active program tied to my wife’s health insurance.
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Obesity and candy

The two don’t go hand-in-hand as a recent study affirms.
July 9, 2014
Each day I receive an electronic newsletter from Advocate Health Care, part of a pro-active program tied to my wife’s health insurance.
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July 2014 Cover

July 2014

July's issue features an in-depth look at the Brazilian confectionery industry, a review of Interpack, and some more highlights from the Sweets & Snacks Expo.
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