Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

European Kettle: Truly delighted Turks

Altinkilic, head of the Altinmarka Group, shows off impressive cocoa operation
October 3, 2012
Altinkilic, head of the Altinmarka Group, shows off impressive cocoa operation.
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Piloting sensory into success

Centennial research underscores customer-centric beginnings that continue to pervade corporate culture.
October 1, 2012

 An extraordinary thing happened on the way to organizing Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ (BF&F) centennial celebration.  

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Photos by Steve Smith

Ready and Abel

Its recent move into a new 30,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and headquarters facility better positions this St. Louis-based family business to capitalize on diversification efforts.
October 1, 2012

 Initially, Dan Abel didn’t envision overseeing a plant turning out 500 different types of confections and servicing nine retail shops, hundreds of wholesale accounts and several private-label and contract manufacturing agreements. 

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Moving from lean to green

Kim’s Chocolates N.V.; Annabell Candy Co. and others share stories about manufacturing ‘green’ candies.
October 1, 2012

Can one be efficient and yet pro-active environmentally? 

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One-on-one with Sal Ferrara

Chairman and ceo of newly merged Ferrara Candy Co. shares reasons for the move, goals for the future.
September 12, 2012
Chairman and ceo of newly merged Ferrara Candy Co. shares reasons for the move, goals for the future.
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Manufacturing: From lean to green

Companies find balance between costs, green practices
September 12, 2012
Companies find balance between costs, green practices
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Book chronicles ‘Chicago’s Sweet Candy History’

Author compiles city’s vintage confectionery photos
August 29, 2012
Author Leslie Goddard provides a photo essay of confectionery manufacturing in Chicago in her new book, 'Chicago’s Sweet Candy History.'
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Taking Stock: What's next for confectionery industry?

Food researcher predicts more expensive candy, more certifications
August 29, 2012
Lee Linthicum, head of food research at Euromonitor International in London graciously took some time to discuss global retail trends and share his perspective on what’s going on in the United States.
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Ingredion’s name more than just merger wordplay

Company hopes to convey its ‘ingredient solutions’
August 28, 2012

Corn Products Internationl's new name reflections creation of a larger, global entity.

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Sweet on Tony

August 21, 2012

 So how many times can we get away with using Tony Sweet’s name in a punny headline?  

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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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