Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

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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Tony’s Time

In capturing the 67th Kettle Award, self-proclaimed “shy guy” R. Anthony Sweet, chairman of the Sweet Candy Co., receives recognition for his lifelong dedication to the family business and the industry in general.
August 21, 2012

R. Anthony, aka “Tony” Sweet never dreamed of being a Kettle Award recipient. 

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Sweets, the new beautiful

Confectionery industry should take a new approach to critics
August 15, 2012
It might be time for the confectionery industry to take advantage of this post-Olympic medal glow and get into some inspirational messaging.
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Bell Flavors Centennial Bash

Company celebrates 100 years of flavors and fragrances.
August 8, 2012
The thermometer hit 100° F in Chicagoland on July 25, but the temperature wasn’t the only thing that sizzled that day.
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Good Food awards good idea

Awards recognize and support the sustainable food movement
August 1, 2012
What the Good Food awards are designed to do is recognize sustainable food production and superior taste — parameters that have often been separated in past competitions.
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New name, website accent Blue Diamond’s global reach

Ingredient division now called ‘Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients’
July 25, 2012
Blue Diamond Growers are hoping a more specific name and a new website for their their ingredients division will help customers get a better idea of what they have to offer.
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Copper-clad advice

Former Candy Industry Kettle Award Recipients provide their perspectives on some of the most challenging issues facing the confectionery industry today.
July 20, 2012

 Since 1946, Candy Industry has been bestowing a Kettle Award on individuals working within the confectionery industry.  

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Innovator at heart

Since opening up a small retail chocolate shop in 1998, Vosges Haut Chocolate’s Katrina Markoff continues to infuse the premium chocolate category with a zest for creativity and flavor.
July 20, 2012

 Call it Katrina Markoff’s chocolate epiphany. Despite popular belief, the woman who convinced the world that exotic ingredients — everything ranging from sweet Indian curry and Ansom Mills grits to dried Kalamata olives and bacon — work well with chocolate, Markoff was not a chocoholic from birth.  

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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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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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