Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

Brown & Haley

Brown & Haley promotes senior execs

Candy maker promotes Pierson Clair to vice chairman, John Melin to president.
Clair will become vice chairman but retain his position as chief executive officer, while Melin will take over as president and continue his duties as chief operating officer.
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Reflections for Mother’s Day

Although not quite as big as Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter and Halloween, I suspect many confectioners do see an uptick in sales as a result of Mother’s Day celebrations. In looking back at the various ways my family and I have celebrated Mother’s Day, I can attest that we’ve probably run the gauntlet with gifts and ways to celebrate.
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Inspiration from ISM

The 44th International Sweets and Biscuits (ISM) Fair in Cologne continues to deliver attendees a host of confectionery options to satisfy the world’s sweet tooth.
Flexitarian. White chocolate. Ethical marketing. Retro. The four S’s (Snacking, sharing, simplicity, sustainability). Technology. Those are just some of the buzz words and trends from this year’s International Sweets and Biscuit (ISM) Fair in Cologne, Germany.
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Technique vs. Technology

The largest triennial packaging exhibition in the world, which also showcases the most comprehensive display of confectionery processing and packaging equipment, is upon us.
OEE! Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is an acronym I expect to encounter more often than not at the upcoming interpack show in Dusseldorf.
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Grimaldi’s ‘Tipping Point’

A million-dollar investment, coupled with several licensing and contract manufacturing initiatives, has triggered a sales surge for the Florida manufacturer.
Grimaldi is probably the bestknown and accomplished enrober of potato chips, having staked its claim to this sweet and savory item long before sweet and savory became a national craze.
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Creating a ‘Chocolate Kingdom’: One man's quest to build a chocolate museum in the U.S.

The Schaked father-and-son team refused to give up on their dream. As such, thousands of visitors can now walk away from their chocolate tour better informed.
Upon arriving at the Chocolate Kingdom in Kissimmee, Fla., co-owner Bernie Schaked immediately asked the visitor if he liked the columns. “They’re painted to look like chocolate pretzels,” he explains answering his own question before the guest could respond.
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Norman Love: Designing a chocolate destination

In building his own confectionery operation, Love has steadfastly held true to his philosophy of creating confections that reflect uncompromising quality, and eyecatching aesthetics.
"Americans love to eat with their eyes," Love says. "I started my career as a pastry chef, that’s been my life. However, my passion is chocolate. So when it comes to designing new flavors, line extensions, I always think about them as desserts."
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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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May 2015

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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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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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