Many, many years ago, in a neighborhood now known as Bucktown in Chicago, there was this scrawny kid trolling the streets for pop bottles. You see, back then, retailers would give two cents for every bottle. Collect six bottles and you’ve got yourself 12 cents, a virtual fortune.
PMCA’s 70th Annual Production Conference In Lancaster, Pa., April 11-13 marks its 70th anniversary with a Back to Basics program on sugar and sweeteners as well as an inaugural hands-on chocolate workshop.
Doumak, Inc., the Bensenville, Ill.-based manufacturer of Campfire brand marshmallows, is partnering with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and its Ghostbusters movie franchise just in time for the film’s widely anticipated worldwide release in theaters this July.
Fourth-generation family member Julia Birnn Fields and her husband Mel take over from famed confectioners Jeff and Bill Birnn, anxious to usher in the famed Vermont-based chocolatier into the next centennial.