Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

Focused On Ferrero: CEO Nunzio Pulvirenti talks company's operations, goals and hazelnuts

The 2014 European Candy Kettle Club award recipient typifies what the Ferrero Group stands for: innovation and a passion for producing affordable yet premium quality confectionery products.
Amidst unprecedented growth and evolution, several elements have remained constant at Ferrero. For one, Michele Ferrero, chairman of the Ferrero Group, continues to do what he does best: innovate.
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Machine of the month: Engineering better snacks

Known for its expertise and engineering innovation in wafer processing lines, Hebenstreit is now offering manufacturers another option: extruded snacks.
Using its past know-how as well as emerging technologies, Hebenstreit developed a series of complete state-of-the-art extrusion lines for the manufacturing of savory and sweet snacks.
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The year in passing

2014 brought acquisitions, sustainability and the rebirth of the chocolate renaissance.
One needs to only take a look at this year’s Global Top 100 in our January issue — our annual listing of confectionery companies freezing events in time — to get a snapshot of what happened.
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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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Candy March 2015 Cover

March 2015

Check out some Chicago chocolatiers, a YouTube candy review sensation, Columbian cocoa, and more!
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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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