Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

Dominck's and Chicago: The 'Checked out' lane

In the end, Chicago’s Dominick’s stores were just corporate
October 23, 2013
Dominick’s parent company, Safeway has announced it is checking out of Chicago, literally
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Haribo’s Hans Riegel dead at 90

Man who transformed gummi bears company passed away Tuesday
October 16, 2013

Although it was his father who invented the “dancing bear” gummi in 1922, Hans is credited with turning Haribo into a multinational confectionery powerhouse with sales exceeding $3 billion.


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Peanut Chews’ Carl Goldenberg dies

Former Goldenberg Candy Co. executive succumbs to prostate cancer.
October 16, 2013
Carl Goldenberg, the third-generation patriarch of Goldenberg Candy Co., passed away on Monday, Oct. 14. The 85-year-old candy maker had battled prostate cancer for the past 17 years.
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Keith McDaniel to head Wythe Will Tzetzo

Promotion comes with the retirement of Gordon Angles, company’s current ceo.
October 16, 2013
“Keith’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge, along with his passion and commitment to the business, make him the ideal person to lead Wythe Will Tzetzo going forward,” Gordon Angles says.
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Chocolate and Dessert Innovation Awards finalists revealed

Winners will be announced at The National Chocolate & Dessert and Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Shows Oct. 20.
September 25, 2013
Eighteen finalists for the first-ever Chocolate and Dessert Innovation (CADI) Awards have been announced.
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Guy Urbain: Still seeking out new frontiers

Intersuc, European Candy Kettle Club founder remains inspiration to all
September 18, 2013
A truly remarkable thing happened to me on the way to the European Candy Kettle Club (ECKC) award in Helsinki — I met the founder of the organization, Guy Urbain.
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Sharing a secret: Patrick Huffman's former job may surprise you

The presdient and coo of The Warrell Corp. had a quite a ride before getting into the candy making business.
September 12, 2013
When I had the chance to break bread with Patrick Huffman, we talked. And talked. This year's 68th Kettle Award recipient is a great storyteller.
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Winging my wounded knee to Helsinki: Reflections on the European Candy Kettle Club

Editor-in-chief Bernie Pacyniak makes it to this year's event despite knee surgery
September 11, 2013
The ECKC does its over a period of three days, which includes a meet’n greet dinner, a plant tour, a mega reception, and a final farewell tour of the city and sights. In addition, the venue changes each year.
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Sharing a secret: Patrick Huffman's former job may surprise you

The presdient and coo of The Warrell Corp. had a quite a ride before getting into the candy making business.
August 31, 2013
When I had the chance to break bread with Patrick Huffman, we talked. And talked. This year's 68th Kettle Award recipient is a great storyteller.
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Sustainable cocoa… that is the future

Bloomer, Cargill talk about hitting the 2020 goal, making cocoa farming profitable, and combating child labor
August 28, 2013
According to most projections, about 60 percent of all cocoa grown in 2020 will need to be certified. That’s equals to about 2 million more tons. How does one go about doing that, one asks?
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In this issue of Candy Industry, Editor Bernie Pacyniak reports on three candy manufacturers from his visit to Florida, hard candy is making a comeback, interpack, and more!
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