Articles by Bernie Pacyniak
Candymaker’s merger with Long Confections may have been a gamble, but it was worth it.
August 14, 2013
Earlier this month, I had a chance to interview Craig Leva, president and ceo of Arway Confections in Chicago.Read More
As flavor company Virginia Dare evolves, their history ties into their future
July 31, 2013
Now many people may not know that Virginia Dare was the first English baby born in the colonies, the daughter of Eleanor and Ananais Dare. Unfortunately, Virginia happened to be born in Roanoke Colony, the ill-fated settlement that disappeared shortly after its founding.Read More
Two local confectionery giants demonstrate their creativity in using this familiar nut.
July 17, 2013
We then were treated to a Vosges Barcelona bar, which included Fleur de Sel grey sea salt and hickory smoked almonds in 45 percent milk chocolate. To enhance the experience, a wonderful merlot and a triple cream cheese accompanied the Barcelona bar. Chulo!Read More
More than 22 premium chocolate products to debut in the United States.
July 10, 2013
The exclusive range, which “combines legacy and modernity and inspires artisan chefs and craftsmen,” features 22 individual products, including dark and milk couvertures, white chocolate, cocoa powders, cocoa butter, compound coatings made with non-hydrogenated fats and service products.Read More
Editor-in-Chief Bernie Pacyniak reviews new book 'Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure.'
July 3, 2013
Any time a doctor of literary studies from Duke University examines a subject, particularly when it’s candy, it’s worth taking notes.Read More
Our second annual roundtable shines insight on Expo, FOP labels and skilled workers shortages
July 1, 2013
Past Candy Industry Kettle Award Recipients once again share their insights on some of the most challenging issues facing the confectionery industry.Read More
Loacker AG.Spa's chairman details investment plans that address company's continues growth.
July 1, 2013
Last year, sales for the Auna di Sott, Italy-based wafer and chocolate specialisties company reached $350 million, about a 10 percent jump from 2011.Read More
Longtime team sponsor, and chairman and ceo of Ferrara Candy Co joins in Stanley Cup Celebration
June 27, 2013
Ferrara, an avid hockey fan and long-time sponsor of the Chicago Blackhawks, took to the ice with the team following their dramatic comeback and win in the third period.Read More
Promotion in Motion President and CEO Michael Rosenberg has transformed this diverse confectionery operation into one of the fastest growing companies in America.
June 6, 2013
It’s no coincidence that Promotion in Motion’s logo is a truck; it literally symbolizes how a young Michael Rosenberg became an entrepreneur.Read More
Nielsen Co. includes two candy companies on its list of innovation winners. Why?
June 5, 2013
You’ve all heard the clichés regarding innovation: “Thinking out of the box,” “New products are the lifeblood of a company,” “Better to ask for forgiveness than permission,” and one of my favorites, “Unless you’re the lead dog, the view never changes.” But, hey, what does it take to be really innovative?Read More