Articles by Crystal Lindell

Bazooka again asks fans to choose new Ring Pop flavor

Candy maker partners with rock band R5.
April 16, 2014
The band has selected three mouthwatering new Ring Pop flavors, and will rally fans to visit the Ring Pop Facebook page and vote.
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ADM to pursue sale of chocolate business only

Company plans to keep the majority of its cocoa press operations.
April 16, 2014
ADM also said it had recently had extensive negotiations with a potential buyer about the sale of the company’s global cocoa and chocolate business, but in the end, they couldn’t agree on terms.
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ISM 2015 to feature new theme areas, cover more segments

Confectionery and snack trade show to also highlight savory snacks, fruit and vegetable snacks and breakfast and frozen sweets next year.
April 16, 2014
The 45th ISM - the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair, slated for Feb. 1-4, 2015, is adding themes to its show, expanding it traditional focus, which is on confectionery and snack items.
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Natra starts production at its plant in Canada on schedule

Production starts with hazelnut, cocoa spreads.
April 16, 2014
Natra has started operations at its plant in Canada, the company’s first facility outside of Europe.
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Support the Troops


Chewy Confection celebrating its heritage as a WW I ration bar.
April 16, 2014
The candy maker says it will donate up to $10,000 to the USO (United Service Organizations) with in-store promotions during the May.
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ECRM data: Hershey runs the most seasonal candy ads

Research shows which companies run the most seasonal ads.
April 15, 2014
When it comes to seasonal products, Hershey is in it to win it — both as a company and a brand.
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Chocolat Frey AG acquires SweetWorks, expands into North America

Swiss chocolate maker hopes to strengthen presence in U.S., Canada.
April 9, 2014
Chocolat Frey is hoping to strengthen its market presence in the United States and Canada.
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IT’SUGAR to open its first Idaho store

The 1,570 sq.-ft. location is slated to open April 16.
April 9, 2014
“Everyone needs a place where they can let loose and indulge,” says Jeff Rubin, founder of IT’SUGAR. “I am so excited to bring my love of candy to such a gem of a state!”
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Hampton Chocolate Factory launches with new luxury line of artisan chocolates

Chocolates attempt to capture the essences of the Hamptons
April 9, 2014
Hampton Chocolate Factory collaborates with some of the best chocolatiers to bring their creations to the Hamptons under the Hampton Chocolate Factory brand.
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Sweets and Snacks Expo

You too can be in our totally free Sweets and Snacks Expo Preview!

Here’s how you can submit product information for our Expo preview section in the May issue.
April 9, 2014
As is the custom for Candy Industry Magazine, we are again creating a huge Expo Preview section in our May issue, which will list all the mind-blowing new products slated to debut at the show!
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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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