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Editors Bernie Pacyniak and Crystal Lindell share their insights on the latest industry news, product trends and marketing plans.
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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Mars

Betting on the nation’s bread basket: Why Mars chose Topeka for its first new plant in 35 years

Find out what convinced the chocolate maker to build in the nation's heartland.
April 2, 2014
It’s not often that one gets to visit a spanking new confectionery manufacturing plant in the United States.
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3-D Printers

3-D Printers and the future of candy

It’s not ‘if’ but ’when’ they will start to make a difference in the food industry.
March 26, 2014
I’m pretty sure we’re finally about to have the one piece of technology from The Jetsons and Back to the Future II that I really, really wanted.
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Generating some ‘STEAM’: Manufacturing, culinary arts need a boost

There’s a dire need in the U.S. for science-based skills, more in-depth knowledge about food.
March 19, 2014
STEM should read STEAM, with the A added for arts, as in culinary arts.
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Marijuana vs. Sugar

Are sugar and pot about to flip roles?

Poll shows Americans believe sugar is more harmful than pot. Confectionery industry should start panicking now.
March 12, 2014

A new Wall Street Journal /NBC News poll asked Americans to pick the most harmful among four substances, and more people chose sugar than marijuana!


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All-natural?

Navigating ‘natural’: How much meaning does the word really have?

Despite having no government-approved definition, the term’s been embraced by marketers and the public.
March 5, 2014
There’s no doubt the confectionery industry is aware and attentive to the call for buying beneficial foods. But just what does natural mean?
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ECRM

A look at 2014’s Candy Industry and ECRM Kid’s Choice Awards

Denver Boys and Girls Club kids pick their three favorite treats
February 26, 2014
Each kid received an official candy buyer badge, a cup of water and set about the task at hand — eating tons and tons of delicious candy.
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‘Boots on the ground’: Sustainability starts with farmers

February 19, 2014

Sustainability. That seems to be the answer to recent concerns about the pending shortage of cocoa in 2020. About a million tons short according to most reports. This, of course, presents a looming problem for chocolate manufacturers, not to mention present and future consumers.


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Conversations from ISM in Cologne: Loacker’s chairman talks about setting up a U.S. subsidiary

Zuenelli expounds on U. S. investment, plans for a new plant in Heinfels, Austria.
February 12, 2014

Always conscious of value, shoppers today want quality, transparency and great taste in their confections and snacks. In other words, the new value is premium. Loacker is making a move to be in that mix.

 


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Candy Quiz

Quiz: What kind of candy are you?

Answer 7 questions to find out what kind of candy you are.
February 5, 2014
In the spirit of jumping on every single cool new thing the very second it’s trending on Twitter, I thought I’d do a little candy quiz of my own this week for everyone.
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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.

THE MAGAZINE

Candy Industry Magazine

March 2014 Cover

March 2014

The March issue features a look at how ICAM is embracing the next generation and more chocolate and wine pairings!
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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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