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October 2014

Lollipops, candy subscriptions, and more await you in the October issue!

Original Gourmet: No Choice But To Smile!

Original Gourmet Foods has redefined the lollipop category, creating a premium line that provides longlasting taste and value. Investments in merchandising and automation have helped fuel the growth.
Can Original Gourmet Foods’ Richard Alimenti do for the lollipop category what actor Telly Savalas did for the Kojak television series?
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Coating trends: Coat me pure! Coat me pretty!

Confectionery coating suppliers turn to cleaner labels, better-for-you ingredients to entice customers.
Anyone in the food industry knows how vitally important packaging is. It doesn’t matter how delicious, nutritious or ambitious your product is — if it’s in a horrible package, nobody will ever buy it.
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16th Annual European Suppliers Roundtable: Inspired by interpack

A spectacular interpack show sets the tone for this year's event.
Some of Europe’s most influential confectionery suppliers discuss a broad range of topics during this year's roundtable.
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Thorntons’ transitions

The UK-based company has faced some major changes since it started in 1911, but it has adapted and continues to find success.
The UK-based company has faced some major changes since it started in 1911, but it has adapted and continues to find success.
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Pack Expo: Center for Trends & Technology focuses on solutions

Educational exhibit makes Chicago debut at PACK EXPO International.
Building on its success at PACK EXPO Las Vegas last year, the CTT-Improving Production through Innovation program is making its PACK EXPO International debut.
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Newly Launched Candy Club Launches Subscription Boxes

Now, candy lovers all over the country can get their fix on a monthly basis.
Candy Club, a premium, monthly subscription service designed especially for candy lovers, launched nationwide this past summer.
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Novelty trends: Category's constantly changing to stay relevant

Category leaders turn to hot licenses, product innovation and seasonal offerings to lure customers.
The thing about novelty candy is that there is no such thing as resting on your laurels.
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Machine Of The Month: Batch roaster addresses smaller scale ‘bean-to-bar’ needs

The JAF Inox batch roaster, suitable for roasting beans and nibs, provides the perfect solution for small chocolate production lines.
After the successful acquisition and integration of Thouet GmbH last year into the group, Niederlande, Netherlandsbased Royal Duyvis Wiener added another new member this year — JAF Inox located in Tambau, Brazil.
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Childhood Dreams Evolve Into ‘Duchess Of Chocolate’ Title

After raising a family of four, chocolatier pursues life’s work and eventually opens retail business.
For Dorinda Vance, it started early on in life. As a 12 year-old girl, she learned to make craveinducing, chocolate-covered cherries.
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Missy J’s Truffley Treats and Carob Cups

Oh, Yes You Candy, Boulder, Colo.
Missy J’s truffley treats and carob cups are smooth, rich and divine, just like chocolate, yet made with naturally nutritious carob.
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Cosmos Creations Spicy Sriracha Flavor

Cosmos Creations, Junction City, Ore
Cosmos Creations, a premium puffed corn company, is proud to officially announce the launch of a new flavor.
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Chocolate Gift Baskets and Artisan Bark

The Hampton Chocolate Factory, East Quogue, N.Y.
The Hampton Chocolate Factory is launching a new line of luxury artisan chocolate gift baskets.
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18 Rabbits Granola Bars

18 Rabbits, San Francisco, Calif.
The 18 Rabbits company offers a family of organic, artisan granola and granola bars all made from scratch.
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Mediterra Bars

Mediterra Inc., New York City
Mediterra, the first company to introduce all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, has created six new unique flavors.
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Gummy Candy from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
This new gummy candy from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates is fruity, chewy, and delicious!
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Twix Creamy Peanut Butter Cookie

Mars Chocolate North America, Hackettstown, N.J.
The TWIX Creamy Peanut Butter Cookie Bars have been reformulated, and they’re more delicious than ever!
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Spicy Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Caramel

Fat Toad Farm, Brookfield, Vt.
This small, family-run goat dairy farm is known for its Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce. And, its newest flavor is Spicy Dark Chocolate.
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PEZ Hedz Soft Candy Chews

PEZ Candy, Inc., Orange, Conn.
PEZ Hedz are new premium soft candy chews made in delicious flavors and fun designs, like those you would find on top of a PEZ dispenser.
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1-800-FLOWERS.COM to acquire Harry & David for $142.5 million

Deal will create a multi-occasion, omni-channel gift retailer with more than $1 billion in sales.
The $142.5-million cash acquisition includes Harry & David's brands and websites as well as its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution facilities and orchards.
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New Hershey Logo

Hershey Co. unveils new logo, updates corporate brand

Broad makeover of the confectionery leader’s corporate branding includes a new global visual identity.
The logo redesign underscores the company’s evolution from a predominantly U.S. chocolate maker to a global confectionery and snack company.
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Hasbro and Bazooka join forces for cross-promotion

New partnership includes retail, digital and social media campaigns.
Hasbro, famous for board games, and Bazooka Candy Brands are joining forces on a cross-promotion launching in September.
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Three candymakers name new execs

Lindt & Sprüngli, NECCO and Justin’s name new people to top spots; Ford Gum also announces personnel change.
Four different confectionery manufacturers have announced personnel changes recently, including three companies that named new ceo’s.
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Learn to Grow

Hershey expands its Learn to Grow program in Ivory Coast

Partnership with Cargill to benefit 10,000 cocoa farmers as well as improve communities.
The Hershey Co. has launched a new three-year program expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast.
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Cargill to buy ADM's chocolate business

Purchase expands Cargill's chocolate footprint in North America and Europe.
Cargill has agreed to purchase Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)'s global chocolate business for $440 million.
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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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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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