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September 2014

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September 2014

The September issue features some new chocolate and wine pairings, a preview of ECRM show, and more!

Hearthside Food Solutions: Customer-Centric: Bar None

In five short years, Hearthside Food Solutions has become the nation's largest contract manufacturer of bars thanks to a very focused approach to manufacturing excellence and customer service.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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"We don't own our own brands, we don't own formulas. All we own is our trust, and our fast and flexible manufacturing assets. We need to be on the cutting edge of innovation as well as remain flexible," says Dwayne Hughes, HFS's senior vice president of supply chain.


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Vintage Confections: Hobby Turns Into Global Wholesale Business

Sisters find artisan lollipops are a favorite among Asian consumers, propelling Vintage Confections into exports.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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What once began as a hobby evolved into a full-blown international obsession.
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Great Ideas Abound At RCI Events

RCI recently wrapped up its 94th Annual Convention & Industry Expo in St. Louis.
By Angie Burlison
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Candy makers and suppliers connected on the Expo show floor, listened to a wide variety of educational presentations and took tour buses to see firsthand what candy makers in St. Louis are up to.
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Wine & Chocolate: Pairing Guittard chocolates with fine wines.

Join us on our journey and enjoy some truly wonderful single-origin chocolates and equally fine wines.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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When Etienne Guittard left his home in Tournus, France for California, he -like so many others - had gold fever.
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How We Snack: A Look At Trends In The Category

Consumers look to healthier, better-for-you, fun snacks, while also watching prices, and grabbing more mid-day meals.
By Lauren R. Hartman
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As some snacks become healthier, or at least attempt to, others are becoming better-for-you, while others still are turning to fun and unusual flavors to lure customers.
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Royal Wholesale: The Website Wonder

Evolving with the times has helped Royal Wholesale maximize its ability to offer traditional, as well as novelty items to retailers.
By Crystal Lindell
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For Royal Wholesale Candy, headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ, the internet really did change how they conducted their business.
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Gum Base Trends: Delivering experiences, benefits will revive gum sales

Technological developments aimed at consumers and manufacturers promise renewed growth within the category.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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Recent statistics from Euromonitor International show a dropoff in global, as well as U.S. gum sales.
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Booze Drops

TG Innovations, Warminster, Pa.
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Available in a variety of flavors, Booze Drops are exactly what the name suggests — Hard Candy made especially for adults.
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New Candyrific Elvis Collection

Candyrific, Louisville, Ky.
By Crystal Lindell
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CandyRific is celebrating the 60th anniversary of rock ‘n’ roll by offering a talker co-branded with Elvis and M&M’S Brand Candies.
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Combos' New Sweet & Salty Snacks!

Mars, Hackettstown, N.J.
By Crystal Lindell
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Opposites attract with the new sweet and salty flavor combinations
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Cordial Amarena Cherries from CEMOI!

CEMOI Perpignan, France
By Crystal Lindell
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CEMOI uses a high quality candied cherry called Amarena.
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Linda’s Lollis’

YOLO Candy, Mahwah, N.J.
By Crystal Lindell
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Linda’s Lollies are premium lollipops that come in 24 delicious flavors
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Pirate’s Booty Crunchy Treasures

B&G Foods
By Crystal Lindell
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B&G Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of two new Pirate’s Booty treasures.
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Salt & Ayre's New Personal Favorites Collection

Habor Sweets, Salem, Mass.
By Crystal Lindell
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Harbor Sweets, the longtime maker of quintessential New England-themed handcrafted artisanal chocolates, has announced “Personal Favorites” for its Salt & Ayre line.
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Scharffen Berger's New Bars

The Hershey Co., Hershey, Pa
By Crystal Lindell
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Scharffen Berger has introduced four new bars!
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New SNL Candy Line!

IT’SUGAR, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
By Crystal Lindell
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To celebrate SNL’s 40th Anniversary, the irreverent candy empire teamed up with SNL to create a line of candy and novelty items inspired by SNL favorites.
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Peru's Flourishing Cacao & Chocolate Industry: Taking great strides forward

LIMA: Salon del Cacao y Chocolate 2014 showcases Peru's flourshing chocolate industry.
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Chocolatiers and buyers from more than a dozen countires were in attendence.
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World Record

Big League Chew event ‘blows up’ previous Guinness World Record

Cal Ripken World Series debuts with hundreds of fans blowing a bubble gum bubble simultaneously.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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It took all of thirty seconds, but an earnest crowd of 721 baseball fans from around the world managed to blow a bubble gum bubble together and hold it for half a minute to break the previous world record.
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M&M'S World

M&M'S World celebrates grand opening in Shanghai

New store offers 1,600-sq. meters of colorful, chocolate fun
By Crystal Lindell
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The main focal point of the second floor features the Great Wall of Chocolate — the world's largest M&M'S candy wall — offering visitors an amazing photo moment and a chance to create their own customized blend of M&M'S Brand Chocolate Candies from 132 individual tubes.
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Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly’s North Chicago plant to focus on private-label candies, will no longer make Jelly Belly jelly beans

Move eliminates 66 jobs, transfers branded candy production to main plant in Fairfield, Calif.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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"Eliminating positions is a difficult decision to make,” says Bob Simpson, the company’s president and coo. “This move to private-label manufacturing is a forward thinking step for the best deployment of the Illinois facility and the company overall.”
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Elaine Gonzalez succumbs to illness

Long-time chocolate instructor and Peter’s chocolate brand ambassador dazzled professionals and chocolate lovers with her passion and skill.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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Elaine (nee Garcia) Gonzalez, known as the "Chocolate Goddess" to confectionery and food professionals, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, after a lengthy illness at the age of 79.
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Sailing chocolate’s high seas: Norman Love partners with Princess Cruises

Two to offer “Chocolate Journeys” for the ultimate chocolate getaway.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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Ahoy, chocolate lovers, everywhere! Thanks to a partnership between Santa Clarita, Calif.-based Princess Cruises and master chocolatier and pastry chef Norman Love, your ship has finally come in.
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September 2014

September 2014

The September issue features some new chocolate and wine pairings, a preview of ECRM show, and more!
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