Licorice products, including those with and without licorice extract.


American Licorice

American Licorice turns 100, refreshes flagship Red Vines brand

Company started in 1914 in Chicago.
It’s been 100 years since American Licorice Co. first began doing business in a rented space on W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago in 1914.
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Licorice Trends: Soft and healthy

Licorice consumers demand healthier choices and authenticity.
As the world grows more obsessed with watching what’s in their food and how much of it they eat, licorice manufacturers are listening, responding
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American Licorice Co. plans for expansion

The company sets out to make its La Porte facility more efficient.
American Licorice Co. has announced plans to invest $10 million in the expansion of its La Porte, Ind. manufacturing facility. The Bend, Ore.-based candy maker plans to equip and renovate its 285,000 square-foot facility. The expansion, which will include the installation of a licorice production line and the addition of a rail spur so the company can receive ingredients by rail, is expected to be completed by 2015.
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Rips Bite-Size Rippin’ Reds and Bite-Size Watermelon

The Foreign Candy Co., Inc., Hull, Iowa

 Rips has introduced two new treats to the licorice section.  

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Raisio acquires Candy Plus for €20.5 million

Company hopes it will help expansion into Eastern Europe.
Included in the price for Raisio, which operates Big Bear Confectionery in the UK, is a new capital investment of €2.3 million in fruit-licorice capability.
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Darrell Lea’s new owner thinking big

Tony Quinn hopes to launch new products, build a new factory, expand market share
Tony Quinn hopes to launch new products, build a new factory, expand market share
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Darrell Lea bought by VIP Petfoods

Australian company to close remaining retail stores, layoff 418 employees
Australian icon to close retail stores, but at least for now, Darrell Lea, will still sell its products through other channels.
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Maria Sharpova’s Sugarpova fills a niche

Tennis star creates a line that satisfies the sweet tooth
“From the moment she heard the idea, she fell in love with it,” he says. “She has got an incredible sweet tooth and her eyes lit up, like a little kid opening a Christmas present.”
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American Licorice recalls Red Vines Black Licorice Twists

Recall follows similar one by Lucky Country.

For the second time this month, a licorice company is voluntarily recalling product that potentially had too much lead.

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Lucky Country Inc., recalls licorice

Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice with Natural Ingredients pulled
The Lincolnton, N.C.-based company has recalled Lot A3057 of Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice with Natural Ingredients from Costco and Smart & FInal stores in California, Arizona, and Utah.
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