Chocolate

Milk, white, and dark chocolate products.

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Chocolate to the rescue! Candy company helps animal resuce organizations

Entrepreneur combines passion for chocolate with a good cause, rescuing animals in need.
April 11, 2014
The packaging of each vegan flavor of Rescue Chocolate sheds light on a different aspect of the current pet “overpopulation” epidemic. For example, Pick Me! Pepper highlights the advantages of choosing pets from animal shelters instead of breeders or pet stores.
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Jelly Belly TABASCO Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly Candy Co., Fairfield, Calif.
April 10, 2014
Rich dark chocolate meets sweet heat in the new jelly beans.
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Cube Gift Boxes with Fair Trade Certifi ed Cocoa and Cane Sugar

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co., St. Louis
April 10, 2014
The CUBE line of gift boxes is a collection of America's favorite flavors made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and cane sugar.
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Carmit's New Gluten-free Cluster Collection

Carmit Candy Industries, Rishon Letzion, Israel
April 10, 2014
"The perfect blend of crispy, chewy and sweet! Carmit is going gluten-free with its new clusters."
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Acquisition

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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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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Mars President

Mars Inc. names Mars Chocolate’s Grant Reid as next president

Paul Michaels, president since 2004, announces plans to retire Dec. 31, 2014.
April 2, 2014
For the first time since 2004, Mars Inc. will have a new president — and he comes into the role after serving in the company’s sweet spot.
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Mars Plant

Mars opens news $270M facility in Topeka, Kan.

Factory slated to produced M&M’S and SNICKERS.
March 27, 2014
Slated to produce M&M’S and SNICKERS, the roughly 500,000-sq.-ft facility is the first new Mars Chocolate North America site built in the last 35 years.
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Welcome to Russia Max Brenner!

New York City-based chocolate company opens shop in Moscow.
March 26, 2014
Muscovites and tourists can now discover the Max Brenner chocolate experience on their way to Red Square, the Bolshoi Theater and Circus Nikulin.
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Hershey's International

Hershey’s Kisses reaches $100M in sales in China

Candy becomes first Hershey Co. brand to reach $100M in annual sales outside of North America; achievement reflects company’s international growth strategy
March 12, 2014
As part of it’s growth plan in China, the chocolate company recently introduced Hershey’s Kisses Deluxe Chocolates in the country.
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EVENTS

Preserving Chocolate for Future Generations

7/17/12
Online
Contact: Jamie Tunison

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND As demand for chocolate grows in developing markets, can the existing cocoa-growing regions meet the supply-side challenge? Bettering the economics for small farmers in Africa, Asia, South and Central America requires a comprehensive approach, one that takes into account improving agricultural practices, enhancing supply chain infrastructures, expanding community services, boosting farmer incomes and taking advantage of evolving technologies.

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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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April 2014 Cover

April 2014

In this issue of Candy Industry, Editor Bernie Pacyniak reports on three candy manufacturers from his visit to Florida, hard candy is making a comeback, interpack, and more!
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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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