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Inspiration from ISM

The 44th International Sweets and Biscuits (ISM) Fair in Cologne continues to deliver attendees a host of confectionery options to satisfy the world’s sweet tooth.
April 17, 2014
Flexitarian. White chocolate. Ethical marketing. Retro. The four S’s (Snacking, sharing, simplicity, sustainability). Technology. Those are just some of the buzz words and trends from this year’s International Sweets and Biscuit (ISM) Fair in Cologne, Germany.
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Bazooka again asks fans to choose new Ring Pop flavor

Candy maker partners with rock band R5.
April 16, 2014
The band has selected three mouthwatering new Ring Pop flavors, and will rally fans to visit the Ring Pop Facebook page and vote.
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ADM to pursue sale of chocolate business only

Company plans to keep the majority of its cocoa press operations.
April 16, 2014
ADM also said it had recently had extensive negotiations with a potential buyer about the sale of the company’s global cocoa and chocolate business, but in the end, they couldn’t agree on terms.
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ISM 2015 to feature new theme areas, cover more segments

Confectionery and snack trade show to also highlight savory snacks, fruit and vegetable snacks and breakfast and frozen sweets next year.
April 16, 2014
The 45th ISM - the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair, slated for Feb. 1-4, 2015, is adding themes to its show, expanding it traditional focus, which is on confectionery and snack items.
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Natra starts production at its plant in Canada on schedule

Production starts with hazelnut, cocoa spreads.
April 16, 2014
Natra has started operations at its plant in Canada, the company’s first facility outside of Europe.
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Support the Troops


Chewy Confection celebrating its heritage as a WW I ration bar.
April 16, 2014
The candy maker says it will donate up to $10,000 to the USO (United Service Organizations) with in-store promotions during the May.
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Hard Candy Trends: Taking back the reins

Hard candy makers respond to a year of downward sales with new products, expansion and packaging innovation.
April 16, 2014
While there’s no smoking gun to explain the decline in sales, one thing’s for sure, as far as Sally Lyons Wyatt, at IRI is concerned — there is a huge need for innovation.
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Healthy Additives Trends: Guilt-free, from beginning to end

Tooth healthy, high protein reign as top-trending healthy additives.
April 16, 2014
It’s not so much about throwing taste out the door as it is offering a delightful indulgence that simultaneously has a positive impact on consumer health.
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Gelatin alternatives

Jellies and gummies move beyond gelatin.

Starches and pectin offer candy makers alternatives
April 15, 2014
While candy may not seem like the first thing many would imagine a vegetarian sacrificing, those in the confectionery industry know why those who stick to plants have avoid marshmallows and gummiesl — gelatin.
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White Paper

Gelatin replacements evolve

As the industry innovates, choices more closely resemble gelatin
April 15, 2014
It turns out that candy companies have all sorts of reasons for wanting to avoid gelatin — to save money, create a different texture, or be able to officially claim that their gummies are vegetarian, kosher or halal.
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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

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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