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Hershey extends lucrative Halloween season through 'harvest' tie-in

Candy maker expands its fall offerings, connecting them to its Halloween products in attempt to benefit both themes.
Halloween has gradually taken over the fall season, with witches and ghosts haunting storefronts as soon as September hits.
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AACT Conference

Iron Confectioner a fitting finale to AACT conference

No ‘slipups’ for GNT team as they outduel Tate & Lyle in fun but frenetic candy competition.

Unlike that classic and ever-reoccurring novelty song “Yes! We have no bananas,” the American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT)’s seventh annual Iron Confectioner competition did. And then some.


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Taffy company tops 100 flavors

Zeno’s World’s Most Famous Taffy creates 101st flavor — pineapple upside-down cake.

Now you can get taffy that tastes like pineapple upside-down cake. The new treat is Zeno’s World’s Most Famous Taffy’s 101st flavor.


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Capol

Capol appoints Salotto as new manager

Confectionery professional will use his experience, expertise to manage Capol’s eastern regional sales.
Capol LLC has selected Rich Salotto, a confectionery industry veteran, as its new Eastern Region Sales Manager.
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Acquisition

Katjes International acquires Piasten

European confectionery manufacturer adds German candy company Piasten.
“This acquisition ideally complements our range of production capabilities with the internationally growing sugar confectionery segment of ‘dragees,’ sugar-coated products,” says Tobias Bachmüller, managing shareholder of Katjes International.
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Fundraising

Sarris Candies, Steelers QB ‘sweet deal’ helps police dogs

Proceeds from Sarris Candies sales will help provide grants through the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to U.S. police and fire department K-9 units.

Sarris Candies and the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation are joining forces to raise money for K-9 units across the country.


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Hershey's International

Hershey hopes to expand China market with SGM purchase

The chocolate company wants to ensure long-term growth with the purchase of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co.

In an effort to get a leg up in China’s candy and snack market, The Hershey Co. is purchasing Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., a confectionery company based in Shanghai.


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Chocolate most popular specialty food

Study: More consumers indulge in specialty food, especially chocolate.

Shoppers choose to purchase chocolate more than any other specialty food item, according to new research from the Specialty Food Association.


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Fairtrade

Chocolatier opens first Fairtrade chocolate shop in UK

New Cocoa Loco store brings local flavor to British chocolate scene.

Cocoa Loco became the UK’s first 100 percent Fairtrade chocolate shop.


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Ebola epidemic could disrupt cocoa crop harvest

Concerns grow as Ebola-infected areas in Liberia adjoin Ivory Coast’s penetrable western border.
If weather and diseases concerns weren’t enough for the upcoming cocoa bean harvest in the Ivory Coast, then the Ebola epidemic surely provides a real what-if fear — one that’s sending the price of cocoa beans soaring.
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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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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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Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Although many foods are appealing, and even perceived as natural, in spite of containing synthetic additives, consumer increasingly prefer food products which are fully natural.

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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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