Mars Chocolate North America has announced the launch of several new chocolate products that premiered at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show held in Atlanta Oct. 18-21. The products will be available in the coming months.
As one would expect, with the popularity of this year’s team, both products have been top performing items in-store and online, says Dave Taiclet, president of the Gourmet Food Group, 1-800-Flowers. As he points out, Fannie May and the Chicago Cubs are two iconic Chicago brands.
The 1,700 sq.-ft. salon offers indoor and outdoor seating for dine-in as well as take-out options. Artisan gelato, coffees, baked goods, novelty products and a new Signature Pastry Collection are available in addition to its premium chocolates and desserts.
Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch is launching BEASTMODE chocolate bars in partnership with IT’SUGAR. Created by Lynch and Seattle Chocolate Co., the bars come in three flavors that pack a serious crunch: Mint Kookie N’ Milk, S’mores Bar N’ Milk and P-Nut Butter Pretzel Bar.
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.