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Grimaldi’s ‘Tipping Point’

A million-dollar investment, coupled with several licensing and contract manufacturing initiatives, has triggered a sales surge for the Florida manufacturer.
April 15, 2014
Grimaldi is probably the bestknown and accomplished enrober of potato chips, having staked its claim to this sweet and savory item long before sweet and savory became a national craze.
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Creating a ‘Chocolate Kingdom’: One man's quest to build a chocolate museum in the U.S.

The Schaked father-and-son team refused to give up on their dream. Now, thousands of visitors can now walk away from their chocolate tour.
April 14, 2014
Upon arriving at the Chocolate Kingdom in Kissimmee, Fla., co-owner Bernie Schaked immediately asked the visitor if he liked the columns. “They’re painted to look like chocolate pretzels,” he explains answering his own question before the guest could respond.
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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 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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American Licorice

American Licorice turns 100, refreshes flagship Red Vines brand

Company started in 1914 in Chicago.
March 26, 2014
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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HERZA Schokolade bars break 'color' barriers

German functional chocolate manufacturer introduces first, single-color, multilayer protein bar.
March 26, 2014
HERZA Schokolade looks to shake up the protein bar category with new product launches that sport vibrant colors as well as high protein contents.
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Sal Ferrara

Sal Ferrara steps down from Ferrara Candy

Speculation persists about his future in the confectionery industry.
March 12, 2014
A little more than a year and a half after Ferrara Pan Candy Co. and Farley’s & Sathers merged to create Ferrara Candy, Sal Ferrara has stepped down from his role on the senior leadership team.
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Equal partners: ICAM's relationship with Global Organics continues to evolve

ICAM prides itself on partnerships and it's relations ship with it's organic sugar supplier is no different.
March 12, 2014
A few years ago Dave Alexander, of Global Organic, began discussing the idea of selling the Agostoni line of couvertures as well as ingredients to his customers. Last year, the company inked the deal.
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ICAM: Transitioning to 3G

After investing in a multi million dollar production facility, ICAM has turned its attention toward harnessing the talents of third generation family members.
March 12, 2014
While orchestrating the building and equipping of a 540,000-sq.-ft. cocoa and chocolate processing facility was a complex venture, choosing the right individuals from 17 eligible third generation family members to lead the company in the coming decades demanded even more skill.
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EVENTS

Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

11/7/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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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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Kettle Awards

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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