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Hershey posts ‘solid’ third-quarter numbers

Company points to nearly 6 percent volume growth in the quarter. However, higher commodity costs, especially dairy, reduce gross margins.
CEO and President John Bilbrey announced that The Hershey Co. made “good progress against our third-quarter objectives as net sales, retail takeaway and market share trends improved versus the first half of the year.”
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NCA: U.S. confectionery market to grow $6 billion in 5 years

Association shares ‘Sweet Insights’ on confectionery marketplace.
The U.S. confectionery market is expected to see about $6 billion in increased sales in the next five years, and premium products are driving the growth. But the industry is growing faster globally than it is domestically and commodity costs are impacting costs from the farm to the finished product.
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New U.S./Mexico sugar agreement could be bad for candy makers

Sweetener users group deeply concerned about potential limitations to Mexico sugar imports.
U.S. sugar policy reform took another blow this week, as the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it has initialed draft agreements with the Mexican government and Mexican sugar exporters.
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Despite consumer concerns, holiday spending should be up slightly

Nielsen surveys suggest a modest uptick in total dollars spent.
Santa will have a mixed, albeit slightly larger, bag of goodies for everyone this year.
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Yum-Wick edible candles now available for licensing

World’s first completely edible candles experience growing demand, push to expand.
What if the candles were also the dessert? Two and a half years ago, Tara Johnson formed Yum-Wick Inc., which sells her original chocolate candles.
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Cleveland chocolate store celebrates 75th anniversary with giveaway

Diners can enjoy complimentary Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates at various city restaurants.
Free chocolate? It sounds like a dream, but in Cleveland every weekend through December 20, it will be reality.
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2014 Sweet 60: The top candy companies in North America

Listing encompasses a full range of multinational, national, regional and local players.
For the first time, we have taken a subset of the Top 100 and encapsulated it into the North American Sweet 60 confectionery companies.
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Edward Marc Brands to expand

State grants to help with $2.5-million investment, which will create a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and 51 new jobs.

Edward Marc Brands Inc., a gourmet chocolates manufacturer, has announced that it will expand its operations to support its newly launched Snappers line — a gourmet, sweet snack made with pretzels, caramel and chocolate.

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PACK EXPO International

Second largest PACK EXPO show attracts record number of exhibitors, attendees

PMMI partners with ISPE to include Pharma EXPO, thus expanding event that showcases innovation in packaging and manufacturing.
The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) is preparing for a record-breaking four days at the PACK EXPO International and the debut of the Pharma EXPO Nov. 2-5.
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Hampton Chocolate Factory opens first retail location

The Hamptons get sweeter with new chocolate shop.
Now everyone can give their loved ones the gift of the Hamptons this holiday season.
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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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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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