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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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Natural Products Expo East

Natural Products Expo East: New candy trends from paleo to future tech

With a plethora of new products, there’s guaranteed to be something please everyone’s palates
Tracking this year’s trends at the Natural Products Expo East, which was held in Baltimore this past week, gave this veteran trend spotter a case of whiplash.
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Michael Allured receives AACT’s Stroud Jordan award

Manufacturing Confectioner Publisher and Editor-in-Chief honored during conference
Since joining the family business in 1986, Allured has been actively involved in the confectionery industry.
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Obituary

Joy Pappas Pulakos, of Pulakos 926 Chocolates, dies at 84

Chocolatier family member passes away after longtime dedication to candy making.
Joy Pappas Pulakos, of Pulakos 926 Chocolates, died Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of fine chocolate-making and innovation in the industry.
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Halloween

Halloween industry booms with $11.3 billion in expected sales

Most households spend well for Halloween, but still keep an eye on prices.
Consumers won’t shy away from Halloween shopping this year, with the average household expected to spend $125 on candy, costumes, decorations and other Halloween items.
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Wine & Chocolate: Pairing Guittard chocolates with fine wines.

Join us on our journey and enjoy some truly wonderful single-origin chocolates and equally fine wines.
When Etienne Guittard left his home in Tournus, France for California, he -like so many others - had gold fever.
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How supposedly good intentions almost killed a chocolate company

Ritter Sport wins critical labeling battle in Munich Supreme Court
Recently, the company has been in a litigious court case involving its natural flavoring description on the label of its Whole Hazelnut Chocolate bar.
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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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Candy Industry's Kettle Awards

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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