Retail Confectioner takes a closer look at some confectionary retailers and their business.


Powell’s Sweet Shoppe to merge with Lolli and Pops, Inc.

Move provides confectionery chain with 35 shops and unique three-tiered approach
July 2, 2014
With a combined 35 stores and more coming, Lolli and Pops is looking to grow its portfolio of brands.
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Chocolate Works

Chocolate Works opens first Brooklyn location

Franchisee Shlomi Avdoo looks to transform corner candy shop into interactive chocolate factory experience.
June 11, 2014
“Between the residents, tourists, neighborhood schools, churches, and synagogues, the support and enthusiasm we've already received has been tremendous. We are excited to be such a creative part of this bustling community," says Franchisee Shlomi Avdoo.
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France’s first M&M’s store opens in Paris airport

Charles de Gaulle site first airport shop to have a “wall of color” dispenser display.
June 4, 2014
The unique and interactive 116-sq.-meter area is a careful mix of famous M&M's characters and the magic of Paris.
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Hershey's Chocolate World opens on iconic Las Vegas Strip

Immersive technology breaks new ground for visitors experiencing new retail shop.
June 4, 2014
The two-story West Coast flagship store boasts an eye-catching 74-ft. high Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar that visitors can walk through.
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Whimsical Candy: How a Chicago Candy store owners is creating delcious treats

The sweet story of a dream, 40 years in the making.
May 23, 2014
“I love the idea of now being the only practicing candy maker in the loop,” Chris Kadow-Dougherty says.
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Life’s So Sweet: A N.Y. State Candy that's scripted to succeed

Couple provides extraordinary case history for opening up a chocolate shop.
May 23, 2014
It could be the basis for a Hallmark Channel film: Mother and daughter begin making confections and cookies for family and friends together when the daughter’s eight.The daughter continues to refine the mother's recipes, and eventually, a candy store is born. .
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Easter candy trends

Report: More stores selling Easter candy

Market Track report breaks down data from 2014 Easter ads.
April 30, 2014
When it comes to Easter candy sales, mass, drug and grocery stores weren’t the only ones trying to make a sale before the Easter bunny made all of his stops.
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Chocolate to the rescue! Candy company helps animal resuce organizations

Entrepreneur combines passion for chocolate with a good cause, rescuing animals in need.
April 11, 2014
The packaging of each vegan flavor of Rescue Chocolate sheds light on a different aspect of the current pet “overpopulation” epidemic. For example, Pick Me! Pepper highlights the advantages of choosing pets from animal shelters instead of breeders or pet stores.
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IT’SUGAR to open its first Idaho store

The 1,570 sq.-ft. location is slated to open April 16.
April 9, 2014
“Everyone needs a place where they can let loose and indulge,” says Jeff Rubin, founder of IT’SUGAR. “I am so excited to bring my love of candy to such a gem of a state!”
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Welcome to Russia Max Brenner!

New York City-based chocolate company opens shop in Moscow.
March 26, 2014
Muscovites and tourists can now discover the Max Brenner chocolate experience on their way to Red Square, the Bolshoi Theater and Circus Nikulin.
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A Venetian Carnival, a Jelly Belly sculpture and gourmet chocolates! Oh my!

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July 2014

July's issue features an in-depth look at the Brazilian confectionery industry, a review of Interpack, and some more highlights from the Sweets & Snacks Expo.
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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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