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Great Ideas Abound At RCI Events

RCI recently wrapped up its 94th Annual Convention & Industry Expo in St. Louis.
By Angie Burlison
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Candy makers and suppliers connected on the Expo show floor, listened to a wide variety of educational presentations and took tour buses to see firsthand what candy makers in St. Louis are up to.
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Chocolate teapot

Chocolatier to the rescue: Nestlé proves you can make a chocolate teapot

British chocolate teapot idiom shattered by Nestlé’s John Costello.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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On a day when the world’s headlines weighs heavily on everyone’s shoulders, it’s good to know that chocolate can not only prove tasty, but incredibly inspirational.
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Candy drones

Google drones could one day deliver candy bars

Google’s Project Wing debuts drone prototypes.
By Crystal Lindell
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“As part of our research, we built a vehicle and traveled to Queensland, Australia for some test flights,” Google explains. “There, we successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers.”
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Cocoa farmers

Hershey sponsors Ghana’s cocoa farmer of the year’s U.S. trip.

More farmers should have the chance to see where their chocolate is sold
By Bernie Pacyniak
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How often have we heard that so many cocoa farmers never get to taste the very “food of the gods” that they grow?
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Candy makers should welcome changes from FDA

Added sugar labels, serving size changes are better than the alternative.
By Crystal Lindell
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Back in the day, when I was but a young college student gaining what is infamously known as the “The Freshman 15,” as in “15 additional lbs.,” I had a revelation about calories.
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Kettle Award recipent sees the candy industry as 'a community'

Editor Bernie Pacyniak takes a deeper look at this year's Kettle Award recipient, Mike Bianco.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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You can often tell when an article’s good by how much you’ve left out, and my cover story on Mike Bianco is missing plenty of material.
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Incursions, diversions: Walgreens makes right choice to keep HQ in U.S.

Despite shareholders concerns, ultimately, it was the right long-term decision for the retailer
By Bernie Pacyniak
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Illinois’ Senator Richard Durbin'spithy, “Is ‘the corner of happy and healthy’ somewhere in the Swiss Alps?” quickly became a sound bite with teeth.
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What's the best way to eat M&M'S?

Joe Pawlikowski, of CandyStore.com, explores all the best ways to enjoy the famous chocolate treat.
By Joe Pawlikowski
For a while we thought this was the only way. They're candies. What else can you do but eat those bad boys — preferably as quickly as possible?
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Dollar Stores

Dollar Tree's purchase of Family Dollar could be great for both stores

Each has its own attributes, which hopefully will carry over during integration.
By Crystal Lindell
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You can always tell when someone is writing about dollar stores who has never actually been to a dollar store.
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How will Lindt’s acquisition of Russell Stover change the U.S. premium chocolate segment?

Packaged Facts’ Research Director analyzes the merger
By David Sprinkle
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The acquisition will firmly establish Lindt as the No. 3 chocolate candy manufacturer in the U.S. market—still behind Hershey and Mars, but now firmly ahead of Swiss rival and global food leader Nestlé.
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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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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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