When you mess with the proverbial bull, you’re going to get the proverbial horns. And that’s exactly what a suburban Chicago company got when Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. slapped it with a federal trademark infringement lawsuit last week.
Sometimes things just fall right into your lap. Here I was, mulling what I was going to pen for today’s column, when I get this email. Nowadays, of course, emails dictate the direction of our minutes and hours more often than not.
It’s been 10 months since I joined Candy Industry, but it wasn’t until a week ago that I had a chance to partake in an event hosted by the Retail Confectioners International (RCI). I didn’t realize it, but I was in for a treat.
June is also National Candy Month. While it’s a great excuse to savor some of our favorite treats, it also offers an opportunity to reflect on some of the positive trends and developments in our industry.
Given that the National Confectioners Association (NCA)’s Innovation Awards were to be announced the next day at 11:30 on the first day of the Sweets & Snacks Expo, which was held May 23-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago, I was thrilled to get a sneak preview.