April 2006

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Giant Eagle Soars
Seasonal Success

In the Store
- Giant Eagle Soars To Seasonal Success
When the going got tough, this savvy retailer got even tougher and smarter — not to mention very strategic — with seasonal candy.

Category Drivers
- 2006 Category Driver/Silver Circle Awards
There were a few new categories/surprises this year in Confectioner’s fifth annual award program for recognizing excellence in candy vendors. Here’s a close-up look at the Category Driver and Silver Circle Winners.
- Hail Category Drivers, 2006

   Special Reports   
State of the Industry Report
- The Annual Industry Review
Sure, there are challenges in the candy industry — especially now that it competes against all snacks — but there’s still tremendous opportunity to address new consumers’ needs with the sweetest products of all.

- Lessons From The Field

- 1-800-flowers.com Agrees To Buy Fannie May Confections
- Ferrara Pan Expands Portfolio With Upscale Kraft Brands, Brand Close-Up and more...
- Candy’s Challenges Cataloged
- People Watch

Product Update
- Jolly Rancher Blasts, Ghirardelli Goes Gourmet and more...
- Cordial Lovers Sampler, Heart Gift Boxes and more...

Last Word
- Congratulations To The Category Driver And Silver Circle Award Winners!

Advertiser Index
- Index