Table of Contents
June 1, 2006
Trade Talk- Multi-Vendor Snack End Cap A Big Winner
Best-of-the-best end cap boosts retailer total snack category sales and margins.
Category Insights- Meat Snacks Spice Up The Bottom Line
The low-carb craze is over, but the popularity of meat snacks continues.- Sparking Seasonal Confectionery Sales
Selling more seasonal candy requires more of a merchandising commitment in the store.- Premium’s Out Of The (Illustrious) Bag
Upscale chocolate is out of the (illustrious) bag.- Non-Chocolate Gets Exotic And Intense
New offerings come with plenty of bite and in a myriad of flavor and texture combinations.
Retail Trends- They Have A Way With Gourmet
Remember when grocery shopping was about grabbing food and getting out? Upscale supermarkets are changing all that.- Confection Heaven
Retail Strategies- Smarter Kids’ Candy
Kid Engineers- A Kids’-Eye View Of Confections
Kid Engineers’ share what they — and their parents — are thinking about candy.
Anniversary Observed- 90 Years Of Confectioner
We take a trip down memory line in observance of Confectioner’s 90 years of publication.
Consumers- A “Booming” Opportunity
Are marketers focusing on the Baby Boomers of today? Ignoring them could be a trillion-dollar mistake.
In the Store- Alternate Realities
The candy category is gaining a firm foothold in nontraditional retail locations.- Marjack In The Middle - Plugged In To Candy - Candy And A Movie Prove A Winning Business Proposition - Distributing Fun
Diet and Health- Getting Real About Candy And Obesity
How can the candy industry best address today’s growing obesity epidemic? Consider these expert insights.
Upfront- Alternative Opportunities
News- Cap Goes Back To “Children At Play” Roots - Hershey Funds Health Research, New Center - The Demographics Of Shopping
Worth Watching- Giant Eagle Gives Convenience Retailing A Go Worth Watching
Candy Product Update- Bpop Bones, Eclipse Big-E-Pak and more...
Snack Product Update- Hershey Snack Line, Dolcetto Wafer Rolls and more...
Seasonal Product Update-Candy Cane Pop Rocks, Guylian Twists and more...
Last Word- A Sweet Trip Down Memory Lane
Advertisers’ Index- Index