Retailers Vote for Vendors at Spring Confectionery Event

Retailers recognized their manufacturing partners at ECRM’s 2009 Spring Confectionary Efficient Program Planning Session, held June 14-17 in Itasca, Ill., through the organization’s new Vendor Awards Program, which allows buyers to choose their favorite manufacturers in various categories of competition. And the winners are ….

Best New Product

Pez Candy, Inc.’sDisney Valentines Couples Pez Dispenser gift set for 2010. Consumers can choose from Donald & Daisy or Mickey & Minnie. Each set includes two dispensers and six rolls. S.R.P.: $4.99 per package.

Most Prepared

World’s Finest Chocolates

Most Scanned Product

Maxim Manufacturing and Marketing’s traditionalBubble Gum Eggsfor the Easter season. S.R.P.: $0.99-$1.49 per 7-oz. package.

Best Room Setup

Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of the Topps Company, for its decorative springtime suite.

Editor’s Note: The next ECRM event, Candy Annual Planning, will take place Sept. 21-24 in Dallas. For more information, visit