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ISM 2018: Dylan Lauren presented with the ISM Award 2018

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“I have loved candy since I was a kid”: Dylan Lauren, the founder and owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar, discovered her passion for sweets at a young age. “She always had sweets in all of her pockets as a kid,” reported Richard Ross, President of Galerie Candy. As her long-standing companion and business partner, Ross held the laudation for the… Read more »

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The Top 100 Candy Companies in the World in 2018

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At the last minute, there’s been a shakeup for the top spots in the Global Top 100 as the No. 3 candy company just got a little bigger and inched its way to No. 2. Italian-based Ferrero Group has increased its sales portfolio with its acquisition of Chicago-based Ferrara Candy in December. United States-owned Mondelez International comes in at a… Read more »

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Wacker Develops the World’s First 3D Printing Process to Use Gum

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At ProSweets Cologne 2017, WACKER will presenting two world firsts for the confectionery industry. With WACKER’s innovative CANDY2GUM technology, it is possible to produce confectionery with a completely new mouthfeel: what begins as a piece of chewy candy turns into chewing gum after a short time. Since this innovative product is made in a boiling process, manufacturers can now add… Read more »

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Six Candy Companies Pledge Not to Advertise to Kids Under 12

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Six candy companies whose brands include Brach’s, Lemonhead, Ghirardelli, Jelly Belly, Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks have agreed not to advertise to children under age 12, according to an announcement from the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

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Printed gummy revolution

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A 3D gummy printer has been introduced as part of a new retail concept in confectionery – the Magic Candy Factory. Birmingham-headquartered Katjes Fassin UK Ltd showcased the innovation in confectionery production, which will be available for UK consumers from early 2016. The premium confectionery maker – supplier of Percy Pigs to M&S – has beaten competitors to create the… Read more »

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Tracking confectionery ingredient trends

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Consumer demand for clear and clean labels has suppliers offering natural and innovative alternatives. Maple syrup, nuts, honey, salt and a whiff of campfire smoke; it sounds like the items for a dinner prepared by pioneers of yore. Rather, these are trending flavors and ingredients for today’s premium chocolate and confections. It’s, like, forward into the past. So what’s making… Read more »

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