There’s a new kid on the block, well new to the Global Top 100 Confectionery list, to be exact. Valeo Foods, of Dublin, Ireland, purchased two companies that used to be on the list. Over the last year, they purchased Tangerine Confectionery, of Blackpool, UK, for over $127 million and the confectionery-only division of Raisio’s Plc, of Raisio, Finland, for… Read more »
When the National Confectioners Association (NCA) search committee was looking for a new CEO, they brought in candidates and had them pick their favorite candy out of a bowl. John Downs, now the group’s chief executive, picked out candy from a small family company, Goetze. “I picked out the Goetze Cow Tale that was in the bowl and Mitchell Goetze,… Read more »
“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 »
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 »
Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs
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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 »
The companies will form a self-regulatory initiative administered by the NCA.
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.
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 »