Mars Wrigley Confectionery Offers C-Store Insights

Introduces ‘Path to Purchase’ approach. C-store shoppers today are looking for a holistic shopping experience and especially in c-stores, gum and confections categories consistently contribute to shoppers putting more items in their basket, according to Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Therefore, it’s increasingly more important to evolve thinking around where and how confectionery is purchased in the […]

Hershey Announces New CSR Strategy

The Shared Goodness Promise ties the company’s business success to initiatives that positively impact people, communities and the environment. The Hershey Company has released its 2017 Shared Goodness Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report and unveiled its new CSR strategy, Shared Goodness Promise, which aims to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives through investments, collaborative […]

Hershey Announces New CSR Strategy

The Shared Goodness Promise ties the company’s business success to initiatives that positively impact people, communities and the environment. The Hershey Company has released its 2017 Shared Goodness Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report and unveiled its new CSR strategy, Shared Goodness Promise, which aims to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives through investments, collaborative […]

Propelling Gum & Mints Forward

Innovative flavors, formats and packaging have increased trial and impulse sales for the c-store gum and mint category. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor From new flavors to different formats, unique textures and creative packaging and even functional varieties such as products geared toward increasing energy or enhancing nutrition, the gum and mints category is changing […]

Ferrero Completes Acquisition of Nestlé USA’s Confectionary Business

Ferrero is poised for continued growth in the U.S. market. The Ferrero Group and its affiliated companies (Ferrero), a global confectionary group, completed its previously announced acquisition of Nestlé USA’s confectionary business, with more than 20 iconic American brands, including chocolate favorites such as Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, Raisinets, Wonka and the exclusive right to the

Gum Packs With Closure

Mentos Pure Fresh Gum Wallet Packs include the VELCRO Brand PRESS-LOK closure system. Perfetti Van Melle, confectionery and chewing gum manufacturer and distributor, has integrated the easy-to-use sensory closure into the pocket-friendly packaging to ensure the product stays sealed and fresh. Available in Fresh Mint, Spearmint and Watermelon flavors, these wallet-sized packs contain 12 pieces […]

New Approach for Gum, Mints

Once a confectionery stalwart, is gum now out of favor? While Mintel’s September 2015 “Gum, Mints and Breath Fresheners Executive Study” noted that breath-freshening gum sales increased 3% globally in 2016, its more recent “Chocolate, Sugar and Gum Confectionery 2018” study, released in January, showed that per-capita sales declined in the U.S. by 1% from

Tracking New Candy Trends

One thing is apparent in the chocolate category: people still like to snack. Mintel, in its 2016 Chocolate Confectionery study, showed $17 million in sales that year and a projected 19% growth in sales through 2020. “Chocolate sales were up in 2017. Most of the growth has come from king-size, resealable pouch bags and innovation,”