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March 25, 2014

Now that spring is officially here, Nestlé has unveiled a slew of festive confections in time for consumers to get a head start on Easter.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Now that spring is officially here, Nestlé has unveiled a slew of festive confections in time for consumers to get a head start on Easter. 

March 21, 2014

Skinnygirl brand has already made its foray into several categories, including a recent line of water flavor enhancers and a partnership with SodaStream to create new flavors. Now the brand will step into the supplement category with its new Skinnygirl Supplements.

NEW YORK — Skinnygirl brand has already made its foray into several categories, including a recent line of water flavor enhancers and a partnership with SodaStream to create new flavors. Now the brand will step into the supplement category with its new Skinnygirl Supplements.

March 18, 2014

Peeps, a brand from Just Born Quality Confections, announced a variety of offerings for Easter 2014, which includes the new Peeps Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks — vanilla cake-flavored marshmallow chicks decked out with rainbow confetti.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Peeps, a brand from Just Born Quality Confections, announced a variety of offerings for Easter 2014, which includes the new Peeps Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks — vanilla cake-flavored marshmallow chicks decked out with rainbow confetti.

Other offerings for Easter 2014 include:

March 12, 2014

Clif Kid, a maker of organic snacks for kids, has announced the nationwide availability of the newest addition to the Clif Kid Zbar line — Zbar Protein.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Kid, a maker of organic snacks for kids, has announced the nationwide availability of the newest addition to the Clif Kid Zbar line — Zbar Protein.

A snack made with organic whole grains, Zbar Protein is designed to be a good source of complete protein.

March 10, 2014

Where would the candy category be without seasonal merchandise?

Where would the candy category be without seasonal merchandise? Seasonal candy sales are a driving force in the category, with seasonal period sales accounting for 55% of the confectionary pie, according to the National Confectioners Association. Unique seasonal in-and-out items shaped and colored specifically for a season represent 22% of category sales. In 2014, NCA estimates that seasonal candy sales will account for $7 billion.

March 10, 2014

Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

March 4, 2014

Clif Bar & Co. on Monday introduced its latest line of snack bars — Clif Mojo Fruit & Nut and Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar & Co. on Monday introduced its latest line of snack bars — Clif Mojo Fruit & Nut and Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate. Crafted with 70% organic ingredients, Clif Mojo Fruit & Nut and Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate deliver a convenient and gluten-free snack that supports today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Clif Bar noted. 

February 3, 2014

General Mills has launched more than 50 new items in the United States, with dozens more to launch in international markets.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has launched more than 50 new items in the United States, with dozens more to launch in international markets.

Some of the new offerings include:

January 31, 2014

Nestlé USA announced expansions to its seasonal Valentine's Day collection, which includes cards kits filled with Nestlé-branded treats.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé USA announced expansions to its seasonal Valentine's Day collection, which includes cards kits filled with Nestlé-branded treats.

January 30, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. will offer consumers a variety of treats for Valentine's Day, including the new Jelly Belly Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. will offer consumers a variety of treats for Valentine's Day, including the new Jelly Belly Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans.   

January 28, 2014

Procter & Gamble announced on Tuesday that it is launching a line of innovative, exciting flavors under a new brand that clearly is aiming to take some wind out of the sails of the upstart Hello brand.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced on Tuesday that it is launching a line of innovative, exciting flavors under a new brand that clearly is aiming to take some wind out of the sails of the upstart Hello brand.  

The new Crest Be line of toothpastes combines unexpected flavors — Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark and Lime Spearmint Zest — with cavity protection, cleaning, fresh breath and whitening benefits.

January 27, 2014

Lindt has announced a line of new offerings, including the company's signature Lindor truffles, just in time for Valentine's Day.

STRATHAM, N.H — Lindt has announced a line of new offerings, including the company's signature Lindor truffles, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Highlights from the chocolatier include:

January 24, 2014

M&M's brand character Yellow will steal the spotlight in a new 30-second commercial in the first half of Super Bowl XLVIII, Mars Chocolate said.

NEW YORK — M&M's brand character Yellow will steal the spotlight in a new 30-second commercial in the first half of Super Bowl XLVIII, Mars Chocolate said.

Yellow was first introduced to consumers, along with M&M's Peanut, in 1954. In the time since, he has become a fan-favorite across the nation, but often plays a supporting role to his fellow candy Red, according to the company.

The commercial, created by BBDO New York, will remain a mystery until Super Bowl Sunday, but fans can catch a teaser on the M&M's Facebook page.

 

January 17, 2014

Hershey is launching a line of chocolate spreads, called Hershey's Spreads, which will be available in three varieties.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey on Wednesday announced that it's launching a new line of chocolate spreads, called Hershey's Spreads. The spreads will be available in three varieties: Chocolate, Chocolate with Almond and Chocolate with Hazelnut. 

January 10, 2014

Lindt and Sprungli has introduced a bevy of new premium chocolate offerings, with flavor combinations ranging from sweet-and-salty to milk chocolate.

STRATHAM, N.H. — Lindt and Sprungli has introduced a bevy of new premium chocolate offerings, with flavor combinations ranging from sweet-and-salty to milk chocolate. 

The new product offerings include Lindor Coconut truffles, Classic Recipe Caramel with Sea Salt bars, special additions to the Lindt Chocolate Specialties line, and the first-ever Lindt Brownie Mixes.

January 6, 2014

Nail care brand Nicole by OPI and Dove Dark Chocolate are ringing in the New Year with the launch of the "Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes."

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Nail care brand Nicole by OPI and Dove Dark Chocolate are ringing in the New Year with the launch of the "Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes." 

The Facebook-based promotion will randomly award 25,000 entrants with two exclusive Nicole by OPI nail lacquer shades inspired by Dove Dark Chocolate: "Better After Dark" and "Promises in the Dark."

January 6, 2014

South Beach Diet unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor.

NEW YORK — South Beach Diet on Monday unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor. 

The new smoothie contains 6 grams of protein and fiber and has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or sugar alcohols.

December 27, 2013

Brynwood Partners V on Friday announced that it is selling its investment in DeMet’s Candy Company for $221 million to Yildiz Holdings A.S., the owner of Godiva, a chocolate brand. The transaction is expected to close in January 2014.

GREENWICH, Conn. — Brynwood Partners V on Friday announced that it is selling its investment in DeMet’s Candy Company for $221 million to Yildiz Holdings A.S., the owner of Godiva, a chocolate brand. The transaction is expected to close in January 2014. 



December 26, 2013

Consumers never tire of candy. Euromonitor data indicates that U.S. dollar sales for chocolate increased 19% between 2007 and 2012, and non-chocolate sales were up 17%.

Consumers never tire of candy. Euromonitor data indicates that U.S. dollar sales for chocolate increased 19% between 2007 and 2012, and non-chocolate sales were up 17%. Euromonitor and the National Confectioners Association expect solid growth in the next five years, with the category “adding more than $6 billion in sales between 2013 and 2018.”

December 26, 2013

Mars will launch a new M&M flavor in May, M&M’s Brand Birthday Cake Chocolate Candies.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars will launch a new M&M flavor in May, M&M’s Brand Birthday Cake Chocolate Candies. The flavor “symbolizes family celebrations, so we think it’s a great fit with our M&M’s brand,” said Larry Lupo, Mars Chocolate North America’s VP sales for convenience and drug channels. The milk chocolate infused with birthday cake flavored candies will be available in a 1.4-oz. single pack for $1.09 and an 8-oz. stand-up-pouch for $2.99.

December 18, 2013

Kashi has announced the launch of Crunchy Granola and Seed Bars in two flavors.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kashi on Wednesday launched Crunchy Granola and Seed Bars in two flavors - Honey Oat Flax and Chocolate Chip Chia. The bars include chia seeds, flax and quinoa. 

"We're passionate about providing delicious and progressive ways to nourish appetites. Kashi's new Crunchy Granola and Seed Bars are made from wholesome ingredients that make positive eating easy," John King, Kashi marketing director said.

December 18, 2013

For peanut butter cup lovers, the New Year will mark not only a fresh start but also a chance to dig into Butterfinger's newest confection.

GLENDALE, Calif. — For peanut butter cup lovers, the New Year will mark not only a fresh start but also a chance to dig into Butterfinger's newest confection. The new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, which offers a fresh spin on the classic peanut butter and chocolate combo, are now shipping to stores nationwide and will be available beginning in January.

December 3, 2013

Infirst Healthcare earlier this month secured the rights to market Dr. Cocoa, an award-winning cocoa-flavored pediatric cough remedy.

LONDON — Infirst Healthcare earlier this month secured the rights to market Dr. Cocoa, an award-winning cocoa-flavored pediatric cough remedy.

“Many cough treatments have deficiencies in their efficacy, safety and compliance profiles and Infirst Healthcare is committed to finding solutions that address these issues," Manfred Scheske, Infirst CEO said. "Introducing compliance optimized pediatric products that taste better to children is a step in this direction. We are excited about the start of our U.S. operations in the pediatric OTC market.

December 3, 2013

Mars is introducing a flurry of new chocolate treats for the holiday season to accompany its traditional festive offerings.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — 'Tis the season for chocolate and Mars is introducing a flurry of new treats for the holidays to accompany its traditional festive offerings.  

November 4, 2013

Lindt & Sprungli USA has announced the launch of its redesigned website, Lindt.com. To usher in the holiday season and to celebrate the revamped website, the chocolatier is unveiling its holiday collection and will provide exclusive online offers to customers.

STRATHAM, N.H. — Lindt & Sprungli USA has announced the launch of its redesigned website, Lindt.com. To usher in the holiday season and to celebrate the revamped website, the chocolatier is unveiling its holiday collection and will provide exclusive online offers to customers.