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June 24, 2012

Fresh is driving new trips to drug stores — there is no denying. But, in general, drug stores have been good at creating more reasons to shop their stores. DSN identified a few hot consumables and GM products that are likely to help grow impulse purchases.

Fresh is driving new trips to drug stores — there is no denying. But, in general, drug stores have been good at creating more reasons to shop their stores. DSN identified a few hot consumables and GM products that are likely to help grow impulse purchases.

June 21, 2012

Ben & Jerry's is looking to sweeten up summer with the launch of new Greek frozen yogurt and a new chocolate flavor.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Ben & Jerry's is looking to sweeten up summer with the launch of new Greek frozen yogurt and a new chocolate flavor.

The four new pint flavors of Greek frozen yogurt include:

  • Strawberry shortcake: Strawberry Greek frozen yogurt with shortbread pieces;

  • Raspberry fudge chunk: Raspberry Greek frozen yogurt with fudge chunks;

  • Banana peanut butter: Banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut butter swirls;

June 7, 2012

Mars Chocolate is bringing a new treat to the frozen food aisle.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is bringing a new treat to the frozen food aisle.

New Milky Way chocolate ice cream bars are made with chocolate ice cream, a layer of caramel and covered with a smooth milk chocolate coating to deliver the classic Milky Way bar taste, the company said. The treat now is available at stores nationwide.

June 5, 2012

Clif Bar has expanded its Zbar Crispy line with a new cookies 'n cream flavor.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar has expanded its Zbar Crispy line with a new cookies 'n cream flavor.

The USDA-certified organic bar, made with 8 g of organic whole grains and vitamins and minerals — calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin D, does not contain artificial flavors or colors, sweeteners or preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, trans fat or ingredients sourced from GMOs. It joins other kid-friendly Zbar Crispy flavors, including chocolate, chocolate chip and peanut butter.

June 4, 2012

The U.S. chocolate market continues to grow, according to a new Packaged Facts report.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The U.S. chocolate market continues to grow, according to a new Packaged Facts report.

May 31, 2012

Mars Chocolate said it has made "significant progress" towards fulfilling its pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020.

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — Mars Chocolate said it has made "significant progress" towards fulfilling its pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020.

May 22, 2012

Shamrock Farms on Monday announced the launch of Rockin' Refuel Muscle Builder — a protein beverage made with real milk designed to be low in carbs and high in protein — through GNC locations.

PHOENIX — Shamrock Farms on Monday announced the launch of Rockin' Refuel Muscle Builder — a protein beverage made with real milk designed to be low in carbs and high in protein — through GNC locations.

May 11, 2012

Mars Chocolate this week showcased some of its soon-to-be-launched confections and snacks at the National Confectioners Association's Sweets and Snacks Show.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate this week showcased some of its soon-to-be-launched confections and snacks at the National Confectioners Association's Sweets and Snacks Show.

Such items slated to hit retail in the coming months are:

  • Dove Silky Smooth cookies and crème, which blends white chocolate with crunchy chocolate cookie bits. The product will be available in September for a suggested retail price of $1.09 for a 1.34-oz. single bar; $2.29 for a 3.07-oz. large bar and $3.49 for an 8-oz. bag of Dove Promises;

May 9, 2012

An aerodynamic chocolate product, invented by Harvard professor David Edwards, has made its U.S. debut.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — An aerodynamic chocolate product, invented by Harvard professor David Edwards, has made its U.S. debut.

Showcased at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, AeroShot Chocolate, a reformulation of the original Le Whif Chocolate, delivers the taste of chocolate without the calories. Using a small lipstick-sized tube, consumers draw fine particles of chocolate into their mouth for a unique chocolate experience, according to AeroDesigns.

April 24, 2012

Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto are introducing five new flavors to its line of all-natural gelatos.

DALLAS — Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto are introducing five new flavors to its line of all-natural gelatos.

The lineup, which includes chocolate peanut butter cup, banana chocolate swirl, black raspberry chocolate chip, chocolate chip Stracciatella and simply strawberry, are made from scratch using fresh milk (free of growth hormones), extra fine pure cane sugar and only all-natural ingredients, the company said.

Consumers can find Talenti's new gelato flavors at major retailers nationwide at a suggested retail price of $4.99 to $5.99.

March 26, 2012

Kraft’s new MilkBite milk and granola bars address the “better-for-you” snack segment by combining real milk, whole grain granola and other tasty ingredients in one convenient treat.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft’s new MilkBite milk and granola bars address the “better-for-you” snack segment by combining real milk, whole grain granola and other tasty ingredients in one convenient treat. One bar provides 30% of the daily recommended value of calcium — the same delivered in an 8-oz. glass of milk. The bars also are a good source of vitamin D and fiber.


March 16, 2012

Nestlé is rolling out new seasonal candy offerings for spring.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé is rolling out new seasonal candy offerings for spring.

The company's lineup this year includes the Nestlé Crunch Paul Frank "Julius the Bunny" solid milk chocolate bunny, which will be exclusively sold at Target for a suggested retail price of $3.49. Other items include:

  • Nestlé Butterfinger bunny, which will carry an SRP of $3.49 per 5.5-oz. package;

  • SweeTarts gummies, which will carry an SRP of $2.49 per 14-oz. package;

March 8, 2012

M&M’s brand has introduced 8-oz. standup pouches for two new flavors (mint dark chocolate and raspberry dark chocolate), as well as classic M&M’s. The suggested retail price is $2.99. 


HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — M&M’s brand has introduced 8-oz. standup pouches for two new flavors (mint dark chocolate and raspberry dark chocolate), as well as classic M&M’s. The suggested retail price is $2.99. 


March 6, 2012

Endangered Species Chocolate has updated the packaging for its products.

INDIANAPOLIS — Endangered Species Chocolate has updated the packaging for its products.

The company said the new packaging will focus on highlighting the quality of the product inside, while still continuing to highlight the heart of the company's 10% "give back" mission. Along with the new look, the packaging also will feature updated animal plight facts, enhanced animal images and graphic elements, along with information about the company's on-the-ground work in Ecuador with the Endangered Species Chocolate Foundation.

March 6, 2012

Mars Chocolate is getting ready for the holiday season by unveiling its new offerings for winter 2012.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is getting ready for the holiday season by unveiling its new offerings for winter 2012.

The new treats include:

February 16, 2012

Mars Chocolate is putting its candy bars on a diet, according to published reports.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is putting its candy bars on a diet, according to published reports.

The company is said to limit the calories on its well-known candy brands, including Snickers and Twix. According to a Reuters report, candy bars will tout no more than 250 calories by 2013. What's more, the report said, such items as the 540-calorie king-size Snickers bar will be pulled from the market by 2014.

February 13, 2012

Kraft Foods is bringing a new snack to the refrigerated dairy aisle.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Kraft Foods is bringing a new snack to the refrigerated dairy aisle.

New Kraft MilkBite milk and granola bars combine milk with whole grain granola and other ingredients, such as fruit or roasted nuts, while providing the same calcium as an 8-oz. glass of milk, the company said. The bars are available in five flavors, including chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and mixed berry, for a suggested retail price of $3.49.

January 25, 2012

Candy is a powerhouse category for the drug channel. Candy and gum represent more than 6% of center-store sales, according to the National Confectioners Association, and contribute $3 billion annually to the channel.

Candy is a powerhouse category for the drug channel. Candy and gum represent more than 6% of center-store sales, according to the National Confectioners Association, and contribute $3 billion annually to the channel.

Chocolate, which has been a strong category, is experiencing sales deceleration since manufacturers and retailers have passed higher production costs onto consumers.

January 16, 2012

Dove is pairing its chocolate with a new bite-sized candy that combines taste and texture.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Dove is pairing its chocolate with a new bite-sized candy that combines taste and texture.

New Dove chocolate-covered raisins and peanuts is the latest "hand to mouth" candy from the brand, which will debut on store shelves this spring for a suggested retail price of $3.49 for a 5-oz. bag.

The launch will be supported by a creative, multifaceted marketing campaign, including print, broadcast, online/social media, consumer promotions, in-store and shopper marketing.

January 16, 2012

Jelly Belly is expanding its Chocolate Dips line to include a new sweet flavor.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly is expanding its Chocolate Dips line to include a new sweet flavor.

The company said its strawberry flavor will be available in a 2.8-oz. bag, building on the brand's line of convenient smaller bag sizes.

The family of Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips includes coconut, mint, orange, raspberry and Very Cherry flavors.

January 13, 2012

In an effort to help consumers keep their New Year's resolutions, Mars Chocolate North America said its Dove Dark Chocolate brand has partnered with celebrity chef Claire Robinson.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — In an effort to help consumers keep their New Year's resolutions, Mars Chocolate North America said its Dove Dark Chocolate brand has partnered with celebrity chef Claire Robinson.

January 12, 2012

Active Health Foods has introduced an energy bar designed for dialysis patients.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods has introduced an energy bar designed for dialysis patients.

The Active X double chocolate chip bar is made with an exclusive, proprietary formula and joins the company's current lineup of energy bars sold under the Active X and Active X Plus brands.

January 3, 2012

Seattle Chocolates has rolled out two chocolate bars designed to sweeten up Valentine's Day.

SEATTLE — Seattle Chocolates has rolled out two chocolate bars designed to sweeten up Valentine's Day.

The Red Hot truffle bar features dark chocolate with cinnamon oil and crushed cinnamon candy pieces, while the Pink Bubbly candy bar includes freeze dried raspberries in white chocolate with champagne and all-natural popping candy pieces.

The Valentine's Day bars retail for approximately $3 and are available now through Feb. 14 in specialty boutiques and fine grocery stores nationwide.

December 9, 2011

Intentional Chocolate has introduced a new line of chocolate that is certified organic and uses cocoa from Rainforest Alliance farms.

LOS ANGELES — Intentional Chocolate has introduced a new line of chocolate that is certified organic and uses cocoa from Rainforest Alliance farms.

Intentional Chocolate said its Organic + line includes both milk and dark chocolate products. The company said its Organic + dark line also is gluten free, in addition to being certified vegan and kosher.

For more information about the new line, click here.

November 21, 2011

Peeps has introduced chocolate dipped caramel-flavored marshmallow chicks in time for the holiday season, the company announced Monday.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Peeps has introduced chocolate dipped caramel-flavored marshmallow chicks in time for the holiday season, the company announced Monday.

The marshmallow chicks are a creamy caramel flavor dipped in either milk or dark chocolate, the company said. The new flavor is available 3-count packages.