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November 8, 2013

King, a gaming company, is taking Candy Crush sweets from computer and smartphone screens all the way to store shelves with the introduction of Candy Crush Candies.

NEW YORK - King, a gaming company, is taking Candy Crush sweets from computer and smartphone screens all the way to store shelves with the introduction of Candy Crush Candies.

The candies, which come in flavors like Jelly Fish, Mixed Fruit Gummies, Sour Fruit Gummies and Color Bombs, are inspired by King's popular game Candy Crush Saga.

November 1, 2013

This holiday season Spangler Candy Co. will launch limited-edition, holiday flavors in two of its most iconic brands: Dum Dums Holiday Pops and Peppermint Marshmallow Circus Peanuts, the company announced.

BRYAN, Ohio, — This holiday season Spangler Candy Co. will launch limited-edition, holiday flavors in two of its most iconic brands: Dum Dums Holiday Pops and Peppermint Marshmallow Circus Peanuts, the company announced.

October 25, 2013

Dr. Brown's new Healthy Wipes aims to provide convenient cleaning for a variety of baby's needs with the use of xylitol. The line features Tooth & Gum, Nose & Face and Pacifier & Bottle wipes — each designed with natural ingredients that are designed to discourage harmful bacteria through gentle cleaning.

ST. LOUIS — Dr. Brown's new Healthy Wipes aims to provide convenient cleaning for a variety of baby's needs with the use of xylitol. The line features Tooth & Gum, Nose & Face and Pacifier & Bottle wipes — each designed with natural ingredients that are designed to discourage harmful bacteria through gentle cleaning.

October 16, 2013

Candy maker Mars Chocolate North America has introduced a new set of planning tools to help retailers develop their marketing strategies and build chocolate sales, the company said.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Candy maker Mars Chocolate North America has introduced a new set of planning tools to help retailers develop their marketing strategies and build chocolate sales, the company said.

The new resources include the 2014 Moments Calendar Video, year-long display programs, a convenience channel 2014 Planning Toolkit, a revamped Mars24seven.com and the Performance Plus Rewards Program.

October 14, 2013

The Hershey Co. plans to launch its first new candy brand in 30 years in January, the company said.

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Hershey Co. plans to launch its first new candy brand in 30 years in January, the company said.

Hershey announced the upcoming launch of Lancaster, a line of caramel soft cremes. The new brand is named after the Lancaster Caramel Co., Milton Hershey's original brand, and inspired by similar candies that he made more than 120 years ago at the Lancaster, Pa., company.

October 10, 2013

There may still be room for substantial growth in multivitamins — like in gummy vitamins.

There may still be room for substantial growth in multivitamins — like in gummy vitamins.

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October 10, 2013

Nestlé USA Confections and Snacks on Thursday introduced its new sweets selection from Nerds, SweeTarts, Laffy Taffy, Butterfinger, Nestlé Crunch and more. The company also is offering three new Halloween candy variety packs.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé USA Confections and Snacks on Thursday introduced its new sweets selection from Nerds, SweeTarts, Laffy Taffy, Butterfinger, Nestlé Crunch and more. The company also is offering three new Halloween candy variety packs.

October 3, 2013

Hershey is releasing small-sized versions of several candy brands in time for Halloween, the chocolate maker said.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey is releasing small-sized versions of several candy brands in time for Halloween, the chocolate maker said.

Hershey said the new snack-sized candies included Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis, Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate and Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple Flavor Lollipops. The company also highlighted the Cadbury Screme Egg candy with green yolk, Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin and Kit Kat Halloween Bar, as well as Hershey's Kisses with a pumpkin spice flavor and Kisses Acorn Treats.

October 2, 2013

A new line of candies from Mars Chocolate North America includes several flavors to coincide with Halloween.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — A new line of candies from Mars Chocolate North America includes several flavors to coincide with Halloween.

The candy maker announced the release of its latest line, which includes Snickers peanut butter pumpkin-based singles, as well as jack-o-lantern-shaped Snickers-brand pumpkin, available in two packs. The company is also releasing a new large variety bag of Snickers Fun Size canned, available in Snickers Original, Almond and Peanut Butter Squared bars.

September 18, 2013

A new Halloween survey from the National Confectioners Association, an advocate for the confectionary industry and its customers, found an overwhelming majority of respondents chose chocolate as their favorite Halloween treat.

WASHINGTON — A new Halloween survey from the National Confectioners Association, an advocate for the confectionary industry and its customers, found an overwhelming majority of respondents chose chocolate as their favorite Halloween treat.

September 11, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — On Tuesday, Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

Jelly Belly Camo Beans come in 3.5-oz. bags in 12-ct. cases and come with seven flavors inside each bag: chocolate pudding, green apple, licorice, juicy pear, orange sherbet, toasted marshmallow and watermelon.

August 2, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America announced a new addition to the Dove dark chocolate family with new Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a new addition to the Dove dark chocolate family with new Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl.

Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate is available in both large bars and individually wrapped Dove brand Promises. The suggested retail price is $1.99 and $3.49, respectively.

July 26, 2013

Unreal — a company specializing in candy made with 100% real ingredients, no corn syrup, no GMOs and less sugar — announced new packaging for its "unjunked" candy and retail displays set to roll out into retail stores nationwide.

BOSTON — Unreal — a company specializing in candy made with 100% real ingredients, no corn syrup, no GMOs and less sugar — announced new packaging for its "unjunked" candy and retail displays set to roll out into retail stores nationwide.

July 12, 2013

Consumers have a brand new way to enjoy the trademark Snickers combination of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Consumers have a brand new way to enjoy the trademark Snickers combination of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat. New Snickers Bites are small "pop 'em in your mouth" milk chocolate cubes that deliver classic Snickers flavor in a bite-sized treat. The bite-sized unwrapped cubes are now available nationwide in a 2.83-oz. sharing size bag at a suggested retail price of $1.49 and an 8-oz. stand-up pouch for $2.99.

June 21, 2013

Stride gum today announced the release of its iOS game, "Gumulon," a new mobile app game controlled by chewing.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Stride gum today announced the release of its iOS game, "Gumulon," a new mobile app game controlled by chewing.

Using the front-facing camera available on select mobile devices, players use their mouths to completely control the intergalactic game play — when you chew, the main character, Ace, jumps. This advanced chew-tracking software was developed specifically for "Gumulon."

June 12, 2013

Jelly Belly announced the addition of two new product offerings that will be available for the 2013 holiday season.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly announced this week the addition of two new product offerings that will be available for the 2013 holiday season.

June 12, 2013

Nuvora Inc. announced the availability of a new soft lozenge to help provide relief for those who suffer from dry mouth.

Santa Clara, Calif. — Nuvora Inc. announced today the availability of a new soft lozenge to help provide relief for those who suffer from dry mouth.

June 7, 2013

American Licorice Co. announced that its Sour Punch Punchies candy will be available nationwide at all Target stores beginning in June.

LOS ANGELES — American Licorice Company announced today that its Sour Punch Punchies candy will be available nationwide at all Target stores beginning in June.

June 4, 2013

Mars Chocolate announced last week its new Snickers Bites are now available nationwide.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate announced last week its new Snickers Bites are now available nationwide.

Snickers Bites are a new unwrapped candy containing the same combination of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat as classic Snickers bars, but are shrunk down into smaller "pop'em in your mouth" cubes that are ideal for sharing, the company stated.

May 31, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Company announced a line of jelly bean bags featuring Disney character villains will be available later this summer for Halloween.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Company announced today a line of jelly bean bags featuring Disney character villains will be available later this summer for Halloween.

The 1.2 oz bags are sized perfectly for snacking and make great favors or goodies to pass out during Halloween celebrations. Packages feature one of four Disney foes: Cruella De Vil, Ursula, Captain Hook or The Evil Queen.

May 30, 2013

While it's tough to be an indulgent food in a health-conscious society, chocolate candy is still seeing growth in a few key segments. While the category is finding its balance between satisfying a loyal base of consumers looking for a guilty pleasure and an increased national focus on healthy eating, new segments are emerging.

While it's tough to be an indulgent food in a health-conscious society, chocolate candy is still seeing growth in a few key segments. While the category is finding its balance between satisfying a loyal base of consumers looking for a guilty pleasure and an increased national focus on healthy eating, new segments are emerging. Unreal, for example, is a preservative-free, natural chocolate with 25% less sugar than traditional chocolates.

May 30, 2013

Little princesses will love the new Jelly Belly Disney Princess Line featuring the favorite Disney characters Ariel, Cinderella and Rapunzel.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Little princesses will love the new Jelly Belly Disney Princess Line featuring the favorite Disney characters Ariel, Cinderella and Rapunzel. Each 1-oz. package is filled with Jelly Belly's new Enchanted Mix, sparkling jelly beans in a selection of iridescent versions of the brand's popular berry blue, blueberry, bubble gum, cream soda, orange, sour apple and very cherry flavors. The 1-oz. bag size, which will ship in August, is a high-impulse purchase.

May 30, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America announced that a new M&M'S brand Chocolate Bar is in stores.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — On Thursday, Mars Chocolate North America announced that a new M&M'S brand Chocolate Bar is in stores. The M&M'S brand Chocolate Bar combines a creamy, smooth milk chocolate bar with the colorful fun and taste of M&M'S Chocolate Candies, according to the company.

May 17, 2013

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their partnership of Mueller Sports Medicine and Quench Gum for the 2013 regular season.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today their partnership of Mueller Sports Medicine and Quench Gum for the 2013 regular season. Mueller will provide the Dodgers players with Quench Gum and also their fans with special giveaways and promotions slated throughout the season.

April 29, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy celebrated National Jelly Bean Day last week by introducing a new line of jelly beans coated with an edible, iridescent sheen.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy celebrated National Jelly Bean Day last week by introducing a new line of jelly beans coated with an edible, iridescent sheen.

The new Jelly Belly Jewel Collection features seven of Jelly Belly's most popular flavors finished with the gem-inspired sheen.