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April 22, 2013

Peeps candy, a Just Born brand, will roll out two new summertime flavors to retailers nationwide, the company announced today. Just Born also announced Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends will return for its fourth consecutive summer.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Peeps candy, a Just Born brand, will roll out two new summertime flavors to retailers nationwide, the company announced today. Just Born also announced Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends will return for its fourth consecutive summer.

The new Peeps products include Peeps Bubble Gum-flavored Marshmallow Chicks and Peeps Sweet Lemonade Marshmallow Chicks.

April 12, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America offered Drug Store News a sneak-peek at the company's anticipated lineup for Valentine's Day 2014. The company plans a robust line of products with plenty of new items for retail shelves.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate North America offered Drug Store News a sneak peek at the company's anticipated lineup for Valentine's Day 2014. The company plans a robust line of products with plenty of new items for retail shelves.

Among the new items that will be available at retailers nationwide are:

  • Twix Brand Caramel Heart Singles: A Twix candy in the shape of a heart (SRP $.79-$.99)

  • Dove Brand Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Truffle Hearts Tin: (SRP $4.99)

April 11, 2013

Snack manufacturer Warrell Corp. is introducing a new line of caramel candies, the company said.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Snack manufacturer Warrell Corp. is introducing a new line of caramel candies, the company said Thursday.

Warrell announced the launch of the Classic Caramel brand, sold as bagged, individually wrapped caramel squares. The line includes vanilla, chocolate and apple-cinnamon flavors and an assorted bag containing all three flavors.

March 18, 2013

Rite Aid is stocking Easter and spring supplies at its stores in anticipation of the holiday and season, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is stocking Easter and spring supplies at its stores in anticipation of the holiday and season, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

The 4,623-store chain said items at its stores included chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps, SweeTarts, Ducks & Bunnies, Cadbury Eggs and other candy brands, as well as baskets and other accessories.

In addition, the company is selling such gardening supplies as planters, figurines, bird feeders, wind chimes and outdoor fountains and lighting, including solar-powered devices.

 

March 14, 2013

Just in time for Easter celebrations, Nestlé USA Confections and Snacks has unveiled a handful of new offerings available in retail stores nationwide.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Just in time for Easter celebrations, Nestlé USA Confections and Snacks has unveiled a handful of new offerings available in retail stores nationwide.

The collection's highlights for spring include:

March 14, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Company has introduced new Jelly Belly Tabasco jelly bean bottles to candy shelves, the company announced.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Company has introduced new Jelly Belly Tabasco jelly bean bottles to candy shelves, the company announced today.

Jelly Belly Tabasco jelly beans mimic the traditional Tabasco brand bottle and are filled with the newest Jelly Belly jelly beans spiced with genuine Tabasco brand seasonings.

March 8, 2013

Arco Health announced the release of a new chewing gum designed to aid users in losing weight and to keep their appetites in check.

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio — Arco Health Inc. announced this week the release of a new chewing gum designed to aid users in losing weight and to keep their appetites in check. New Diet-Burst Gum is formulated to make a person feel fuller and quell cravings between meals.

March 8, 2013

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is launching a new chewing gum that comes with a kick.

CHICAGO — Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is launching a new chewing gum that comes with a kick.

The chewing gum maker, part of Mars, plans to introduce Alert Energy Caffeine Gum next month, with full distribution expected this summer. The gum, which the company will launch at convenience stores, supermarkets and mass merchandisers, is designed for adults aged 25 to 49 who use caffeine for energy and want a portable product that lets them control caffeine intake, the company said.

February 6, 2013

Nestle announced new additions to its line of Valentine’s Day offerings.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestle today announced new additions to its line of Valentine’s Day offerings.

This season's collection includes the new Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip Mystery Flavor Valentine Exchange Kit. Returning this year are Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip Valentine Exchange Kit, Nestlé Crunch and Butterfinger Hearts, Wonka's best-selling Nerds , Pixy Stix, or Laffy Taffy Candy and Card Kits, Wonka Sweetarts Lollipops and Wonka Sweetarts Hearts.

January 25, 2013

Pop singer Katy Perry will leave her mark on the newest flavor from snack brand Popchips, the company said.

SAN FRANCISCO — Pop singer Katy Perry will leave her mark on the newest flavor from snack brand Popchips, the company said Friday.

Popchips said it would launch Katy's Kettle Corn, described as sweet and salty, at Target stores this month. Perry joined the company in July 2012 as an investor and creative partner and expressed an interest in creating a signature flavor of the snack.

January 18, 2013

The jelly beans are available in 2.8-oz. bags featuring characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. is launching a series of Disney-themed jelly beans, the company said.

The jelly beans are available in 2.8-oz. bags featuring characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.

January 14, 2013

The maker of Peeps marshmallow candies is introducing a new flavor for Valentine's Day.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The maker of Peeps marshmallow candies is introducing a new flavor for Valentine's Day.

Just Born said Monday that it would introduce Peeps Cherry-Flavored Marshmallow Dripped & Drizzled in Chocolate, in three-count packages with deep-red accents.

"Our chocolate-dipped peeps have been a phenomenal success, and the new Peeps Cherry-Flavored Marshmallow Dipped & Drizzled in Chocolate will definitely excite our fans," Peeps senior brand manager Mark Hoffman said.

 

November 13, 2012

Quest Nutrition on Tuesday launched Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups, a high-protein chocolate candy with 20 g of protein per serving.

LOS ANGELES — Quest Nutrition on Tuesday launched Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups, a high-protein chocolate candy with 20 g of protein per serving. 

The peanut butter cups are made with non-Dutch processed 100% chocolate rich in amino acids, containing no soy, trans fats or sugar. Suggested retail price is $27.99 for a box of 12 packages, with two cups per package.

In September, Quest Nutrition introduced the Cravings line exclusively to Facebook fans. 

November 5, 2012

Seasonal candy generates 40% to 45% of total category sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.

Seasonal candy generates 40% to 45% of total category sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association. Christmas candy sales are expected to track last year’s sales, but with Easter falling early this year, NCA recommends that retailers set Easter candy as Valentine’s Day products are taken down. 


Products with play value remain popular with consumers, but manufacturers say those with a “try me” feature have the strongest sell-through.

 

 

November 5, 2012

Playmaker Nutrition is looking to knock multivitamin sales out of the ballpark with a new gummy line targeting teens and tweens.

PASADENA, Calif. — Playmaker Nutrition is looking to knock multivitamin sales out of the ballpark with a new gummy line targeting teens and tweens. Of course, with sports-stars-cum-company-founders backing their play, the gummies may appeal to more than just kids. The all-start lineup includes Summer Olympics gold medalist and NBA star Kevin Love, Winter Olympics gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden and Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

October 10, 2012

Mars Chocolate is gearing up for the launch of new candies that are "unwrapped, pop-'em-in-your-mouth, bite-sized cubes."

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is gearing up for the launch of new candies that are "unwrapped, pop-'em-in-your-mouth, bite-sized cubes."

New Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites are "a convenient and easier-to-eat format," Mars Chocolate said.

Kosher-certified and available at stores nationwide in May 2013, Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites will be available in 2.83-oz. bags for a suggested retail price of $1.49 each. Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites also will be available in 8-oz. and 7-oz. bags, respectively, for $2.99 each.

September 20, 2012

Just Born has introduced new Halloween-themed candies under its Peeps and Mike and Ike brands.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Just Born has introduced new Halloween-themed candies under its Peeps and Mike and Ike brands.

New Peeps snack size mini marshmallow chicks are 34 individually wrapped treats adorned in orange, green and purple. The new Mike and Ike Mummy's Mix limited-edition flavor mix, packaged in a 5-oz. theater box, includes lemon, orange, grape, lime and raspberry flavors. What's more, the new Mike and Ike variety bag features Mike and Ike original fruits, RedRageous! and Zours flavors, and is available in both 40-count and 63-count sizes.

September 12, 2012

The Mentholatum Co.’s Softlips brand has announced the launch of a new Halloween-themed lip balm that is hitting retail stores in early September.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Mentholatum Co.’s Softlips brand has announced the launch of a new Halloween-themed lip balm that is hitting retail stores in early September.

The new Softlips Marshmallow Ghost will be featured as part of a Halloween-themed two-pack that includes the Softlips Vanilla lip balm.

September 6, 2012

Popcorn, Indiana is sweetening up the snacks aisle.

NEW YORK — Popcorn, Indiana is sweetening up the snacks aisle.

The company said it has reintroduced its limited-edition flavor line. New to the portfolio this year are chocolate peanut butter kettlecorn and dark fudge peppermint kettlecorn. What's more, Popcorn, Indiana has added more flavors to its year-round lineup: almond biscotti popcorn and roasted peanut caramel popcorn. The new varieties are all natural, gluten free, contain whole grains and have zero trans fats, cholesterol or preservatives.

August 21, 2012

Church & Dwight on Monday became the latest large-scale CPG company to field a line of gummy vitamins with its acquisition of Avid Health for $650 million in cash.

PRINCETON, N.J. - Church & Dwight on Monday became the latest large-scale CPG company to field a line of gummy vitamins with its acquisition of Avid Health for $650 million in cash.

August 20, 2012

The Philadelphia chocolate-and-peanut bar that started as a World War I ration is back — even though it didn't really go anywhere. Candy company Just Born announced that it has overhauled its Peanut Chews' brand image to better reflect its roots.

The Philadelphia chocolate-and-peanut bar that started as a World War I ration is back — even though it didn't really go anywhere. Candy company Just Born announced that it has overhauled its Peanut Chews' brand image to better reflect its roots.

July 23, 2012

Green Forest Nutrition recently introduced a line of what it is touting as weight-loss gummies.

SAN DIEGO — Green Forest Nutrition recently introduced a line of what it is touting as weight-loss gummies.

Gummy Owls are made with konjac mannan, a yam fiber that is designed to promote weight loss. The gummies are available in cherry, lemon, and strawberry flavors and are sugar free. Additional information can be found on the company's website.

June 28, 2012

Jelly Belly has unveiled a new line created under license from Sunkist Growers.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly has unveiled a new line created under license from Sunkist Growers.

The lineup of Sunkist dark chocolate orange sticks and new Sunkist dark chocolate raspberry sticks, which are made with real fruit purees and juices to provide the intense flavor without artificial colors; Sunkist Fruit Gems, available in pink grapefruit, raspberry, orange, lemon and blueberry flavors; and Sunkist orange slices. The jell candies also tout contemporary packaging.

June 21, 2012

Gummy vitamins are not just for kids anymore. With baby boomers entering their golden years, it won’t be pill phobia that will drive 
supplement-seeking seniors in search of gummy vites as much as it may be pill fatigue.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Gummy vitamins are not just for kids anymore. With baby boomers entering their golden years, it won’t be pill phobia that will drive 
supplement-seeking seniors in search of gummy vites as much as it may be pill fatigue. For the 52 weeks ended April 15 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), SymphonyIRI Group tracked $3.6 billion in vitamin sales, up 5.2%. So the timing is just right for Pharmavite and its launch of 
Nature Made Adult Gummies, which includes a B-complex, calcium, Co-Q10, multi­-
vitamin and vitamins C and D3 offerings.

April 12, 2012

Nutrition bar company Forward Foods on Thursday announced the addition of the Detour Lean Muscle cookies n' cream flavor to its existing line of protein bars.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nutrition bar company Forward Foods on Thursday announced the addition of the Detour Lean Muscle cookies n' cream flavor to its existing line of protein bars.