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September 25, 2012News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
  • M&M's World Store opens in New Jersey
    Mars Chocolate is opening a temporary M&M's World Store in Hackettstown, N.J., where M&M's have been produced since 1958. The store will be open through Oct. 31 and will carry many of the items found in M&M's World Stores in Manhattan, Orlando, Las Vegas and London, as well as merchandise with a "Made in Hackettstown" logo. CSP (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Daily Twist ads a slam dunk for Oreo
    Kraft is working with multiple agencies on the 100-day Daily Twist campaign, with daily images of Oreos that correlate to events, such as one for the Mars Rover landing and another for Talk like a Pirate Day. The campaign will culminate in New York's Times Square next Tuesday, with live production of the final ad, based on consumer suggestions. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Halloween pop-up stores start creeping in
    Temporary Halloween stores have begun popping up in markets around the country, including Whatcom County, Wash., where merchants are seeing consumers starting to shop for costumes and candy more than a month before the holiday. Consumers spent $6.8 billion on Halloween last year, up from $5.8 billion the year before, according to National Retail Federation data. The Bellingham Herald (Wash.) (9/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diet & Health 
  Association News 
  • Confectionery Leadership Awards nomination period begins
    The nomination process for NCA's 2013 Confectionery Leadership Awards has opened. This program allows manufacturers and brokers to honor trade customers who act as pioneers in the confectionery industry. NCA will accept nominations through Friday, Oct. 5. Contact Jenn Ellek. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ritter Sport talks label challenges
    Ritter Sport public relations manager Petra Fix said fitting all the required product information on packaging is already challenging, and will become more so if the European Commission requires a larger font size. Fix said the company may produce different packaging depending on where the products are exported. (France) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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