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September 12, 2012News for the confectionery industry

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  • Kraft to acquire cookie maker in Morocco
    Bimo, the largest cookie company in Morocco, will be purchased by Kraft Foods for $151 million. Under the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, Kraft, which already owns 50% of the company, will acquire the remaining 50% from National Investment. Food Business Review (9/12), Reuters (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nestle touts Perfect Store concept
    Nestle International Travel Retail will highlight its Perfect Store concept and 2013 product launches at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, France. "Delegates will be able to see first-hand case study results that show how Perfect Store has increased category footfall, conversion and basket size along the shopper journey," said Alan Brennan, customer marketing manager. The Moodie Report (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diet & Health 
  • Healthy diet is important for school success, experts say
    Families should include a healthy diet at home as a tool to help their children find success in the classroom, experts say. Children's National Medical Center pediatric dietitian Megan Barna says a child's dietary habits can affect their energy level, mood and academic performance. Johns Hopkins neurologist Majid Fotuhi suggests starting with a Mediterranean-style diet for brain health and ensuring that children get plenty of vitamins B, C, E and D. The Washington Post (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 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.
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  • Save money on shipping with NCA’s Shipping Program
    NCA Members are now able to combine and coordinate their shipping needs by using the NCA Shipping Program. This allows NCA members to leverage their combined buying power to obtain better shipping rates, share assets in consolidation programs, combine administrative functions such as freight auditing and leverage the use of shared technology. For more information, contact Tracy Thompson or the NCA Shipping Program Administrator, Tom Livernash, at (541) 330-0222. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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