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September 7, 2012News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
  • Snickers bars get a kick with NFL logos
    Individually wrapped miniature Snickers bars will feature team logos from all 32 National Football League teams for a limited time. "With Snickers Limited Edition NFL Minis, fans don't have to wait until game day to get into football mode -- now they can get a taste of the NFL any day of the week,” said Roy Benin, chief consumer officer of Mars Chocolate North America. (9/7), Drug Store News (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New ownership for Pretzel Crisps maker
    Pretzel Crisps maker Snack Factory is being acquired by Snyder's-Lance in an all-cash $340 million deal. "The team at Snack Factory has done an amazing job of developing such a successful brand with a loyal following," said Snyder's-Lance CEO David V. Singer. "We look forward to bringing together our collective strengths as Snyder’s-Lance continues to build an even stronger snack foods company.” (9/7), The Wall Street Journal (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rocket Fizz brings sweet nostalgia to Indiana
    Rocket Fizz has opened its first Indiana store in Indianapolis. "Every day, people come in asking for something from their childhood and we try to make them happy," said owner Jon Nething of the store, which sells nostalgic and novelty candy. The Indianapolis Star (9/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Reduce and manage energy expenses with APPI Energy
    Wind farms in the U.S. have avoided 62 million pounds of air pollutants. Learn more about efficient energy programs and how your company can save money through NCA's partnership with APPI. Contact Linda Jamie. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NCA urges market access to Vietnam
    NCA has signed a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to express concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation regarding market access to Vietnam and to encourage full access to the agricultural market. Vietnam holds the largest greatest market potential for U.S. food and agricultural products, and is a key growth market for U.S. producers and exporters. Contact Kelsey Freeman. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science & Technology 
  • Kraft seeks shelf-life solutions
    Kraft is asking third-party organizations to propose ingredients solutions that would reduce water activity in food, thereby increasing shelf life, without increasing sodium or sugar. The posting on Kraft's open innovation site specifies that the ingredient "must not add too much sweetness or any other undesirable off flavor such as bitterness and must be safe for consumption." FoodNavigator (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Edible packaging developer attracts investors
    WikiCells said the edible packaging it is developing will be ready for launch in 2013, now that it has secured $10 million from investors. CEO Robert Connelly said early launches will likely involve yogurt, ice cream and cheeses. FoodNavigator (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • FDA change could mean more vitamin D in bread
    Bakers can increase the amount of vitamin D in bread using D2 bakers' yeast, and add related claims of "rich source of," "high in" and "rich in", under new Food and Drug Administration regulations. "The baking industry is very interested, but until this change in the FDA regulations, the cost of changing the Nutrition Facts on their packaging for a nutrient content claim 'source of' did not seem to be worth it," said Jacinthe Cote, corporate communication manager at Lallemand. (France) (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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