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February 26, 2013News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
  • Mars president urges action on obesity
    Debra Sandler, president of Mars Chocolate North America, told attendees at the NCA's State of the Industry Conference that confectioners must take action on obesity ahead of regulations. "Don't wait for regulators to tell us what to do," she said. (France) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sunsweet adds dried-fruit snacks
    Sunsweet Growers has introduced two snack mixes containing its Plum Amazins diced plums: Amazin Berry Blend and Amazin Cranberries. "Our new Amazin products provide healthy snack options with less sugar and fewer calories for increasingly health-minded consumers," President Dane Lance said. The Shelby Report online (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Thorntons posts revenue growth, plans more closings
    Thorntons, which posted half-year revenue growth of 2.9%, said it will close 40 more stores as it shifts focus to multiple-channel sales growth. "We are encouraged by the overall progress we made during the first half of the year," said chief executive Jonathan Hart. "This performance demonstrates that our strategy is generating results as we continue to rebalance the business, revitalize the brand and restore profitability." (U.K.) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Diet & Health 
  Association News 
  • Annual review summarizes 2012, highlights 2013 trends
    During the 2012 Annual Confectionery Sales Review, NCA’s Larry Wilson will discuss what drove confectionery sales in 2012 as well as influencers that could affect 2013 category planning. The webinar, Monday, March 4 at 1 p.m. EST, is complimentary for all NCA members and retail and wholesale trade customers, and will identify growing channels that contributed to the size and scope of the industry in 2012 as well as macroeconomic drivers that continue to shape the U.S. industry. Contact Jenn Ellek. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Are you on Twitter? Follow us @CandyUSA where we tweet about everything from industry happenings to ways to incorporate sweet little pleasures into your diet. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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