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April 12, 2012News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
 
  • Edy's expands Fruit Bars offerings
    Edy's is adding a mango flavor to its Fruit Bars brand, and launching a 12-count multipack containing coconut, pineapple and orange flavors. Edy's is also teaming for a third year with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, supporting the planting of fruit orchards in U.S. communities. Food Business Review (4/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey shows growing reliance on digital
    Research from Brick Meets Click and Grocery Shopping Network finds consumers are increasingly using digital resources to create shopping lists, find weekly deals, search recipes and access coupons. Yet print circulars still hold the edge, with 80% of shoppers finding them useful, compared to 70% who find digital circulars useful. CandyAndSnackToday.com (4/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diet & Health 
  • Food programs promote healthy diets to counter malnutrition
    Most Americans, even those with lower incomes, get enough calories each day, but they do not necessarily get the nutrition they need for good health, Idaho State University nutritionist Ruth Schneider says. People with lower incomes are more likely to have malnutrition issues, so rescue missions and other hunger programs work with farmers and focus on donations that provide a healthy diet. Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa) (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Greg McCormack urges colleagues to "End Big Sugar"
    Greg McCormack, president of Kencraft, tells the story of Bobs Candies and encourages reform of U.S. sugar policies in this video. NCA plans to leverage the video message on Capitol Hill. Contact Liz Reilly. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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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  International 
  • Burton’s Biscuits shares overseas growth strategy
    Steve Newiss, chief commercial officer for U.K.-based Burton's Biscuits, said the company hopes to triple sales overseas by introducing products that align with the specific tastes of local markets. The company, which makes biscuits under the Wagon Wheels, Jammie Dodgers and Maryland brand names, also holds a license for Cadbury chocolate biscuits. MarketingWeek.co.uk (U.K) (free content) (4/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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