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May 3, 2012News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
  • Expansion on tap for Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
    The Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company is building a 30,000-square-foot factory in its hometown of St. Louis. The factory, which is expected to open later this year and will offer tours, "will serve as our new company headquarters, candy kitchen and distribution center for our retail and gourmet wholesale division," founder and CEO Dan Abel said. (5/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Strategies can boost convenience store chocolate sales
    NCA spokesperson Jenn Ellek said "the numbers are really, really up" for chocolate sales, and convenience stores can increase both sales and revenue through strategies such as maintaining a clear sight-line between the drinks cooler and candy displays. Larry Wilson, NCA vice president for customer relations, recommends that stores stock a mix of well-known national brands as well as new and regional offerings. Convenience Store Decisions (5/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diet & Health 
  • Turmeric might aid in diabetes management, research finds
    Combining curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, with black pepper and onion skin showed efficacy in regulating body weight, blood glucose and cholesterol in rats, a study in ISRN Pharmacology revealed. Researchers said the combination might trigger a biochemical mechanism that prevents glucose uptake in the small intestine. The Daily Mail (London) (5/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • NCA Journal Live launched
    Stay up-to-date on the latest from NCA and the confectionery industry with the brand-new NCA Journal Live, featuring regular news stories and videos. Contact Susan Whiteside. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science & Technology 
  • Spartech debuts sustainable, resealable packaging
    Spartech is using new technology to create 1-Seal, a packaging solution it is touting as durable, sustainable and resealable. The packages are capped and sealed in a single step, creating a lid that is airtight and watertight so an additional film or foil seal is not needed. Food Business Review (5/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Industry groups protest delay of food-safety bill
    About a half-dozen industry groups expressed frustration that a proposed food-safety bill is stalled at the Office of Management and Budget. "Until this new package of safeguards is put into place, all the promise of the new food-safety law will not be met," said Erik Olson, director of food programs at the Pew Health Group, which co-wrote a letter to the Obama administration. The Washington Post (5/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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