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April 9, 2012News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
  • Haribo seeks larger share of U.S. gummi market
    Haribo, the German gummi bear maker, said U.S. sales have grown more than 20% in 2011, and it is planning further expansion with a new television campaign. The company, with U.S. headquarters outside Baltimore, began selling its gummi bears in the U.S. in the 1980s, and NCA spokeswoman Susan Whiteside said children who were introduced to them never broke the habit. "Now, it's not just gummi bears, it's gummi worms and so many more flavors," she said. "They're constantly capturing a new audience." The Sun (Baltimore) (4/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Peeps hatch a devoted following
    Just Born, the Bethlehem, Pa., maker of Peeps, produces more than 4.2 million Peeps a day, and they are sold in retail locations nationwide, including three company-owned stores. The brightly colored marshmallow chicks are a year-round hit, showing up as Halloween costumes, in diorama contests and in recipes such as deep-fried Peeps and Peeps "sushi". Los Angeles Times/Money & Co. (tiered subscription model) (4/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diet & Health 
  • Roquette introduces pea protein to boost chocolate nutrition
    Roquette America has developed Nutralys, a protein made with peas that it says can make chocolate more nutritious without changing the taste or texture. The company says the allergen-free product can be used for up to 16% of the chocolate without changing the manufacturing requirements. (4/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • For Peeps sake!
    The Coalition for Sugar Reform sent this Easter-themed message to Capitol Hill last week urging Congress to address outdated U.S. sugar policy. "The peep-le in Congress need to reform the U.S. sugar program," claimed a Peep on the card. Contact Liz Reilly. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • This week: NCA’s 2012 Valentine’s Day consumption overview
    NCA will host a complimentary, interactive webinar on Wednesday that takes a closer look at retail sales numbers around candy's fourth biggest selling season, Valentine's Day, and share trends on how seasonal merchandising and promotion can contribute to overall retail sales growth across some of confectionery's largest distribution channels including food, drug and mass. Participants will also come away with insights into how best to prepare for this holiday in 2013. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, at 1 p.m. EDT. Sign up today. Contact Larry Wilson. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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