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April 16, 2012News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
  • Domino debuts 2 sweeteners made with stevia and cane sugar
    Sweetener company Domino Foods introduced Domino Light and C&H Light, made with cane sugar and stevia and with half of the calories of sugar. "Domino and C&H Light make baking lower-calorie recipes easier, with better quality and without forgoing taste," said Maria Machita, vice president of sales and marketing. Food Business Review (4/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How technology is changing shopper marketing
    Shopper marketing is a huge growth area, fueled by technology that is changing the way consumers interact with brands, said retail strategist and ShopWork Managing Director Laura Davis-Taylor. "People now create a different shopping experience every time," she said. "They buy what they want, where they want, at the price they want -- and it's not just in stores; it's across home, life and stores." Adweek (4/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  Diet & Health 
  • Eating nuts might lower BMI and diabetes risk
    People who regularly eat tree nuts -- almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and others -- have a lower body mass index and a smaller waist size and are less likely to develop heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome compared with non-eaters, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. The Daily Mail (London) (4/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Association News 
  • NCA and its members provide candy at White House Easter Egg Roll
    For the second year in a row, NCA collaborated with the White House to ensure candy's place at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The April 9 event was themed "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move," with activities encouraging kids to lead an active life. Candy was distributed to attendees to provide little tastes of happiness. Contact Laura Shumow. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Just Born President talks sugar in Fox Business interview
    Just Born President David Yale recently said sales of Peeps are growing quickly, but he noted that the price of commodities, especially the rising price of sugar, is "what keeps him awake at night" in this Fox Business News video. Yale also mentioned Just Born's commitment to work closely with the NCA to "try and get that subsidy appealed." Contact Susan Smith. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science & Technology 
  • Choc Creator lets users print chocolate creations
    Scientists in the U.K. are now accepting orders for their Choc Creator, an invention that lets users "print their own custom-made sweets, layer by layer," in the words of the BBC. "You just need to melt some chocolate, fill a syringe that is stored in the printer, and get creative printing your chocolate," said project leader Dr. Lian Hao of the University of Exeter. Gadgets and Gizmos (4/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Still no party held accountable for peanut butter salmonella outbreak
    A salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009 that sickened at least 714 people and prompted the recall of 3,913 food products remains an unresolved matter for some of the people affected. The FDA traced the outbreak to peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America, but no lawsuits have been filed against the company. (4/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Demand from Europe boosts cocoa prices
    Cocoa prices rose 4.1% on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange Friday, on better-than-expected grind data from Europe. Because of poor weather in West Africa, a deficit of 71,000 tons is expected, and demand from Europe, though down slightly, is not enough to erase the shortfall. The Wall Street Journal (4/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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