Tag: candy

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Makers of Red Vines and Sour Punch Candies honors top performers
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TinctureBelle must recall, destroy lookalike candies
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Line extensions for M&M's, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Combos, Dove, Twix.
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Biggest brand launch since introduction of M&M's Pretzel in 2010.

Gum Sales Drop 6.8% in 2013; Here's Why

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Dollar sales of gum dropped 6.8% in 2013, the fourth year in a row sales have dipped.

Candy and mint sales continue to drive total category sales, while gum has been declining for three years.

Source: Nielsen via Hershey

Fewer households are purchasing gum, and there is a longer time between gum purchases for those who do.

Source: Nielsen via Hershey

Consumers are chewing less gum for multiple reasons.

Source: The Connell Group/Journal of Pediatric Neurology via Hershey

Best-in-class convenience-store retailers sell 31% of their candy products from secondary locations. Hershey, however, urges retailers to drive sales with in-line merchandising because efficient assortments are critical to meet consumer demand.

Source: Meyers Research 2012 via Hershey

CSP Magazine
Seven of the top 10 in-store categories posted decent unit sales growth in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at category highlights.
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Seasoned execs promoted in petcare, food, sales and marketing
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Responsible for agency relations, brand equity and strategy, marketing, media, digital
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